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Why do so many unqualified people apply to MIT?
because the process is so competitive where every self-selected-to-apply applicant is qualified academically (top students with strong GPA, APs, SAT/ACT, math/science competitions, etc.), but there is no exact formula to know whether you will be perceived to be the right “fit” (personal quality, engagement, culture.
What percentage of MIT applicants are qualified?
Currently, MIT’s acceptance rate is 4.1\%, which means it only accepts around 4 applicants for every 100 people that apply. A 4.1\% acceptance rate means that MIT is extremely competitive to get into. You’ll need excellent grades, test scores, essays, and letters of recommendation to even be considered.
How many MIT applicants are qualified?
Most of the 20,000+ annual applicants to MIT would qualify as “geniuses” when measured by sheer IQ and traditional academic achievement. Yet, only 6-7\% of this highly-capable applicant pool gets in each year.
Does MIT care about race?
MIT does consider racial and ethnic status, underrepresented, as a nonacademic factor in making admissions decisions.
Does MIT want diversity?
At MIT diversity isn’t simply a word, it is an integral part of the MIT experience. MIT Admissions is committed to reaching students from all backgrounds.
What does it mean when a college defers you?
What is a Deferred College Admissions Decision? A deferral means the college wants to review your application again with the regular decision pool of applicants. While it might feel like a rejection, a deferral is not a denial, nor does it mean there was something wrong with your application.
Does MIT benefit if a student fails out?
No one benefits. Not MIT, when the student fails out. Not the student, when they could have succeeded somewhere else. Everybody loses. And I hate to lose. By the same token, we do not admit students who are unqualified for admission to MIT.
Why do people get admitted to MIT?
You are admitted to MIT because you are awesome. You may be awesome and not be admitted. We only have so many beds and so many seats. But for every person we admit, you can be sure that they are sufficient prepared to do the work here, and that they are also going to contribute something to campus.
Is MIT prepared for students who don’t take Calculus?
A student who has not taken calculus is comparatively much less prepared than a student who has. But there is one thing that all students admitted to MIT have in common. And that is that we are confident they are prepared to succeed at MIT.
What does MIT look for in a holistic admission process?
In our holistic admissions process, we consider quantifications like test scores, but we also care deeply about factors like your match with MIT. Qualitative characteristics like these are much harder to quantify and are therefore not included in the tables below despite their centrality to our process.