MIT is on my list of "potentially toxic institutions" depending on the personality of the student.

And by that I mean, there are a number of students who are exceptionally good who will not fit in at MIT in a way that will be very harmful for the student in question.

I wonder if there is actual evidence out there to support this.

MIT was not on my list of colleges to attend because I had no interest in going there. This picture of the inner situation at MIT I obtained through one of my friends with some MIT experience.

For someone who does really well in a place like MIT, MIT would be a wonderful experience.