MIT Gives Admissions Decisions to the Class of 2018

Published in MIT News on March 14, 2014

Today, MIT made its undergraduate admissions decisions available to applicants for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Institute admitted 1,419 students to next year’s freshman class. A total of 18,357 students applied, for an admission rate of 7.7 percent.

“Every year the job of selecting among such a talented applicant pool is more and more difficult,” says Stu Schmill, MIT’s dean of admissions. “I’m always so impressed by the high caliber of students who apply to MIT. It is a truly outstanding group.”

“Those offered admission to the Class of 2018,” Schmill continued, “exemplify all the qualities that distinguish an MIT student: enthusiasm for learning, strong match with MIT’s mission, and the ability to make an impact on others, in the community, and in the world.  More than a third have won national or international academic distinctions. And in addition to being MIT-caliber scholars, many are athletes or artists or makers. All have exceptional character and motivation.”

Admitted students come from all 50 states and from diverse backgrounds: More than a quarter identify as members of underrepresented minority groups, and 17 percent will be the first generation in their family to attend college.

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