Student Comments

2016:

“Concourse is a close-knit community of genuinely inquisitive students and teachers.”

-Alana Lidawer

“Our discussions about time-travel inconsistencies in pop culture, Socrates’ exasperating antics, the distinction between human minds and biochemical reactions, and all sorts of deep stuff add a special, exotic, and uniquely Concourserian flavor to the entire MIT experience.”

-Jason Tong

“I just spent two hours with a Concourse professor this morning just going over old concepts — something very rare, especially for freshmen, at any university. But all of the Concourse staff are that accessible. And they are people you want to know.”

-Jordan Mlsna

2015:

“Concourse’s humanities classes opened my eyes to the enthralling world of philosophy. By virtue of its small class sizes and individualized attention, Concourse’s humanities courses are dynamic and inspiring. Not only did I learn about masterpieces by philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle, but I also learned how to think critically about my priorities, direction, and purpose in life.”

-Erika Trent

“Concourse for me almost felt like a small liberal arts school at MIT. I never expected to find myself sitting around a table discussing Plato and Aristotle, and actually enjoying it!”

-Bruno Faviero

“Concourse is a community of supportive students and staff who want to make the first year of MIT more engaging and personable.”

-Julia Sun

2014:

“Concourse has offered me the opportunity to explore the broader significance of the technical knowledge I learn at MIT.”

-Jean Xin

2013:

“Concourse made my transition to college much easier without making class material any less challenging.”

-Lucas Schiefelbein