In 2003, 10 years ago, I heavy thick envelope had appeared in the mail. I was to so nerves as I looked at the return address, which was in Cambridge Massachusetts. To not junks myself I didn’t open the envelope but ran to a window to see if I can read anything inside through the light. I was able to great a congratulations.
I heaved a sigh of relief knowing that it must keep a positive envelope to be such a thick collection of paper. I opened the envelope and this is one of the pieces that was in the front. It was a letter from the President of MIT.
Dear Prospective Member of the Class of 2007:
Please accept my heartfelt congratulations on your admission to MIT. Through your academic and personal achievements, you have demonstrated that you possess the intelligence, discipline, and energy to flourish in a rigorous academic environment. Although academic excellence alone does not assure admission to MIT, you have demonstrated creativity, imagination, courage, passion, and a commitment to discovery and problem solving. Wherever you go to college, you have the potential for an extraordinary academic and professional career.
I hope that you are giving MIT serious consideration and that you have indeed already decided to become part of our community. However, if you are still wondering whether MIT is the right place for you, I ask you to consider how it differs from its academic competitors:
• The beauty, excitement, and discipline of science and engineering permeate our academic life. In a lively and creative environment, MIT offers outstanding programs in the arts, humanities, and
• Interdisciplinary study and research are hallmarks of an MIT education. Some of the best and most important work that we do is at the intersection of multiple disciplines. MIT students have opportunities to explore a range of fields and to take their interdisciplinary interests as far as they can.
• Your career starts the day you enroll. We know from long experience that our students make
genuine contributions to education and research at MIT. From the moment you arrive, you will have the chance to do just that.
• You will be hard-pressed to find another college or university with opportunities as extensive as
those at MIT for growth and enjoyment beyond the classroom and laboratory. MIT fields more
varsity sports teams than almost any other U.S. college and has over 300 officially recognized student activity groups covering a full range of social, cultural, artistic, recreational, political,
and religious activities. Life is not a spectator sport at MIT.
While proud of our traditions and past achievements, we, like you, are more interested in the future — in what comes next. The global community is increasingly shaped and driven by develop ments in science and technology, and we at MIT are determined to support the leaders and inno vators who harness the benefits of science to the needs and hopes of that larger community. We urge you to join us in this effort and realize your own potential to be a leader.
With best wishes and sincere congratulations, Sincerely yours,