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MIT Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into MIT? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,519 out of 18,306 applicants or 8% were admitted making MIT an extremely competitive school to get into with a very low chance of acceptance - even for applicants with the highest scores and grades. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores. Of those applicants which were admitted, 73% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a prized outcome for many students.

Women Men Total
Applied 5,556 12,750 18,306
Accepted 739 780 1,519
Acceptance Rate 13% 6% 8%
Enrolled 517 589 1,106
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 70% 76% 73%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Massachusetts Institute of Technology and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that MIT regularly accepts students with ACTs of 33 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 32 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 34 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 35 and above have very competitive chances. 47 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1480 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1425. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1535 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 80 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1480 1590
SAT Reading 720 790
SAT Math 770 800
ACT Composite 33 35
ACT English 33 35
ACT Math 34 36

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
35 and Above Good >13%
34 to 35 Avg + 8%-13%
33 to 34 Avg - 5%-8%
32 to 33 Reach 3%-5%
Less than 32 Low <3%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1590 and Above Good >13%
1535 to 1590 Avg + 8%-13%
1480 to 1535 Avg - 5%-8%
1425 to 1480 Reach 3%-5%
Less than 1425 Low <3%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Massachusetts Institute of Technology has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Massachusetts Institute of Technology and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=166683 IPEDS survey data for Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



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