Saturday, September 06, 2008

MIT Class of 2012 Admit Rate

Thanks to Mark Lee, an active MIT alumni for sharing the following admission statistic and link for MIT Class of 2012 (Entering in year 2008).

Information below fully quoted from MIT Admissions Page

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General
Freshman Applications 13,396
Freshman Admits 1,589
Percentage Admitted 11.9%

Early action
Applicants 3,925
Admitted 522
Percentage Admitted 13.3%
Deferred to regular action 2,903
Percentage Deferred to Regular Action 74.0%
Deferred applicants admitted during regular action 279
Percentage Deferred Applicants Admitted During Regular Action 9.6%
Total Admit from Early Action Pool 801
Percentage Admitted Overall from Early Action Pool 20.4%

Regular action
Applicants 9,471
Total considered during regular action (including deferred students) 12,375
Admitted (including deferred students) 1,032
% Admitted (including deferred students) 10.9%
Admitted (excluding deferred students) 753
% Admitted (excluding deferred students) 8.0%
Waitlisted 741
% Waitlisted 6.0%

(Do note that if you apply under Early Action, 20.4% got in, whereas if you apply under Regular Action, only 8.0% got in. Go figure!)

Waitlist
Number of applicants waitlisted 741
Number admitted from waitlist 35
% Admitted from waitlist 4.7%

US citizens/permanent residents
Applied 10,344
Admitted 1,470
% Admitted 14.2%

International students
Applied 3,052
Admitted 119
% Admitted 3.9%

Middle 50% score range of admitted students:
SAT Reasoning Test - Critical Reading [670, 770]
SAT Reasoning Test - Math [730, 800]
SAT Reasoning Test - Writing [670, 770]
ACT Composite [31, 35]
SAT Subject Test - Math [740, 800]
SAT Subject Test - Science [710, 800]

Percentage of Those Ranked who were:
in Top 5% - 726 out of 4328 got in = 17%
in Top 6-10% - 42 out of 841 got in = 5%
in Top 11-20% - 21 out of 626 got in = 3%
below top 20% - 0 out of 427 got in = 0%
Note: Strong correlation between class ranking and admit rate. Statistically, you can be ranked in the quintile (top 20%) of your class, and you stand some chance in getting into MIT.

Distribution of SAT Reasoning Test Scores (Critical Reading)
750-800 - 576 Out of 2149 got in - 27%
700-740 - 404 Out of 2234 got in - 18%
650-690 - 258 Out of 2147 got in - 12%
600-640 - 157 Out of 1688 got in - 9%
550-590 - 63 Out of 950 got in - 7%
< 550 - 41 Out of 1097 got in - 4%
Note: Strong correlation between high SAT Critical Reading score and admit rate. So, work hard on it!

Distribution of SAT Reasoning Test Scores (Math)
750-800 - 1026 Out of 5474 got in - 19%
700-740 - 295 Out of 2150 got in - 14%
650-690 - 142 Out of 1462 got in - 10%
600-640 - 27 Out of 615 got in - 4%
550-590 - 7 Out of 347 got in - 2%
< 550 - 0 Out of 217 got in - 0%
Note: Having higher SAT Math score is an advantage too, although not as much compared to Critical Reading. Getting below 600 for SAT Math is suicidal.

Distribution of ACT Scores (Composite)
34-36 - 203 Out of 1192 got in - 17%
30-33 - 197 Out of 1738 got in - 11%
26-29 - 51 Out of 677 got in - 8%
21-25 - 11 Out of 266 got in - 4%
< 21 - 0 Out of 50 got in - 0%


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2 comments:

saima said...

heyy thanx a lot ... the post helped me a lot...keep posting more stuff bout MIT. am aplying this year and i dunno what to do... MIT is like a dream....nd a nitemare whenevr i think bout applying...
sheesh iam confused!
thanx

Chen Chow said...

All the best to you! Great that this article is useful.