10 of the Funniest MIT. Confessions

Mathilde Frot

Updated December 24, 2020 Updated December 24

What’s it like to study at the best university in the world? Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been first in the QS World University Rankings three years in a row and has produced some of the brightest minds of our generation, but what’s it like to brush shoulders with the world’s next Kofi Annan or William Reddington Hewlett?

To try and capture some of the struggles and small triumphs of everyday life at the Ivy League university, here is a selection of some of the best entries on MIT Confessions…

1. Hang in there, little bird

Remember: just because he’s basically already a lawyer doesn’t mean he’s better than you.

2. Oh god, that’s triggering

I mean...aren’t we all?

3. Because we can all be Sexy or Beastly if we believe

*sobbing intensifies*

4. NEWS FLASH: Some MIT students feel overworked and inadequate.

If you haven’t heard of the Imposter Syndrome, it’s something that primarily affects high-achievers who can’t believe their success, so they live in the constant fear of being exposed as “frauds”.

5. Life goals…

And did you?

6. The professor thing was already bad enough…

Just move on. It’s best really.

7. It gets easier…

Enough said, really.


8. M.I.T. students are a bunch of nerds? Who’d have thought?

What’s wrong with rats?

9. Omg yes

What a brilliant idea. Mark my words: this kid will go far.

10. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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This article was originally published in May 2017 . It was last updated in January 2020

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