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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)
1. Get good test scoresOct 03 2011Computer Science
1. Get good test scores. (Mine: 35 ACT, 1530 SAT)
2. Ace the interview (This is where they cut a LOT of students)
3. Make sure you have HS extra curriculars (I had Swimming, Band, Government Service, etc). They have lots of bright kids applying, so they don't need one-track mind math nerds; they have plenty. They want to know why YOU are special.
4. Take college classes while in HS at a local college - show you can handle it.
5. ??? (Get lucky - over 60% of rejected applicants are fully qualified)
6. Profit.
ACT: 35 SAT: 1530 Male
My parents were divorced and they marked that asOct 21 2006Unknown
My parents were divorced and they marked that as diversity (true- i saw the report). interview well and have high marks and extracurriculars
1. Be passionate about something you doSep 04 2005Biology
1. Be passionate about something you do
2. Get good grades and high standardized test scores
3. Have an interview and don't be lame at the interview
4. Spend time on your application and revise your essays several times
ACT: 33 SAT: 1430 Female
Get good grades, good SATs, do something *amazing* inNov 10 2003Business - Management and Administration
get good grades, good SATs, do something *amazing* in the sciences realm (compete in science fairs, scholarships). Show your interest in the interview.

Most important are your academics.
SAT: 1550 Female

I made sure to pick two high school teachersNov 20 2002Chemical Engineering
I made sure to pick two high school teachers who I liked and knew very well, and made sure my grades and sat score were close to the school average. On the interview, remember to dress appropriately and be relaxed, these people want you to go to their school as much as you do.
SAT: 1510 Female
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