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Old 12-17-2008, 10:10 AM   #21 (permalink)
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MIT probably is a great place to study. I just did not want our friend to find out the hard way if that wasn't the case. Be careful, don't just assume its going to be great just based on glowing ratings and publicity. I have not heard any horror stories about MIT (or much of anything else). Most of the horror stories I have heard (or even experienced) involve particular advising professors rather than whole departments. As for my own story, since I was slow to develop as a consistently good student, I was lucky to be in a department that kept encouraging me rather than showing me the door.

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Old 12-17-2008, 02:39 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I think that is a little pessimistic. It wasn't MIT, but my grad school program (Environmental Sciences and Engineering) has 3,000 applicants each year and only accepts 12 students, and they treated us very well. It is to any school's advantage to graduate as many of their students as possible. I know several MIT grads (both undergrad and graduate degrees) and I got the impression they all loved it there.
Well I am also going to apply to
Caltech
Berkley
School of Mines (Colorado)
and
UT (Austin)

So its just a matter of which one accepts me

Oh, I just updated a few by the way experiments by the way (some that are not ridiculous to do anyways )

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Old 12-17-2008, 05:13 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Affects on slope vs optimal LOD for accelerating to speed/pulsing.

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