MIT Admits 650 Talented and Diverse Students Through Early Action

Published in MIT Campus News on Dec 19, 2012 by Admissions

Students moving into Maseeh HallLast weekend, 650 students were offered early-action undergraduate admission to MIT’s Class of 2017. The 6,541 students who applied to MIT during the early-action period represent a 9 percent increase from the previous year.

MIT’s nonrestrictive, nonbinding early-action program attracts a large number of excellent applications; the Institute tends to be conservative in the number of students it admits early.

“Our admitting of less than 10 percent of our early-action applicants this year is unprecedented, and speaks to how many students appreciate and value the kind of education MIT offers,” says MIT Dean of Admissions Stu Schmill. “The students who were admitted are exceptional. It’s an exciting time for MIT."...

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