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Freshman Class Profile

For The MIT Class of 2017 
(see also Admissions Statistics)

Some facts and figures about the 1,116 members of the Class of 2017:

Gender

Male 55%
Female 45%

Citizenship & Ethnicity

US Citizens & Permanent Residents*
Number of US states represented: 48
92%
American Indian/Alaskan Native  2%
Asian American 30%
Black/African American 8%
Hispanic/Latino 17%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander <1%
White/Caucasian 52%
No Response 2%
*Total exceeds 100% of class because students may indicate more than one race/ethnicity.  
International Citizens
Number of countries represented: 52
8%

 

Geography

New England 11%
Mid-Atlantic 21%
South & Puerto Rico 18%
Midwest & Plains States 10%
Southwest & Mountain 10%
West Coast, Alaska, & Hawaii 20%
Abroad 10%

Schooling

Public School 67%
Independent School 15%
Religious School 8%
Foreign School 9%
Home School 1%
Number of different high schools represented: 848  

Just For Fun

Most Popular Boy's Name David (17)
Most Popular Girl's Name Emily (10)
Greatest Distance Traveled Melbourne, AUS
Least Distance Traveled Cambridge MA
Most Represented US State California

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