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MIT and the admissions office will be closed November 24–25 for Thanksgiving break, and will open on November 28.

What does “drinking from a fire hose” mean?

Getting an education from MIT has been likened to taking a drink from a fire hose—the sheer number of opportunities and rigor of our coursework can leave students feeling hosed. So it’s only fair that students must pass a swim test in order to graduate!

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