MIT Admits 13 Percent Overall
MIT offered admission to 1,474 of its 11,373 applicants to
its class of 2010, or 13 percent. This represents a decrease
compared to last year's admit rate of 14 percent. 377
applicants were admitted through the early process, and 1,097
were admitted through the regular process. Twelve percent of
the deferred applicants from the early applicant pool were
accepted during regular admissions.
This year's admitted class is 52 percent male and 48
percent female. Under-represented minorities represent 19
percent of the admits, comparable to previous years.
MIT expects about 68 percent of accepted students to
Early Action Applications Increase 10%
The number of early action applicants this year increased
from 2,799 to 3,098, or 10%. Only 377 students were admitted
early, resulting in an early action admit rate of 12%.
2,505 applicants were deferred and 216 were denied
The percentage of admitted under-represented minorities
doubled from 14 percent last year to a record 27 percent this
year. This year's admitted early applicants will make up
approximately 30 percent of the incoming class.
Total Applications Increase 9%
Total applications rose nine percent this year, as a total
of 11,373 applicants applied to MIT this year, compared to
10,439 last year.
The number of international applications, 2,506, increased
by 203 applications, or 11 percent.