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Undergraduate Admissions

The selection process at MIT is holistic and student centered: each application is evaluated within its unique context. No school, state, or regional quotas are applied, and we do not consider legacy/alumni relations in our process. Selection is based on outstanding academic achievement as well as a strong match between the applicant and the Institute, including:

  • Alignment with MIT’s mission
  • Collaborative and cooperative spirit
  • Initiative
  • Risk taking
  • Hands-on creativity
  • Intensity, curiosity, and excitement
  • Balancing hard work with downtime

Majors & minors

  • 56 undergraduate majors
  • 58 undergraduate minors
  • 50 departments offering graduate degrees
  • 1 pirate certificate

Selected Class of 2024 admissions statistics

  • 20,075

    Applications for first-year admission

  • 1,457

    Offers of admission (7.3%)

  • 1,071

    First-year students enrolled

  • 50

    US states represented

  • 49%

    Female

  • 71%

    Attended public high schools

  • 18%

    Among the first-generation in their family to attend college

  • 10%

    International citizens from 50 countries