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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Your Combined ACT:
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SAT Math + Verbal:
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Your Chances at MIT
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at MIT
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
13,380
5,609
# Admitted
808
740
% Admitted
6.0%
13.2%
% Overall
8.2%

Students who got into MIT:

Tips mention: Interview (7), ACT/SAT (14), Grades (14), Sports/Extracurriculars (15), College Essay (6)
I participated in many extracurriculars, in math/science, the arts,Aug 04 2010Chemical Engineering
I participated in many extracurriculars, in math/science, the arts, education, service, etc. I also performed well on standardized testing, including the SAT subject tests.
MIT seems to attract well-rounded individuals. I would recommend that you simply be yourself on your application--your honesty and personality will stand out more than smart-sounding descriptions. Then, if you're admitted, you will know that MIT believes YOU will succeed there, not the person you pretended to be on your application.
ACT: 34 SAT: 2340 Female
Don't bother trying to come hereMay 27 2010Undecided
Female
My parents went here so it was automaticMay 09 2010Accounting
Female
Personally, I think that being different from the stereotypicalApr 13 2010Economics
Personally, I think that being different from the stereotypical MIT student helped me a lot in the admissions process. I mean, I was dead set on studying econ in a school that's 85% engineers (even though the econ program is here is something like 2nd in the nation). I also came from a school that emphasized humanities, submitted an art portfolio (painting), and wrote my essay about playing sports. MIT already has plenty kids who can take apart toasters, build robots, write computer programs, and win math olympiads; they won't make you unique here. I am not saying that doing any of these things will hurt your chances, I'm just saying that make sure you show them that you have other dimensions too.
SAT: 2220 Female
It's safe to say that most students applying toMar 15 2010Biology
It's safe to say that most students applying to MIT have good test scores and GPAs. What the admissions committee really wants to see is who you are as a person. Spend the most amount of time on the essay, and write it yourself! Do not let anyone edit it for you-- proofreading for grammar is fine, but the words should all be your own.
Trust that MIT admissions knows what they're doing.
SAT: 2120 Female
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