MIT Offers Admissions Decisions to the Class of 2019

Published on March 17, 2015, by MIT Admissions

MIT admits 1,467 students from 50 states and 67 countries; video of drones delivering acceptance letters garners local and national media attention.

On Saturday, March 14, MIT made its undergraduate admissions decisions available online to applicants for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Institute admitted 1,467 students to next year’s freshman class.

“We have so many high caliber students who apply to MIT every year,” says Stuart Schmill, MIT’s dean of admissions. “It makes our job to select the class a truly difficult one.”

MIT Admissions decisions 2015“Those offered admission to the Class of 2019,” Schmill continues, “exemplify all the qualities that distinguish an MIT student: [a] strong match with MIT’s mission, enthusiasm for science and technology, and the ability to make an impact in the community, and in the world. More than a third have won national or international academic distinctions. Many are athletes or artists or makers. All have exceptional intellect and character.”

Admitted students come from all 50 states, 67 countries, 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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