MIT Admits 625 Diverse and Talented Students Through Early Action

Published in MIT News on December 17, 2014, by the Admissions Office

On Saturday, 625 students were offered early-action undergraduate admission to MIT’s Class of 2019. The 625 admitted students represent a 9.6 percent admit rate, making this one of the most competitive years ever.

MIT DomeMIT’s early-action program is nonrestrictive and nonbinding; the Institute is conservative in the number of students it admits early.

“Every year we have more qualified applicants, and it makes our job to select among them extremely difficult,” says MIT Dean of Admissions Stu Schmill. “I’m proud to say we’ve admitted another exceptional group of students.”

Those offered admission to the Class of 2019 are united by their exemplary academic records, character, and match with MIT’s mission. Almost one-third have won national or international academic distinctions.

Admitted students come from 49 states and from diverse backgrounds: Nearly a third of the class identifies as underrepresented students of color, and 16 percent will, upon graduation, become the first generation in their family with a college degree...

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