MIT Admissions

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Ben Jones

Mar 17, 2007


Posted in: Miscellaneous

Welcome to the Class of 2011! Feel free to use this forum to introduce yourselves to your future classmates, and Early Action admits, welcome your new classmates...

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Posted by: Natie from EA on March 17, 2007

i cant believe it!

Posted by: ashley on March 17, 2007

Posted by: 0 on March 17, 2007

Oh... my goodness... wow this is soooo amazing, Thank you MIT admissions!!!!

Posted by: Angela on March 17, 2007

All I can say is...HOLY CRAP!!

Posted by: Seleeke on March 17, 2007


Posted by: Cory from Kentucky on March 17, 2007


It's great join you all as part of MIT CLASS OF 2011!

Thanks a lot to MIT's wonderful admissions team...

Posted by: Basant Vivek Sagar on March 17, 2007

Yeah~ I can't believe it!!!
I got the admission to MIT!!!
Go MIT 2011!!!

Posted by: Yu-Ju on March 17, 2007

I can't believe it!!!!!! I got in!

Posted by: Alvin on March 17, 2007

MIT 2011 is right! w00t! I'm in a state of shock. But really I'm bouncing off the walls! My only regret is no tube :( lol!!!!!

Posted by: Elizabeth on March 17, 2007


"On behalf of the Admissions Committee, it is my pleasure to offer you admission to the MIT Class of 2011. "


I ran around my house screaming.

Posted by: 0 on March 17, 2007

This is so amazing! I am so shocked and yet so happy!

Posted by: Stacy on March 17, 2007

I can't believe it!!!!!! I got in!

Posted by: Alvin on March 17, 2007

This is so amazing! I am so shocked and yet so happy! Go class of 2001!

Posted by: Stacy on March 17, 2007

WOW -my first post ever- WOW i am crying

Posted by: Carlos on March 17, 2007

So many months...and finally!

Posted by: Steven on March 17, 2007

Who else did a Little Miss Sunshine scream?

Posted by: Rachel on March 17, 2007

I'll be seeing y'all on campus this fall!

Posted by: Drew on March 17, 2007

I cant believe it! Congradulations to everybody!!
See you in the fall! :D

Posted by: Audrey H. on March 17, 2007

I can't believe it!!!
I lost my voice because I've been screaming non-stop for the last twenty minutes. Congratualations to you all, and I hope to see you soon!
Class of 2011 baby!!!!

Posted by: Awet on March 17, 2007


Posted by: Daniel on March 17, 2007

any pakistanis?

Posted by: Yet Another Pakistani on March 17, 2007


My macbook just got surrounded by everyone in my house, and I got to deal with my screaming sister hug/suffocate me. I think I'm still shaking. AAAHHHHH!!!!!!!

MIT Marching Band, here I COME!!!!!


Posted by: Amanda on March 17, 2007

Hi everyone. Whee!!!
Now I can reject every offer from UCAS grin

Posted by: Tshen2 on March 17, 2007


i got up at noon today, just for mit. =)

Posted by: Hattie on March 17, 2007

Stunned. Wow. MIT!!

Posted by: Andrew on March 17, 2007

Hey there, I wasn't admitted, I'm not even aplying, not this year, I was just wondering if someone could tell me how many international applicants were admitted.
Oh, and congratulations to all the great students who were admitted!!

Posted by: Farhad on March 17, 2007

The only green thing I could find in my closet was my MIT sweatshirt - it was a sign!!!

*runs around neighborhood leaping, shouting, scaring small children...*

Posted by: Anne on March 17, 2007

jesus asdkfjsdalkfj christ
This process was long, so so so so long, and now it has ended, and I am SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Carmel on March 17, 2007

Hey international acceptances, give ur real name(optional) and country name (compulsory). thanks

Posted by: Yet Another Pakistani on March 17, 2007

Shocked, happy, in disbelief, wow!
Congrats everyone!!!

Posted by: Phil on March 17, 2007

Yow, mi a dead wid happiness. My friend screamed when I told her. I have to represent Jamaica now and Wolmer's Boys' School, for sure. I cannot wait to meet you all. Oh my GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Stephan on March 17, 2007

AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had to reread it a couple times too!!!! THANK YOU MIT!!!!
GO MIT '11!!!

Posted by: Anjaney on March 17, 2007

The kid sitting next to me is kind of freaked out. I just did a full lap around the house...

Posted by: 0 on March 17, 2007

First comment from me.Finally ...admitted .
Any other Indian out there?Any asian ?
Real names please

Posted by: Somani on March 17, 2007

WaW !!!
i just cant believe it...
i wasnt expecting anything like being accepted to MIT...
MIT 2011 for the Win guys!

Posted by: John on March 17, 2007

yess! whee! omg ive been jumping around my house or an hour!!!

and yea somani, i'm asian =)

Posted by: debbie on March 17, 2007

Filipina right here. smile


Posted by: Amanda on March 17, 2007

First comment on MIT Blog.


Posted by: Faye on March 17, 2007

ya, i gots in to mit, i luv it muching. I cant w8 to go oh yes!

Posted by: 0 on March 17, 2007

Greetings from sunny Malaysia!

Who is going for the Campus Preview Weekend?

Posted by: Tung Shen from Malaysia on March 17, 2007

Hey, guys,
Greeting from eastern Asia!
I am Naisi (sounds like the English word Nice), a 16-year old girl from China.
I am in!! (I do not know why I am so calm, still siting on the chair instead of screaming around the house.)
See you guys in this fall!!

Posted by: Naisi on March 17, 2007

Hey: good luck for the rest of the year, you guys are great. ALthough I didn't get in, but I still aspire to be part of the community. I will work extremely hard and won't let me being driven out. Anyway, congratulations on all of you.

Posted by: Qiji on March 17, 2007

Dear Mr. McGann,
I am truly sorry to tell you that MIT made its biggest mistake by rejecting a person like me. I will joke about this rejection one day by rejecting to be a guest lecturer to MIT in the future. I am not really feeling bad as much as I pity the great institute for missing a once-upon-a-life-time chance of receiving my application. I am truly sorry for rejecting that supposed-to-be disappointment for receiving your rejection though it slightly hurts my paranoia. I promise to remind you about this letter one day when my name rings a bell in your past.
I know that I can never be matched by any applicant or current/previous professor to/at any institute in the whole world, however, the idea of god started from a totem. Poor MIT. How could any sane person in the world refuse to accept such a chance? However, I know that I sounded like too much of a perfect genius to MIT and that happens all the time to every human. God helps you to be able to withstand the harsh feeling of regretting this great mistake.

Posted by: : ) on March 17, 2007

which place are u from?

which part of philippines?
I have been to iligan cebu & bohol & manila too
what is ur email id

Posted by: Somani on March 17, 2007

This just too cool to describe.

See you guys in Cambridge!

Posted by: Peter I on March 17, 2007

Hey Everyone!
Greetings from Thessaloniki, Greece!! smile

Does anyone know when we will know about the financial aid..?

Posted by: Ifigeneia Derekli on March 17, 2007

Wow! It is surreal. I read the letter and immediately assumed someone had pulled a horrible joke. But it's true, we are the Class of 2011!!!

Posted by: Carlos R. on March 17, 2007

Back my other comment, i wuz pretending 2 be stupid haha lol omg

Posted by: 0 on March 17, 2007

Wow. Just wow.

I think I'm still in shock. MIT? Me? Really? You're kidding. Really?

Posted by: Ryan on March 17, 2007

anyone else from St. Louis or Missouri?

Posted by: Annemarie on March 17, 2007

@ Ifigeneia Derekli

The tubes are already in the mail for us, with everything... the official letter of admittance, info about MIT, our financial aid, etc. It should get to us sometime next week.

Well, it might take a little more time than that to get to Greece smile

Posted by: 0 on March 17, 2007

@ Somani

I don't exactly live in the Philippines. However, my mother and sister were both born in Manila. smile

I am a born and bred Jersey girl. And no, I don't say Joisey. Hahahahaha.


Posted by: Amanda on March 17, 2007

Very excited on hearing my decision--can't wait to meet everyone else

Posted by: Rich M. on March 17, 2007

Can't wait to meet other 2011 kids!

I love MIT.

Posted by: Oasis on March 17, 2007

AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t believe! It is a dream that became true. My father and I were crying so much, and the first thing I did was pray for everything that happened during this process. I am so anxious to meet my future classmates.

Posted by: Susan Virgem on March 17, 2007

I love you MIT. I can't believe it.

Posted by: Annie on March 17, 2007

AM in total Shock. It's 2 AM in Malaysia. WIll not be getting any sleep tonight that's for sure

Posted by: Suga on March 17, 2007

how many got in from pakistan

Posted by: 0 on March 17, 2007

I love you MIT. I praise God for this.

Posted by: Annie on March 17, 2007

how many got in from pakistan

Posted by: 0 on March 17, 2007

To Anonymous on March 17, 2007 01:48 PM
I guess nobody by now, did you?

Posted by: Islu/Pakistani on March 17, 2007

Anyone from NYC Metro area?

Posted by: Carlos R. on March 17, 2007

I'm so happy I can't even think. I'll be going to the best scientific institution in the world! I'll be living in Cambridge! I'm going to join crew!
Holy Crap!

Posted by: Dan on March 17, 2007

to islu pakistani
no i was waitlisted

Posted by: 0 on March 17, 2007

ayyy.. que tropical! TAAAN entré... love u guys... congrats everyone! I'm bouncing off the walls too smile

Posted by: 0 on March 17, 2007

First time blogger from Mississippi.

I almost can't believe it! After all of the waiting - application, wait, deferred, wait, and now, it all ends with an acceptance letter!! I am immensely happy right now! Congratulations to everyone else! See you in the fall! GO MIT!!!

Posted by: Jared T. on March 17, 2007

congrats everyone! Enjoy your celebrations! (I recommend watching Good Will Hunting)

Posted by: Zach '10 on March 17, 2007

How many got in from Detroit (or Michigan)?

Posted by: Awet on March 17, 2007

I am still in schock!!! I had to go on a shopping spree after I found out the results to celebrate!
I look forward to meeting all of you soon!!

Posted by: 0 on March 17, 2007

I'm so ridiculously happy about this, because I was really bracing myself for rejection when I checked this morning.

Congratulations to all the other wonderful applications that got accepted!

Posted by: Lulu on March 17, 2007

This is absolutely amazing! Mailman, you delivered bliss! Celebration!

Posted by: Joe Lane on March 17, 2007

To waitlisted Pakistani
which school do you belong to?

Posted by: Islu/Pakistani on March 17, 2007

I can't believe it!!!
It's great!
Hello everyone. I'm so excited!

Posted by: Agata/Poland on March 17, 2007

congrats to y'all who made it for those who did not just keep working hard and keep trying your dreams can still come true. Remember Hess's law, there are several ways for a chemical reaction to go to completion. there is no fixed way in which you can accomplish what you want try all the paths and trust me u'll make ur dreams come true. At lest if u used Hess's law in writing ur SAT subject test, use it now in ur life.

Posted by: 0 on March 17, 2007


Posted by: RK on March 17, 2007

Thank You MIT ^___^

Posted by: ^___^ on March 17, 2007

OMG, OMG, OMG! First post ever. I'm still in shock! I was so nervous I couldn't even look at the decision at noon; i was convinced it was going to ruin my whole day and thus my weekend. But now its made it! WOO! I'm still shaking! Congrats to everyone!! Are there any other West Virginians out there??

Posted by: Danielle on March 17, 2007

Yay I got in!! Good Job everyone!!

Posted by: Erick on March 17, 2007

Is there any way i can stop myself from visiting these blogs now that I have been rejected? Please give a convincing suggestion cuz I have been addicted.

Posted by: Islu/Pakistani on March 17, 2007

anybody from rio grande valley? or texas for that matter

Posted by: ejg on March 17, 2007

Sweet. Thanks MIT!

South Florida Represent!

Posted by: Will M on March 17, 2007

Hi all, glad to be accepted to the class of 2011. Will meet you all in MA.

Posted by: Meng on March 17, 2007


Posted by: Anju on March 17, 2007

Lol, yup, it's currently 2:50 AM (in Taichung, Taiwan)...

Still too exhilirated to go to bed. =p

Posted by: Oasis on March 17, 2007

YEAH!!!! OMG!!

Anybody from RI? From WTP?

Can't wait to meet everybody!!!

Posted by: Kelly on March 17, 2007

To the Left, To the LEFT

Posted by: Anon on March 17, 2007

I can't believe it!!! So excited!!
I'm the only one in the history of my school and my family to get accepted into MIT!!!
I almost gave my dad a heart attack when I ran outside screaming! AHHHH!!!
NJ represent!! Class of 2011! Thanks so much MIT!!!

Posted by: Matt R on March 17, 2007

I'm the first in 8 years to get into MIT. Can't wait to see all of you.
Detroit Represent!!!

Posted by: Awet on March 17, 2007

THis is incredible! I saw the letter and yelled and ran through the house. And then my mom told me yesterday two birds flew into the house, meaning something good's gonna happen in Chinese symbolism...

Posted by: allen on March 17, 2007

Anyone know any Cambodians in MIT??? Hahaha maybe I am the first one. Oh god, i can't sleep tonight.

Posted by: Meng on March 17, 2007

It's about time! I'm goin nuts i'm so excited right now!

Posted by: Cameron from Denver on March 17, 2007

hey guys....`just wanted to say congrats from an '10...we cant wait to see all you guys during cpw...this place is amazing!!! CONGRATS!!!

Posted by: dorota on March 17, 2007

Oh, there's another Cambodian coming over to MIT? Awesome

Posted by: Peter on March 17, 2007

hi guys,
i received a CALL at 17:15 local time in Cameroon. I'm in a state of shock, anybody from AFRICA?

Posted by: chrissie on March 17, 2007

hey. so i was debating over whether i should check online or just wait for it in the mail, but i heard it takes like two weeks extra for a tube to go through the mail to hawaii, and i figured, waiting's not going to change the decision. so today, when i woke up i just quietly went to my computer, and went straight to the decisions website. i'm so stoked!! smile

btw, is anyone else from hawaii?

Posted by: jenn on March 17, 2007

Oh my god. I am in shock. I just got back from a robotics competition and was bursting to find out. I could have sworn I wouldn't get in. My mom was staring over my shoulder, but I resisted the temptation to tell her to go away (I wouldn't want to get rejected in front of her). I read the first sentence and my first reaction was "they're politely rejecting me..." Then a few seconds later it hit me that I got in and I continued reading the page out loud, my voice steadily getting louder. :-D

I think I just peed in my pants. (well, not really, but you get the point)

Posted by: Shawn on March 17, 2007

thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.

Posted by: jinjin on March 17, 2007

I don't know that there could be anything more than lying in the sunshine with a whole day and night ahead, listening to whales.

Posted by: Ben on March 17, 2007

omg! my identical twin sister and i both got in!!! now we'll be able to confuse everyone in cambridge!! smile

Posted by: Becky on March 17, 2007

Is there anyone else from Minnesota??? Any blondes with blue eyes?

Posted by: Elizabeth on March 17, 2007

I got in.........thanks MIT admissions.

Posted by: yaz on March 17, 2007

YEA! i only got a 13 on my ACT!!
but it's ok, i got in!!!

Posted by: Ben on March 17, 2007

Any Arabs?

Posted by: a on March 17, 2007

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! This is amazing!!!!!!!! I had to read at least 5 times to finally believe that I got in!! Go MIT 2011!!!

Posted by: Mengmengpanda on March 17, 2007




Thank You MIT Admissions ... !! ^_-

Can't wait to meet you Freinds =D

Posted by: Yasmeen on March 17, 2007

By the way, im from Indiana? Anyone from Indiana?
(^_^ just asking)

Posted by: Mengmengpanda on March 17, 2007

Any from China? Im Chinese (xixixixi)

Posted by: mengmengpanda on March 17, 2007

Congrats everyone!
Wow! I feel so, so lucky.

@Ben: that's really poetic. btw, where are you? smile

- Irina, NJ

Posted by: Irina on March 17, 2007

I'm ecstatic! I read the first line of the admissions decision letter, jumped up and touched the ceiling, told my parents, and only then was i able to calm down enough to sit down and read the rest of the letter!
I can't wait to meet you all!

Posted by: Anshul Bhagi on March 17, 2007

Yasmeen and a, where are u guys from, i m from egypt btw?

Posted by: M.O.E on March 17, 2007

I'm so excited I got in!!! Anyone from the Chicago area?

Posted by: Liz D on March 17, 2007

Peter, any Cambodians in MIT so far? can't wait to meet u guys.

Posted by: Meng on March 17, 2007


I'm from Minnesota too! However, my grand total of 5'1'' probably isn't the best example of blonde hair blue eyed taller-than-office buildings Scandanavianness...

Posted by: Anne on March 17, 2007

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I'm sooo excited! I've been screaming and have lost my voice completely! Are there any Africans???

Posted by: Nana Yaa on March 17, 2007

@ Mengmengpanda

Also from Indiana. I go to Park Tudor in Indianapolis. What high school do you go to?

Posted by: Michael Harris on March 17, 2007

Holy crap, this is hella sick. I was so ready for rejection... sure is a nice surprise? Anyone else from California on the boards? How bout any lightweight rowers? '11 FTW!!

Posted by: Keith on March 17, 2007

Ok, I've never posted in here, but admission is a very good reason.
By the way, I am from Mexico.

Posted by: Issac on March 17, 2007

Did the Madman who makes people fly get in? Madman, were you applying for fall '07 RD? If so, I hope you got in, you seem interesting.

Posted by: Iam on March 17, 2007

Nana Yaa-

I'm an African too. My dad is from Eritrea, which is north of Ethiopia. However, I currently live in Michigan. Congratualations on getting in! Hope to see you soon!!!

Posted by: Awet on March 17, 2007

Another Pakistani who got rejected here. Well my email addy is [email protected] All those PAKISTANIS who applied, please email me. I wanna get in contact with u ppl. I am hell sure u all are from Grammar or St.Pats, but i am from beaconhouse. see ya

Posted by: Pakistani # 2 on March 17, 2007

Keith --

I'm from Southern California, but I don't do crew. I imagine it'll be a lot of fun living with the below-freezing temperatures of MA!

Posted by: Lulu on March 17, 2007


my parents are from taichung and a lot of my family is there.

do you have email?

Posted by: jen on March 17, 2007

I can't believe after I got deferred that I have just been accepted to one of the world's best tech schools. This is so awesome! I visited last summer and fell in love with MIT and Cambridge/Boston. Now I'll have a chance to fulfill that love. Thanks everyone on the Blogs etc. Go Houston! MIT ROX!

Posted by: KAR on March 17, 2007

Yey!!!! I am Costa Rican... any spanish speakers around?

Posted by: carla on March 17, 2007

Congratulations, everyone. I'm reading through your postings and remember many of you...I want you to know that this was the hardest year ever in our office - selection was SO HARD because of so many wonderful applicants. Each one of you was admitted for a reason after much scrutiny, so enjoy the moment - feel every moment of this.
The admissions staff is finally having a weekend off. I'm actually going to the movies and am having downtime. I'm even leaving my cell phone home. Ah, life again!
All the best from me to you,
Marilee Jones

Posted by: Marilee Jones on March 17, 2007

Man, I never thought this day would come. I've been in a perpetual state of shock for the past few hours (broken only by endless tears). Excited is an understatement.

Posted by: Saba '11 on March 17, 2007


I have been taking spanish for four years, and I am now fluent. Hope to see you soon!

Posted by: Awet on March 17, 2007

Hi everyone!

Yay, we finally made it! I couldn't believe it either, and kept reading the letter to make sure it was really my name and that it said I was admitted. I look forward to meeting everyone in September or CPW. And admissions officers, thank you so much for making my biggest dreams come true. I truly appreciate it; you guys rock!

Posted by: Anna'11 on March 17, 2007

Congratulations to all of you (I myself was rejected).

As I said in the "Rejected" blog, please, please, please...whatever you do, work hard at MIT, make the most of it, take full advantage of it, and contribute something special to the world. if the 1500 of you that got in do this, then the 11,000 of us will know that it is truly because you guys deserve it that you fill our spots in the class of 2011.

Sincerely, you all have my best wishes.

Posted by: Josh V on March 17, 2007

Congrats to all the new MIT aceptees! I got in EA, but I'm excited to finally know my RA classmates =) I'm part of a facebook group started when EA came out, but it's for all admits. Yay Class of 2011!

Posted by: Melissa '11 on March 17, 2007

PS - I didn't actually BELIEVE that I got in until I got the decision in the mail =)

Posted by: Melissa '11 on March 17, 2007

I also couldn't believe it. So I kept refreshing the site!!!! yippiieeeeeeee!!!!!!

Posted by: Yasemin G. on March 17, 2007



Any West Indian peeps out there?????

Posted by: Risha on March 17, 2007

I have to keep looking at the letter to believe it.. Unexpected.. haha wooowwwww!!
Saying that it made my day would be a bit of an understatement :D
Cannot wait to see the campus, to see the amazing people who will be going there, the city, everything! Although... I'm currently in Florida. Think I'm gonna freeze? heh

Posted by: Svetlana C on March 17, 2007

Hi everyone. I guess I'll be meeting many of you this fall. As Josh V said, we should make the most of this opportunity.

At the end of the day though, at least according to my philosophy, admissions isn't a judgement of character and moral character is what life is about. So to everyone rejected, waitlisted, or accepted, I think we should remember that life is about helping the kid down the street learn to ride a bike, serving meals for the homeless, campaigning to end poverty, sacrificing your savings to support Malaria No More, and things like that.

Speaking of philosophy, anyone in the class of 2011 care about analytic philosophy?

Posted by: Steve on March 17, 2007

O wow, I looked back more thoroughly through everyone's comments - there is so much diversity! How exciting! Any other Russian people in class of '11? raspberry

Posted by: Svetlana C on March 17, 2007

Wow...I keep reading the admit letter to make sure it hasn't gone away...I STILL CANNOT BELIEVE THIS!!! Thanks to all on the MIT admissions counsel!!!!

--Unbelief in TEXAS

Posted by: Rachel on March 17, 2007

Dear Marilee,

I have not been accepted. I am very dissapointed. Is there any hope!

Congratulations to all who are accepted.


Posted by: Tanvi on March 17, 2007

Wow I got in but I'm not sure I even want to go anymore. It is amazing to say that I was accepted to such an amazing university but I don't know if it's right for me at this point in time.

Posted by: Who knows on March 17, 2007

Greetings from Moscow, Russia : )))))))) We did it!

Posted by: Andrey on March 17, 2007

Well, now's as good a time as any to do my first post =D

I was deffered from EA(had to do 6 other applications *sigh*), but it's good to have finally gotten in!

I'm so excited! (no running, screaming, or jumping involved though)

By the way, I'm 15. Anyone else my age in the class? hahahahaha probably not....

Well, hope to see everyone soon! (o ^.^)b

Class of '11 FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. Anyone play Final Fantasy XI?

Posted by: Adrian on March 17, 2007

My kid brother didn't make it. However, I confident that God has a place for him. I told him the result to spare him the pain of having to tell me the difficult news. Congrats to all of you applied and got it. You're where God wants you to be. Now, the question is, why does God want you at MIT? What's His purpose? That's something you should start thinking about or at least Ask Him. It was nice reading your comments over the past several months. best of luck in the fall.

Posted by: brother of a Bahamas reject on March 17, 2007

I'm an obsessive cellist from California--anyone like to play string quartets? Piano trios? There must be some great musicians out there, and one of the first things I'm going to do is find some who'll play with me.

Svetlana--I'm not Russian, but I speak some and want to learn more! I know from my Chinese friends that it's nowhere near the same as being a true compatriot, but I'm excited about all the international students there seem to be (and that they're from all over the place).

This is wonderful--it's certainly made my day! I'm excited to meet so many smart people who are interested in the same things as me all in one place!

Best of luck to everyone, don't get cocky, and see you at prefrosh weekend! My first-ever visit to the east coast!

Posted by: Drewe on March 17, 2007

I am still in a state of shock. I was on the whitehatdesign chat board when the decisions were posted, and watched more than ten of my friends get rejected before I had the guts to check. Then I just screamed.

Oh boy. Just . . . oh boy. I've been hoping for this for three years. I can hardly wait to meet you guys, and to see one or two or you again. (Congratulations, Ifigeneia!)

- Susan, from California

Posted by: Susan aka HeinleinFan on March 17, 2007

A Asian, science/math nerd, who woulda thunk it. YAAAAAAHHHHHH

Posted by: Kenzan on March 17, 2007

so i should probably start figuring out how to stand the weather haha MIT HERE WE COME!!

Posted by: Keith on March 17, 2007

Hey! There's another Elizabeth here! I'm the first one, from Seattle, still in a state of shock! I'm not exactly sure what to do with myself right now...! Anyone other Seattleites admitted? I can't stop just...stopping and saying "wow"

Posted by: Elizabeth on March 17, 2007

*any other Seattleites. Whoops! I'm still a little crazy even after 8 hours. I can't wait for the mail in a few days!

Posted by: Elizabeth on March 17, 2007

Congrats Elizabeth!

Posted by: Josh V on March 17, 2007

Anyone else from Virginia

Posted by: Josh on March 17, 2007

Elizabeth, you make me feel so normal! It's been eight hours since I found out and I'm still saying "wow" aloud without meaning too. And jumping around. And grinning. A lot.

I think this is the happiest I've been in . . . (thinks) . . . Yeah. Ever? A veeerrry long while, anyway.


Posted by: Susan aka HeinleinFan on March 17, 2007

1) The high will last for DAYS, not just hours
2) Adam's unofficial MIT 2011 chat =)

Posted by: Melissa '11 on March 17, 2007

n e one from Michigan.

Posted by: Awet on March 17, 2007

To smile on March 17, 2007 01:27 PM (on my computer anyways) who began his letter with "Dear Mr. McGann,"

There are many ways of expressing how we feel -- happiness, sadness, disappointment, anger, frustration, ecstasy -- and it is reasonable to say that there are proper and improper ways to express them. The First Amendment protects you from being punished by the government for what you say, but going up to your local mafia boss and calling his mom a whore will not protect you from a good beating.

You have not directly addressed any of us who were accepted, but you have offended all of us, as may have been your intention. You belittle us for not being "perfect geniuses," and ascribe or at the least associate that title with yourself. Your arrogance sticks out to no end; do you realize that no one here either thought or admitted to thinking that he or she was a "sure fit" for this prestigious school? And you did both.

You are no god, and the true One sneers at your pride for associating His name with your disdainful writing filled with it.

You bring yourself no glory in attempting to glorify your presumed brilliance. Ask any blogger here the rhetorical question, "Do you think MIT should have taken me because of my brilliance? I'm so brilliant I posted my message in the wrong blog so I'd stand out and generate sympathy and respect!" There is one man in history I know of who commanded the respect of a good number of people with his brilliance and persuasion, and his name was Hitler, and you lack his persuasion. If you are wanting Hitler's fame and prestige, you're not getting it either, and I hope you never do nor try, because then you'll kill yourself in a bunker with your mistress and such a fate does not complement your brilliance. Because of course, everyone thought Hitler should have deserved a less disgraceful death because his life was so un-disgraceful. On that note, I realize that since obviously no one will be able to lecture you when you're the almighty Lecturer, I should totally savor the opportunity to do it now. You probably won't even read this, having thought that you got your "brilliant message" across so tersely as opposed to my extended tirade.

If you were looking for more people to write back in outraged response to your post, then why don't you pretend that you are a brilliant person -- who thinks everything through before doing or writing anything -- that got into MIT, and then, after bringing yourself down to our level, post the appropriate counterpart to your post in the rejected blog? I'm sure you'll get a lot of sympathy and congratulatory there. Make sure you tell them you're above godlike status for extra bonus points.

To my fellow class of '11, please forgive me for my anger and extended tirade. I cried this afternoon to no end after overcoming my struggle to realize that the online decision was not in the same place as the online application. If our good friend smile believes crying is a sign of weakness, then I am a weakling who was accepted and humbled, and would rather fall in love with and live at MIT (for 4 years anyways, though it will always be at heart) than savor the opportunity to reject lecturing there out of self-imposed-righteous vengeance.

I have only once blogged or posted anything like this; I was overcome with emotion that day. Today, my lifelong dream of going to MIT came true, and someone thought he was brilliant enough to take away its significance in my life. So I blogged.

For the record, to all who were rejected who may be reading this, I admit that I cannot empathize specifically with your being rejected from MIT, but you have my warmest regards and wishes for the best as I reflect on the many times in my life in which I was rejected, from places and from people. You are not who I speak to in anger if you have taken MIT's decision with maturity and a will to move on; for what it is worth, I know I would have been just as crushed, angry, and unhappy as you if my decision had been different. You may not be the most brilliant person in the world, but I truly admire you for your renewed commitments and maturity, and may God bring you success and happiness and provide you a wonderful college.

A last thought to smile, or Mr. Smug: So let's say that every human has sounded "too much of a perfect genius" since it happens "all the time to every human." In that case, you have the wonderful distinction of being an exceptional perfect genius: you got the rejection and isolation without the perfection or genius.

A last thought to the MIT class of 2011: I love you guys even though I've never met you. Looking forward to it, though!

Alex, from Texas

Posted by: Alex on March 17, 2007


Posted by: Daniel on March 17, 2007

I love reading the posts from all of the people around the world! I can't wait to meet everyone!

Anne- Any Scandinavian is good Scandinavian, right?

Posted by: Elizabeth on March 17, 2007

Today was an amazing day.
Thank you, admissions!

Posted by: Karin '11 on March 17, 2007

Great post Alex!

Posted by: Awet on March 17, 2007

Thanks...Just trying to say what was on my mind, like the rest of us.

Posted by: Alex on March 17, 2007

Hey guys- has anyone's myMIT page changed yet? It thought they were supposed to change, but mine doesn't have a guestbook link or anything...?

Posted by: Elizabeth on March 17, 2007


Our myMIT pages won't change until Monday or Tuesday.

Posted by: Awet on March 17, 2007

drewe-- i am totally up for piano trios (or piano quartets?)!!! i'm an obsessive pianist and would love to play chamber music!!

btw, i'm both jen and jenn. i can never decide whether to spell it with one n or two.

Posted by: jenn on March 17, 2007

Thanks Awet, that makes sense considering they're all taking a well-deserved break in admissions!
Oh, and piano quartets would rock! Go music!!! My harp teacher asked me today if I planned to do music at MIT. So did my Piano teacher before that, come to think of it. I was like, of course!

Posted by: Elizabeth on March 17, 2007

I'm into music also. I've been playing the violin for the past six years, and I can't wait to play at MIT!!!!

Posted by: Awet on March 17, 2007

Stephan- hahaha, your post made me laugh with the pseudo patois, and Risha, I REP THE WEST INDIES, ST.KITTS ALL DAY

And Nana Yaa, I also rep Ghana, another African over here.

I cried when I read my letter, I did not expect it at all.

Posted by: Janelle Duah on March 17, 2007

Oh sorry, and I'm also from NYC.

Posted by: Janelle Duah on March 17, 2007

I am from Texas where everything is big...Is anybody from El Paso?

Posted by: Raziel on March 17, 2007

Hey folks who made it, You have been the 1500+ lucky few to make it @ the mecca of Engineering. Good luck and make a difference to the worsening world, indeed for the good of generation next.

Posted by: Kiran H on March 17, 2007

ahhh!!!! haha i'm so excited, congrats to everyone else who made it!

Posted by: Trace on March 17, 2007

Wow! Decisions were released while I was on a plane - flying to visit MIT. When we touched down, I called my sister and she told me the good news.

It is a nice way to start off the trip.

Posted by: Patricia on March 17, 2007

I was so happy that I left the word *to* in my earlier post... I'm so excited... It's a wonderful opportunity for us to achieve newer milestones and breakthroughs!

Posted by: Basant on March 17, 2007

OMG, I feel as if I am not a freshman any more!

Anyone from India?

Posted by: An Indian from the Class of 2010 on March 17, 2007

I can't help posting on this blog. I've been hear all day, and I'll probably be here all night!!! Once again, congratualations to you all!!! Hope to see you soon!!!

Posted by: Awet on March 17, 2007

@Drewe: I play piano, piano trios sound excellent, I'm totally up for some rockin' beethoven. (or whatever else you want.)
although i guess i'll have to fight with jenn first!

Posted by: jinjin on March 17, 2007

@an Indian from the Class of 2010
i am Indian.
How is life there for Indians?
any communities?
How many other Indians?

An Indian from the class of 2011

Posted by: Somani on March 17, 2007

@an Indian from the Class 2010
I am an Indian...admitted
How is life?
any other Indians?

an Indian from the class of 2011

Posted by: Somani on March 17, 2007

Congrats Elizabeth (I didn't get in :( )

Posted by: Isabel on March 17, 2007

Wow, this is amazing!!! I definitely had to read it like 3 times before I knew what was happening! I had Facebook open in another tab, and when the screen loaded the title bar said "MIT Online Decision Notification" and I thought "Oh no! If I had been accepted it would say something like, 'CONGRATULATIONS!'" but I was wrong! I'm really going to MIT! Welcome, everybody, and congrats!

There is nothing left of my fingernails.

Posted by: Daniel '11 on March 17, 2007

drewe/jinjin/awet/elizabeth-- do brahms piano trios/quartets sound good to you? i've recently fallen in love with them.

are you guys on facebook?

Posted by: jenn on March 17, 2007


They sound good to me. I'll have a facebook up really soon!! Hope to hear from you.

Posted by: Awet on March 17, 2007

Welcome Class of '11. It is refreshing to see your responses to your acceptance letters since it was only last year when I did the same. You'll find this place to suit many of your interests as well as to engage in work worth doing.

Posted by: Rachelle on March 17, 2007

Congratulations to everyone! What a long journey it has been...and the best is yet to come!
(Anyone interested in a saxophone quartet/ensemble?)

Posted by: Edgar on March 17, 2007


Anyone else from Washington?

Posted by: Teresa on March 17, 2007

hey Teresa! I'm in the Seattle area! I can't make it to Bucco di Beppo though, I'm out of the country then:( I still have to decide whether or not I'm going to CPW, since I've visited before and I'm pretty much definately going... but I'm not really thinking about that right now. I'm just enjoying the day (Night)

Posted by: Elizabeth on March 17, 2007

I wanted....I tried....and I got it!! UNBELIEVEABLE!Thanks MIT admissions...Thanks everyone...Anyone from Bangladesh?


Posted by: Ketan on March 17, 2007

Anyone else here from norCal?? Bay Area?? Berkeley??

(happy st. patrick's day!!)

Posted by: Theo on March 18, 2007

Congrats guys!

Posted by: Bobtref on March 18, 2007

This is hilarious. I only applied for fun... well not really fun since applications suck but whatever. Point is, it was a total shock when I got accepted. Boston is super cold though and I'm a Florida girl. Anyway, yay for being in that 12%!

Posted by: bri on March 18, 2007

jen -

That's cool to hear! If you want my email, it's the name of my blog (click on my name) at gmail dot com. My facebook account is the name of my blog, with a space between the S's smile

Posted by: Oasis on March 18, 2007


Posted by: Tristan on March 18, 2007

Dear friends, first I congratulate all of you. I hope to see you all this fall at MIT.
Second, let's don't ask the countries. Earth is one. I know you may want to know who else is from your region but you can be sure that MIT will introduce you to each other. Let's feel we are all from the same region, the Earth.

Posted by: Anahita on March 18, 2007


Posted by: 0 on March 18, 2007


I love MIT.
Have you seen ?
See you here soon!

Posted by: An Indian from the Class of 2010 on March 18, 2007

I was at the Detroit robotics regional when the decision came out and when the awards were over I begged the guy at the scoring table to let me check and see if I got into MIT and I too had to read it a few times to believe it. I ran shouting "I GOT IN" towards my team and we all went crazy. I can't thank admissions enough for that. It was extra funny because the day before I had Chinese food and my fortune was "Good news will come from far away." I can't make it to CPW because that's the weekend of nationals, but I can't wait to meet everyone in the fall.

Awet-I'm from the Detroit area and other than myself I have two friends that applied but I don't know if they got in yet, so we're a potential three more from MI but it would be pretty weird if that many from that same school got in so who knows.

Posted by: Josh B on March 18, 2007

My daughter was away for her school activities and we checked the decisions for her at noon. Well I was numb, mom mist eyed, and grandma was screaming. The girl was on the other side of cell phone and "I can't believe it".

Now she's spending tonight at MIT with her other friends. -- We live 20 miles from the campus. Let's see what she thinks when she gets back.

Posted by: Daddy on March 18, 2007

wow!! congratulations everybody!! i know i am excited!!

Posted by: hannah on March 18, 2007

YAYY! welcome! smile

Posted by: lulu on March 18, 2007

Thank you MIT

Posted by: 0 on March 18, 2007

Caltech denied me altogether. Just goes to show:
MIT > Caltech.

I am honored.

Posted by: Pall Kornmayer on March 18, 2007

thank you

Posted by: 0 on March 18, 2007

@ Ketan-
I'm from BD but I got rejected :( It feels horrible but congrats to you and I hope you will glorify the name of our country!!!!! By the way are you the one who made the speech at the Daily Star Awards this year? If you don't mind, can I ask for your e-mail address? Best of luck for your incredible journey ahead!!!!

Posted by: 0 on March 18, 2007

@ Jenn: I love Brahms trios. And cello sonatas of course. Quartets too. Actually, I pretty much love any chamber music with a cello in it--it's just so fun to play! But yes, Brahms is something special. I'm working on the Tchaikovsky A minor with my piano trio right now, so I'm in love with that, but as far as music is concerned I can fall in love with lots of things at once!

@ Theo: I'm from Berkeley too!

Posted by: Drewe on March 18, 2007

Congrats to all MIT 2011 admitted

Posted by: 0 on March 18, 2007

Carla de Costa Rica -- Tu eres la que escribió el ensayo para la competencia esa de Matt? Si tienes msn, añademe, andrea_milena at msn dot com.

Posted by: milena on March 18, 2007

Probabley this is the first response you got from a parents. To all admission officers,thank you and hats offffff for all the efforts.

Congratulation to whoever get into MIT. For those who were rejected, don't worry, keep the smile on your faces, there are many acceptance from many fine universities on their way to you, just wait and you will see.

Mabrook Mashmoshi,weda3tak, you deserve the best because you are the son every parents dream to have.A friend every one wish to be with GOD bless you,Manaf and Mo. Baba and I are vwet proude of all you all smile

Mother of three Gorgeous boys

Posted by: nidal al-moumen on March 18, 2007

One day has passed and the acceptance letter is still there, still addressed to my name and is still from MIT. So, apparently, it's not a dream!..

My most heart-felt congratulations to everyone who got in, and also to those who were brave enough to give it a shot, and strong enough to have survived the entire process.

It wasn't an easy journey and we got through it. We should be proud of ourselves. But, also, we should be thanking the wonderful admissions officers at MIT who did everything they could to alleviate the anxiety the application process has caused us. Honestly, they are the most considerate and most sincere admissions officers I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Thank you very much!

On a last note, I just want to extend a great big THANK YOU to all the parents out there, who, I'm sure, were nothing but supportive all throughout the process. I could not have survived this without my parents, and I'm guessing that is the case for a lot of us. So, thank you mommies and daddies! You are awesome!

Posted by: Sila on March 18, 2007

You know what the greatest thing about this is? All these people really want to be there! Everyone is happy and honored to be accepted, and so many are absolutely ecstatic...just imagine a whole school full of people who're that excited about going to school! Yesterday, I didn't know whether I wanted to go to MIT or not. Today I love it! Maybe that's my love-what-you've-got-and-don't-think-about-the-rest philosophy coming through, but I think it's also because you're all so excited that I'm excited too. Rapture is contagious. But being excited is so much fun, I'd hardly need an excuse.

Posted by: 0 on March 18, 2007


i'm in the facebook MIT class of 2011 group if you want to find me.

Posted by: jenn on March 18, 2007

To smile on March 17, 2007 01:27 PM and to Alex on March 17, 2007 08:45 PM

smile on March 17, 2007 01:27 PM

I am a rejected person, and i guess this is being a too desperate venture to post here. Still I only can say that I have nothing to do but support to each letter of your post. Let's make it happen --- one day the world champions will regret to reject us! I am saving my letter of rejection, and will replace my name with MIT one day!

Please don't think that I am chanting Clinches, but SMOOTH SEAS DOESN'T MAKE SKILLFUL SAILORS.

See, recently Australia (So called world champs) have been knocked out by Newziland.

To Alex:

It may seem weird, but one must be arrogant to "CHANGE THE WORLD" --- what is supposed to be the motto of this university. You can't expect a person to "CHANGE THE WORLD" who dogs after superiors to get some backing.

I have seen persons, who had been even more arrogant by ANNOUNCING "I HAVE TONS of SCORES, EXTRACURRICULAR ... etc. I WONT TO KNOW MY CHANCES HERE!" Is this what a "Changer" supposed to say? He got a kick in these blogs, "Go To Harvard where people go for diploma". We thought, MIT doesn't look for score, but this man got accepted.

MIT says a lot about "MATCHING" .... Honestly (though many will take this a lame excuse) I couldn't figure, how this man got matched... I agree that we (I and smile ) didn't match... that's a different thing.

Watson and Crick, in the book "THE DOUBLE HELIX", said that he who thinks he will win, wins. so there is nothing offensive in what smile says. True this may result in a beat up by the gang of a mafia boss, but it's the MAFIA BOSS who beats him up, or orders the gang to beat him up. Surely a mafia boss's mentality, and the world champions' mentality are not the same.

"THIS IS A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL." So you can't say "we will never meet" etc. WE WILL MEET FOR SURE.

Still as a true sportsman,
Congratulations, to all who got accepted !!!

Change The World (Let's Hope the World becomes Happy after that change !! )

Best and heartiest wishes!

Posted by: One Of The Commander-In-Chief -s WHO WILL ONE DAY on March 18, 2007

Dear Ms. Jones,

Thank you for your email. I have been rejected. Please advise if there is another chance.

Thank you,


Posted by: Tanvi on March 18, 2007

That's incredible.... I just go into MIT :D I still can't really believe it, I read my decision many times yesterday and I read it again today... It's still there, it's not a joke, I'm... I'm... I'm IN!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations to EVERYBODY, congratulations on your efforts and the dedication with which you surely worked to complete your application... It definitely wasn't easy... BUT IT'S OVER :D Looking forward to meeting you all!!!!

Posted by: Alex on March 18, 2007

By the way, did anyone else from Bulgaria get accepted?

Posted by: Alex on March 18, 2007

YES!!!!!! I know of one other person from West Virginia right now, but are there any others?? It's almost a foreign country smilesmile

Congrats all, I'm so excited for CPW!!!!

Posted by: Sarah on March 18, 2007

Hey everyone. Hope to join you all in Sept. So stoked about getting into the first choice. Here from the Golden State (central/northish)

Posted by: Clark on March 18, 2007

didnt get in and congrats 2 those who is frustrating not knowing what more i could have done (i was within the middle 50% for last year's admitted set with my SAT scores and I even took the physics and maths olympiad and gt a prize in one and a merit in the other)....A dream shattered....but bring on Penn and Harvard!

Posted by: Tosin on March 18, 2007

Damn, I have never cursed so many times in my life and feel good about it.

Posted by: martin indiatsi agata on March 18, 2007

Welcome on board! I am re-living my moment as an Early Action admit from December through all af your
excitement!!!!!! woohoo, woohoo, woohoo!!!!!!! Take it all in s-l-o-w-l-y and enjoy the thrill. I'll see you all at CPW next month! Once again, welcome on board! Congrats on a job well done!! Love you!

Posted by: Danielle P. on March 18, 2007

I have not been accepted, but hey MAtt is there any hope left. Can I do ANYTHING to get in.
I am eagerly waiting for you e-mail.

Please advice me if I can do anything , anything to get in. This was the only college I had applied to.

Posted by: you know me on March 18, 2007


I am from Trinidad and Tobago too but I'm only in form 5 right now...
..can you please leave me your email address?
mine is:-

[email protected]

Posted by: Arvind on March 18, 2007

I just had to check my decision letter again... But I'm still in!!! My mom printed out the decision to show me yesterday and I thought she forged it but its real! I've never been so excited in my life, haha I can't even sleep right now.

I can't wait to meet everyone in a few months! Class of 2011!

Posted by: Destie on March 18, 2007

Are there any other runners?

Posted by: Elizabeth on March 18, 2007

is there anyway i can get to know the other admitted students?

Posted by: 0 on March 18, 2007

Dear Alex,
I regretted posting that comment though I still maintain my arrogance. This has nothing to do with those who were admitted-- many of those are friends I respect from the bottom of my heart. Thinking back, I probably shouldn't have written it.
Despite all, I am adressing you because you addressed me but this is for all the others who might've felt I offended them. Be aware though, I couldn't read your comment :S. That's too much claptrap to me. Good luck at MIT though--- it's a wonderful place.

I guess you got my feeling. It's painful, right? Too painful for one's ego.

Apology and respect,

Posted by: : ) on March 18, 2007

Have anyone received an email from the MIT admissions yet ?

am so scared that thay changed their minds about me =P !!!!!....

Seee Youuu Sooooon Accepted Students ... !!!

Posted by: Yasmeen on March 18, 2007


We won't receive any news or updates from MIT until later this week. On Monday or Tuesday, they will update our myMIT pages.

Posted by: Awet on March 18, 2007

how do you sign up for cpw?

Posted by: David on March 18, 2007

I got the decision right between semis and finals in a Speech tournament yesterday...I think it's been a very long time since my parents have seen my break down like that...oh, wow, yesterday was so incredible! I broke down and cried between rounds...a couple people even cried for me...that feeling alone was worth applying.

This is my first post ever and I would like to seriously thank everyone, especially people in admissions because MIT is my dream school and opportunity's door opened yesterday grin

A huge round of applause to every single individual admitted, I know most of you are incredibly happy. I look forward to meeting you at the accepted student's weekend!!

Posted by: Brian on March 18, 2007

I had an amazing dream last night. I dreamed that I got into MIT. It was only when I fell asleep and then woke up again that I realized it wasn't a dream at all! YEEEEEHAW!

Posted by: Josh on March 18, 2007


Posted by: Nathaniel Roquet on March 18, 2007

Hey I'm from West Virginia too! You're right it is almost a foreign country. lol. Where are you from? I'm from Ripley here. smile Who else do you know from WV that got in??

Posted by: Danielle W. on March 18, 2007

I'm still filled with excitement even though its been over 24 hours. Can't wait to go to cpw.

Posted by: Awet on March 18, 2007

waiting for the admitted student portlet to come up...

Posted by: Basant on March 18, 2007

i love it

Posted by: khanhde on March 18, 2007


I got in too:D!!!!

Thank you very much the admission staff, and congratulations to the new class 2011!!

You are the BEST(I mean we are:D)!!!!

P.S. Anyone has any news from Fin. Aid Office???

Posted by: Tiks on March 18, 2007

Posting again! To whomever Brian is, I got my decision right before finals too yesterday at my speech tournament! Didn't do too well during the last round though, I was too busy sitting there bouncing and being excited. Yay!!!!

Posted by: Destie on March 18, 2007

Madman did not get in. I saw in the denied blog.

Posted by: 0 on March 18, 2007



Posted by: ME on March 18, 2007

Omg. I still can't believe it. I keep going back to check the decision page like every 2 hours...just to make sure that it hasn't changed raspberry

Posted by: Kimberly McManus on March 18, 2007

This is Loco...

Posted by: Sinchan on March 18, 2007

@Anonymous from BD
I am sorry you've been rejected by MIT, but I'am sure that you WILL make your place in another great institution. Thank you very much for all the compliments...and yes I WILL try my best to glorify the name of our country!! You can reach me at [email protected] would be just great to hear from you. And...yeah ...I had the honour this year to represent the A level students at the Daily Star Awards.Thanks once again for your friendly jesture....I look forward to hearing from you.


Posted by: Ketan on March 18, 2007

I'm Speechless ... =|

@Kimberly McManus ... i'm doing the same :O .. I still believe i am in a dream !!...
can someone Pinch me plz =| .. !

Looking forward to meet u All =D ...

Posted by: Yasmeen on March 18, 2007

chat for MITers =)

Posted by: 0 on March 18, 2007

Not sure why they did...but MIT ADMITTED ME!!!!!

Can't wait to see all of you! Sooooo excited!

Anyone from CT? Fairfield, CT? The general area?


Posted by: Michelle on March 18, 2007

привет! значит, нам надо будет поболтать по-русски smile
i hope this thing will display the characters properly.. lol
r u on facebook/aim/gmail?
my aim - tolyamburger
facebook - last name chekmasova, same first name
gmail - last name at gmail

Posted by: Svetlana C on March 18, 2007

oh, and if anyone else wants to chat, feel free! smile i can't wait to meet everyone at cpw!!!

Posted by: Svetlana C on March 18, 2007

Congratulations everyone! Make sure to have a great time at MIT!

Posted by: Arthur on March 18, 2007

Hey, Kimberly, my awesome CA friend: WE did it!!!! See you real soon on the east coast! Love,Danielle.

Posted by: Danielle P. on March 18, 2007

Hello Michael Harris!

Im from Penn High School in st Joseph county. Nice to meet you all!! Cya next year! (~_~)

Posted by: mengmengpanda on March 18, 2007

reading this blog makes me remember how excited i was when checked this same website a year ago!!! you guys have every right to be excited, MIT is the greatest, i wouldn't have been as happy anywhere else.
see you guys at CPW.. get pumped, cuz we all are! don't be nervous to be on our turf; its technically yours too smile

Posted by: caligirl on March 18, 2007

I'm an EA acceptee, and I'm still thinking mine fell from the top of the very high "not admitted" pile, happening to fall on the very short "admitted" pile. Yay for all the RA acceptees (especially us Californians!). I hope to see you at CPW!

Posted by: Melissa '11 on March 18, 2007

As the parent of a high school senior I encouraged my son to apply to one dream college, some reach colleges and some sure bet colleges. He picked MIT as his dream college. He did not get accepted but I am very proud of his accomplishments and all the effort he put into the application process. Being a white male from a middle class family we all knew it was a 25:1 long shot at best.

I would like to share with you a true MIT story from my work. I am an engineer and a few years ago I was working on a project that required me to meet one on one with another engineer in the company from a different department. This engineer graduated from MIT. During the meeting I was unable to concentrate as I kept staring at his neck area. Underneath his wrinkled white shirt he was wearing a white T shirt, but it was on backward and also inside out. It was hard to concentrate talking to an individual with a Fruit of the Loom tag staring you in the face. I kept thinking to myself-----have I been transported to a skit on Saturday Night Live?

For all of you that got admitted congratulations I am sure you will do great things, as will all of the applicants, but please tomorrow morning when you get up remember…….
Tag goes on the inside and in the back.

Posted by: Anonymous on March 18, 2007

Josh B-

Which school did you attend?
Hope to see you at CPW.
Represent Detroit!!!!


Hope your friends get in also!!!!

Posted by: Awet on March 18, 2007

Hi Elizabeth!

I'm from near Vancouver, and I run cross-country... see you at the Portland admitted students party?

Posted by: Teresa on March 18, 2007

Oh wait... out of the country?

Posted by: Teresa on March 18, 2007

Mann, I can't wait till CPW when I get to meet you guys :-D. I'm so excited--I can still barely believe I got in lol.

If anyone wants to chat IM me smile
AIM: XAlien316
Facebook: my last name is Westerdale, first name Shawn. Find me from there smile

Posted by: Shawn W. on March 18, 2007

Hi, I'm a future applicant. First of all, congrats to you guys! I hope to see you all next year! Now, you guys seemed to be really surprised when you got your admission decision. Does this mean that you all didn't get a "thick envelope"? I thought you were supposed to know when you got quarter-pounder envelope that you were admitted, and that when you got the flimsy "thirty-nine cent-er" that you were rejected.

Reply please. Congrats all!

Posted by: Corey on March 18, 2007

Example Marquee

Posted by: Corey on March 18, 2007

Was anybody accepted as a transfer student for 2011?

Posted by: Corey on March 18, 2007

Was anybody accepted as a transfer student for the class of 2011?

Posted by: Corey on March 18, 2007


most of us got decisions online first on saturday. it was only people close to cambridge that also got letters that day.

Posted by: 0 on March 18, 2007


We haven't gotten our official letters yet. We checked our decision status online yesterday. That's why all of us were surprised that we got in. Good luck with you application!!!

Posted by: Awet on March 18, 2007

sorry. didn't realize taht someone already answered the question.

Posted by: Awet on March 18, 2007

Anon Parent -

Why don't you go tell that story on the "Not Admitted" board? I don't think any of us take kindly to the fact that you're implying your son was rejected because he was a white male. MIT's half male, and believe it or not, has many whites. MIT didn't get to the top by admitting solely based on race and ignoring intelligence, drive, and potential.

And most of us know how to dress ourselves, I'm sure. Have you never accidently put something on inside out before?

Yeah, that makes you a genius, I'm sure..

Posted by: 0 on March 18, 2007

Wahoo! This is definitely a pick-me-up after a deferral this fall.

I'm still undecided on which college I want to attend, but MIT is certainly at the top of my list right now! I hope I will have the chance to meet many of you at the preview weekend, or perhaps on alternative excursions.

Congrats to all, and I hope I will see many of you in the fall!

Posted by: RJ on March 18, 2007

Haha! I am still freaking out! I can't believe it!

Posted by: Caryn on March 18, 2007

did anyone from Nepal get in?

Posted by: 0 on March 18, 2007

On Behalf of *Most* people on the Not Admitted Board,

Congrats to you all. You guys obviously have something special to cotribute to MIT. Lets keep the bad blood off of these blogs.

I expect to hear great things from all of you in the near future!


Posted by: Josh V on March 18, 2007

To all ye accepted gods of amazingness:
how big is the tube? big enough to not fit into a standard us mailbox?
I haven't checked online yet...

Posted by: EH? on March 18, 2007

EH? - Only EA get tubes. RA get packets.

Posted by: Melissa '11 on March 18, 2007

Not one of the ones that got in (actually didn't apply yet, but I'm planning to next fall;still a hs junior), but congrats to you all ^^.

MIT is my dream school, and has been since I was about six years old. Eventually that childish memorization of a name grew into something more when I actually researched the school.

Admittely, I definitely don't have anywhere near perfect grades, and in fact was wavering on whether to apply or not (pain of being denied vs. joy of admission), although these comments and reactions people had really spurred me on. I think it's mostly things like this, the simpler points MIT culture, like the atmosphere that drive me on. Partly also the smiley face made on the side of Simmons Hall a couple years ago.

Thanks for making my day just that bit brighter everyone (the exitement in this thread is really contagious), I think I'll take the plunge next year. smile


Posted by: High School Junior on March 18, 2007


Don't worry about having perfect grades. I had a very bad freshman year, but I still got into MIT. They look at more than just numbers, contrary to what a lot of people believe. Follow your dreams, and apply with your heart and soul.
Good Luck!!!!

Posted by: Alex on March 18, 2007

sorry about that last post. My name's Awet, not Alex (accidently typed in the wrong name)

Posted by: Awet on March 18, 2007

@ Michelle on March 18, 2007 02:33 PM

I used to live in Norwalk, CT, but I haven't been back there in years. I do miss the snow of Connecticut though :(.

Posted by: Lulu on March 18, 2007

How come I can't find the CPW registration on MyMIT panel?

Should I call in to register?

Posted by: Fei (read as Faye)..hehe on March 18, 2007

Anyone from South Florida? Desperate to see all you in Miami MIT Local Party!

Posted by: Fei on March 18, 2007

@ Awet

Thanks for your reassurance, although it still is admittedly a longshot, at least in my book, if only one (very lucky) out of ten is accepted.

Either way, I'm trying, and putting all the effort I can into my application (already started planning, I'm literally going all out for this...if everything goes as planned *cue evil laugh*).

Congrats again on you and and everyone else's acceptance, and hopefully I'll be able to join you guys in about another year!


Posted by: High School Junior on March 18, 2007

Fei - the CPW won't show up until ATLEAST Monday.

Posted by: Melissa '11 on March 18, 2007

My son was admitted to MIT last year. I was wondering if there is any one from Taiwan admiited
to MIT this year. I or my son might help a little bit if needed. You can contact me by sending me an e-mail.

Posted by: Fred on March 18, 2007

Спасибо! У меня нет facebook и я пишу так медленно и плохо, что я не могу хорошо поболтать по-русски...но может быть, если мы учим в MIT вместе, ты мне разрешала бы заниматься говорить с тебе? Мой учитель виолончели русский, и я очень люблю язык, хотя я говорю так плохо, что его не нравится мне говорить.

Posted by: Drewe on March 18, 2007

Oh my GODDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I got in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Me on March 18, 2007

Kimberly and Danielle -

YAY!!! SSP Ojai 2006 representing. =D

Posted by: Oasis on March 18, 2007

oh man... I was totally in tears you all, I'm not gonna lie. I had to get myself a paper sack for a bit of CO2... haha. Absolutely incredible. What a gift to receive.

Posted by: Franklin O.-P. on March 18, 2007

Thank you Melissa.

I was freaking out a bit coz I thought I wasn't admitted...hehe

Posted by: Fei on March 18, 2007

psycccccccccched about the acceptance...EVERYONE get a facebook and join the group

Posted by: Evan on March 18, 2007


Although you won't be getting one, sadly, here's a picture of the tube so you can see how big it is:

Posted by: Snively on March 18, 2007

Dear Fred,

I'm from Taichung, Taiwan!
I'm a senior at Taichung Girls' Senior HS.
Haha, are you Jeremy's dad???
Anyone else from Taiwan?

Posted by: Yu-Ju on March 18, 2007


Congrats to everyone

Posted by: Daniel on March 18, 2007

maybe it just hasn't hit me yet... i am so surprised. i thought, for SURE, that i would not get in. i'm a white person from california, for crying out loud, and i'm not better than the 12,000 other people who applied.... this is a dream. i had to read the letter over and over again.
i'm really excited to see that so many international students were admitted. anyone from NIGERIA or GHANA? i'm going this summer for a month on some humanitarian work. anyone from ECUADOR? i was there doing soil analysis last year.... this is too crazy to handle.
if anyone wants to talk, email me at [email protected]
myspace URL:

Posted by: Alex J on March 18, 2007

Congrats to everyone. Asian males can get in! w00t.

Posted by: Skim on March 18, 2007

Thanks for your entry!

BTW, Do you know if it would be possible to major in mechanical eng(biomedical engineering) and double major with management science, and do premed in four years with an optimum/decent gpa for medical school?

Posted by: luckygrl on March 18, 2007

Asian females can get in also! woot.

Posted by: Fei on March 18, 2007

Awet - I go to Stevenson in Sterling Heights. How about you?

Posted by: Josh B on March 19, 2007

JOSH V, JOSH B?!?! ahhh this always happens! lol. i applied to this scholarship thing and the winner was a JOSH L!!!! ahhh well, congrats to you...

Posted by: Josh V on March 19, 2007

Congrats everyone! You are in for the ride of your life.

Posted by: An MIT '96 Alum on March 19, 2007

Congrats to you all!! So glad to be finally meeting all of the RA people!

Join the facebook group and share your elation with us all!

Posted by: Yuki'11 on March 19, 2007

Yeah! I joined the facebook group...

Posted by: Basant on March 19, 2007

What an amazing feeling...

I had forgotten that decisions were out this Saturday. After talking with my step dad, I decided to check out the website for the exact date... and twenty seconds later, here I was, ready to click on "display decision.."

Anyway, anyone from France/Wisconsin?

Posted by: 0 on March 19, 2007

Josh B-

I go to U of D Jesuit!!

Posted by: Awet on March 19, 2007

so what does it REALLY take to get into MIT? I really wanna get in next year. HELP PLEASE!

Posted by: Anno on March 19, 2007

To Yu-Ju:
i moved from Taiwan a couple of years ago. I'm from Taipei! Congratsss!!! I'm hoping to get into MIT next year - i'm only a junior in high school now.

Posted by: J on March 19, 2007

anonymous @8:01 AM- there are two of us from WI who got in EA. I haven't heard of anyone else yet from RA, but I'm sure some will turn up wink

Posted by: Jessica '11 on March 19, 2007

Fred -

I am an exchange student in Taiwan (新竹) right now, going to attend MIT next year. You can email me and I'll try to help you with whatever it is....

revlisy at hotmail dot com.

Posted by: Karen on March 19, 2007

Congrats everyone!

I'm a frosh, so I remember EXACTLY what you're feeling. That was me, exactly one year ago: all the Facebook groups, ad-hoc chat rooms, and so on. It was grand.

Anybody got questions about what happens next? Random questions about life at MIT? Planning on coming to CPW? I'm bored, so drop me an email and I'll tell you about whatever you like.

sdmorr [at] mit [dot] edu

Posted by: Scott '10 on March 19, 2007

I am in shock. I thought this would never happen. I thought I had no chance. Maybe they made a mistake... I AM SO EXCITED!!!

Posted by: Melissa on March 19, 2007

this is so exciting! receiving offers of admission into Olin and MIT on the same day!
how to deal with this kind of situation? any ideas?

Posted by: r on March 19, 2007

To Janelle Duah
I'm from Ghana!!! Glad to know that there is another Ghanaian at MIT!(even if you are from NYC too!!) Keep da fire BURNIN!!!

Posted by: Nana Yaa on March 19, 2007

WOW!! It's been said a hundred times already, but I'll say it again. What an awesome surprise!!! Can't wait to meet you all at CPW.

Posted by: Owen on March 19, 2007

I have a question regarding the RA 2008: My grades are above average in my country (only Bs and quite a few As).. But I have a D in French :( Am I still eligble for selection?

Posted by: Nidvill on March 19, 2007

Hey Guys!

We made it! Any Finnish people out there? I look forward to seeing you all next year!!!

Posted by: Lexie (Alex actually- there are so many of us!) on March 19, 2007

Gracey = happy.
Hey, I'm sure they got this wrong. No way am I a genius, and I'm pretty sure my interviewer couldn't understand my accent, quaint and Scottish as it is...
Obviously I have previously-hidden charms and good looks, or something.
But, hey! We're in!
Anyone else from Britain? Or even - here's a long shot - Scotland?
Well done everyone!

Posted by: Gracey on March 19, 2007


Don't be discouraged by one bad grade. MIT will look at your transcript, and realize that it was a one time fluke. Best of Luck!!!!

Posted by: Awet on March 19, 2007

Congrats everyone!
I'm an aspiring candidate for MIT 2012....

I was wondering whether there was anyone from the middle East (national or expat). I'm an Indian living in sunny Bahrian.

Posted by: Annette S. on March 19, 2007

Nana Yaa did you attend Holy Child school.

Posted by: Solomon on March 19, 2007

I emailed you.

Posted by: Risha on March 19, 2007

This is Risha from Trinidad and Tobago.

@ the piano and violin ppl
I luv piano 2! Never actually played a trio but am dying to try!

Anyone out there following the Cricket World Cup?

Posted by: Risha on March 19, 2007

Congrats to all those in the class of 2011!

@ Pall Kornmayer
Yes, MIT > Caltech!
And MIT - Caltech > 0!
(I didn't get in either hehehe)

Btw, am I going to be the youngest person in the class? (15 years, 9 months, 10 days >Congrats to all those in the class of 2011!

@ Pall Kornmayer
Yes, MIT > Caltech!
And MIT - Caltech > 0!
(I didn't get in either hehehe)

Btw, am I going to be the youngest person in the class? (15 years, 9 months, 10 days ><)

Someone please prove me wrong, I'm already the youngest in my class right now -_-;

Until then, I'm going to run around shouting "Youngest person in MIT's class of '11!!!"

P.S. (In my previous post I misspelled deferred, and it was bugging me so there's the correct spelling.)

P.P.S. Nobody plays Final Fantasy XI? c'mon! :D

Posted by: Adrian on March 19, 2007

Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Guess what? I went and got the mail today and I was still accepted! Yeah
I'm from Indiana, Bremen Senior High School.

Posted by: kristen on March 19, 2007

Hmmm.... welll I'm certainly not the youngest!
18 years 11 months.... anyone older or am I a grandma?

Posted by: Risha on March 19, 2007

Yes, Alex, I know for two people from Bulgaria for now: Rostislav i Sonia. Ako razbirash kvo ti kazvam obadi se da te vidim. email: mitko

Posted by: Mitko on March 19, 2007

I Love MIT!!!

Posted by: Sinchan Banerjee on March 19, 2007

@ Gracey,
Not from GB, but lived there for three years. I was in the Midlands, but my teacher (class 3-5) was from Edinburgh.
We should start a grandparents' club. I'm also 18 years 11 months.
Young whippersnapper grin

Any trumpet players out there? Symphony orchestra here I come!!!

Posted by: Owen on March 19, 2007

i just found out by mail!
i couldn't stop laughing when i saw the envelope in the mailman's hand.

i'm still shaking.
and shocked.

thank you so much admissions officers.
you just made my life.

Posted by: nadia on March 19, 2007


Although I found out that I got in online on Saturday, I did not fully believe it until I opened the envelope today. This is the best weekend/ Monday of my life! My biggest dream has become a reality! I am so excited! I can't wait to:
1. visit the MIT campus
2. thank the admissions officers in person
2. meet the other '11s
3. take real MIT classes
4. do my first problem set!
5. get a UROP-hurray for important research!

Oh, and thank you admissions officers for being so helpful during this entire process.

Posted by: Anna Shcherbina (MIT'11) on March 19, 2007

CONGRATS!! i'll be applying to MIT next year and I was just wondering - what kinds of grades/SAT scores did all you future MITers receive? If you don't want to share, that's perfectly fine but any help is greatly appreciated!!

once again, congratulations!! you should be SO proud of yourselves smile

Posted by: Jenn on March 19, 2007

No, I am Ying's father. You can send me an e-mail to [email protected] so that we can introduce each other in detail.

Dear Karen,
Thanks for offering your help. My son is doing pretty well at MIT now. You can contact me as well if you need any assistance in the near future.

Posted by: Fred on March 19, 2007

Wow! I kind of applied as a joke and suddenly I'm holding the biggest packet of joy I have ever held. I was convinced they had made a mistake until I got a phone call from an alum that night. I am very impressed by the care they are displaying.

Another question: I am quite worried that MIT is just too intense academically for me. I've been told that if I can get in then I can handle the workload. Do you all agree?

I look forward to meeting some of you in a couple of weeks and possibly even becoming your classmate.

Posted by: Kari on March 20, 2007

My last post was too solemn:

AAAHHHHHHH! I got into MIT!!!!!!!!

I LOVE EVERYONE! I want to meet you and be your roomate.

Posted by: Kari on March 20, 2007


Is there any way to see the comments the staff made about us during the selection process?

Posted by: Melissa '11 on March 20, 2007

hii & congrats to one nd all...
am frm india nd wub b applying for MIT for the class of ' can anyone of u plsss provide me as well with some guidance;-)
how exactly that time of prepration was for u all to get into this hallmark:-)wud appreciate if i may get to know something abt how to go abt preparing,nd stuff like tht.
hope u ppl understand the apprehnsion behind it grin
well i can feel the immense pleasure ,happiness nd thrill tht u all must b having after being admitted...its really sooo ausumn!!
to most of u all...its a shock which is quite obvious:-)but the fact remains tht after all tht hard work u ppl finally made it...amazing!!!!!
gr8 joball of u nd all the veryyyy best in ur lives ahead...
take care..

Posted by: Anubha on March 20, 2007

Ahh, time passes away so fast, its been one year already??? Cant believe...

I was just a pre-frosh, and now am a fullgoing MIT kid, getting ready to welcome the class of 2011.

Man, I am getting old really fast...LOL

Posted by: student'10 on March 20, 2007

hey mit and kenya rules. yeah im an international. yeah im kenyan. Any more kenyans?

hey THIS IS FOR AGATA FROM POLAND. holla!!!! we share a name.
[email protected]

Posted by: Agata/kenya on March 20, 2007

yea... o boy... whoo, hoo... so glad to be here.

Posted by: Justin on March 20, 2007

First came the shock... had to reread the letter...and then came the crying. Never in my life did I think I would do the whole Ms. Congeniality cry, quite embarrassed. Of course, my brother had his camera out to capture my excitement/shock for eternity...

Anyway, thank you MIT admissions. For the rest of the week, I will have a cheesy smile glued to my face smile

Posted by: Jenny on March 20, 2007



Posted by: ndefru on March 20, 2007

Hey, has any international student got an acceptance letter? I'm still waiting for mine. I won't believe I'm in until I hold it.

Posted by: David on March 20, 2007

Haha I haven't gotten mine, either, and I live in the States. No worries, right?

Posted by: Arya on March 20, 2007


You seem like a really nice, down to earth person (so does everyone else don't get me wrong!) and I was just wondering if you could offer me any information as far as what kind of grades you received/classes you took/etc. I would really really appreciate ANY help. I'm sure you understand the feeling of not knowing where to apply. I'm considering applying to MIT next year (i'm a junior) but I almost don't want to because I feel like it won't be good enough. So if you could please just tell me stuff about you so I can see what kind of people got accepted!

Thank you smile

Posted by: Jenn on March 20, 2007

@ student '10.... man is that the truth. to all of class of 2011...cant wait to meet you at CPW!

Posted by: Zach '10 on March 20, 2007

Anonymous Parent -

Thank God you shared that story with me. All this time I have been wearing my shirt inside out and backwards - like the other kids here at MIT - and only now do I realize how wrong I was. Also, does the seam of the sock go in the back or the front?


Anyway. Congratulations '11s!! Can't wait to meet you. smile

Posted by: Christina '10 on March 20, 2007


I am an A student but I haven't specialized in any one thing. I guess I have taken a lot of science classes, but that was mostly because those had the best teachers. (AP chem, AP bio, AP physics) I am taking AP calc for the first time this year.
I am 2nd in my class but I go to an extremely small public school, so there are only 70 seniors. I have done a wide variety of extracurriculars, basically whatever caught my interest. For this reason I never truly distinguished myself in any field.
My best SAT scores(I took them twice):
M:730 CR:770 W:680
I have a suspicion that my essay got me in. I can write pretty well, so even though I didn't have an extremely unique story to tell, I was able to make it interesting.
I didn't really decide to apply to MIT until december, but I was able to schedule an interview, which must of helped too.

DEFINITELY DEFINITELY APPLY! It's not a hard application and what's the worst that could happen? And if you do get in, you feel like the king of the world. I've been high for about three days now and my entire school is excited for me.(I'm the first student to get in to MIT ever).
Good luck. Thanks for the complement. Maybe we'll meet on campus in a couple of years!

Posted by: Kari on March 20, 2007

Wow. I’m afraid I have no enlightening words to share, no moment of deep brilliance to write about, and nothing particularly profound kicking about in the confines of my skull. Yet here I am anyway, slowing down your internet collection with my drivel.

I’m still reeling slightly from this immense turnaround. I was almost positive I’d be going to Stanford (been there, done that, got the t-shirt, etc etc). But I visited MIT for the first time a bit over a week ago and loved it, mostly because of the people. The students (lovely people) seemed busy, but they all put aside their work and just talked to me for a few hours on everything and anything and nothing in particular.

I also really loved the atmosphere of creativity. I was walking down the Infinite Corridor (which really is very long, by the way) and passed a juggling class. I saw dorms with walls covered in student artwork. I saw the outdoor sculptures and that Frank Gehry building (Dr. Seuss would have swelled with pride) and really appreciated it, even though it was like 20 degrees outside (NOT SO FUN) and my extremities were feeling frostbitten and unloved.

By the way, I would like to profusely thank the financial aid office for making MIT affordable. I literally choked when I heard how much less it would cost for me to go to MIT. Thank you thank you thank you.

Who’s looking forward to CPW?

Posted by: Margot on March 20, 2007


Talk to me please! I'm in the same position as you right now..."high for three days now"--however wrong it sounds, I know exactly what you mean, though my high just hit me today.

[email protected] would mean a lot to me =)

Posted by: Connie on March 20, 2007

im a sophmore but my friends leah and jeremias got in and im so freaking happy for them

Posted by: anonymous on March 20, 2007

Hah, no yelling for me (until I ran into the rest of my friends who were admitted :-D) but I did spontaneously burst into tears! I only cry when I am perfectly blissfully at peace with the world.

Posted by: :-D on March 21, 2007

hello and congrats everyone:),

could you acceptees please tell us what your SAT scores were? and about your extra-curriculars?

AND AND AND ............. one more IMPORTANT thing. How does the first line of your acceptanece letter go?

thank you! smile

Posted by: Annette S. on March 21, 2007

I really do not think our SAT scores and extra-curricular accomplishments matter at this point in time. If you are in this blog group, my assumption is that you have been accepted to MIT (am I right?). We should relish the fact that we have accomplished what most would kill for. The point is, we have all been accepted to one of the nations finest schools for higher education, and we should all be happy for that feat alone. MIT admits the people and the characters not their scores.

Posted by: Jean on March 21, 2007

Congrats to all the people that made it in. I didn't apply because I am only a junior. I had the same feelings as Alex though. I don't have perfect grades, I am okay at sports (but I really like soccer), but I really want to go to such a prestegious school. I also wonder which is worth more, the pain of denial or the joy of admission. I am so god damned scared because my parents keep telling me the likelihood of being accepted(not high) and that I am just wasting time. Will the acceptees please tell me how you basically went through high school to get accepted, i.e. grades,extra activites, classes. Thanks and congrats to who made it and good job for atleast trying to the guys who got rejections.

Posted by: Apoorv on March 21, 2007


Jenn is a junior who is thinking about applying. I'm assuming Annette is in the same boat. Personally, I think it is very resourceful of them to be asking on this forum. While I know that we can put all of that stuff behind us now, Jenn and Annette are right in the midst of it.
I'm trying to help them out, hopefully making the process a little easier for them. Although we all wish the college admissions process was based solely on our characters, the unfortunate truth is that it is not.
But believe me, Jean, I am relishing!


If you look a little further up you will see my note adressed to Jenn about scores and such. I'm probably not a typical MIT acceptee(if there is such thing)because I am not hugely into math and science--no math league or science olympics or anything, but at least it will give you a rough idea of a real person instead of just the stats that the admissions dept. gives you.
And the first line goes like this: "On behalf of the Admissions Committee, it is my pleasure to offer you admission to the MIT Class of 2011." The funny thing is, I had to read it 3 times before I understood what it was saying. Good Luck!!!

Posted by: Kari on March 21, 2007

"To the some 11,000 of you who did not make it, work hard in this world to make MIT regret their decision.

To the some 1500 of you who did make it, work hard at MIT to justify MIT's decision and so that each and every one of us 11,000 knows that it is because you truly deserve it that you took our spot." - Josh V 5:28PM March 17

This had to be one of the more insightful things I have seen on any of the admissions blogs so far. Congratulations to everyone who got in; I am ecstatic mysef, but lets make sure we capitalize on this. You're grades, scores, and activites got you so far. Now take this ticket and make a difference. Show the world, among those the ones who did not get in, that you are what humanity needs. Take this chance and change the world otherwise give your ticket to someone who will.

Posted by: Enzyme on March 21, 2007


APPLY! APPLY! APPLY! My mom had no faith either. When I got in she was so shocked it would have been offensive had I not been in such an incredible mood. Check out my other notes for more info.
I'm going to stop monopolizing this forum now. peace everyone!

Posted by: Kari on March 21, 2007

@ Owen:
I'm not just a young whippersnapper,
I'm a young whippersnapper who plays trumpet!
(gives a long-distance hi-five)

@ Jenn:
Here are my stats: =)
SAT: 740M 700CR 600W (writing...)
SAT2s: 760 Math lvl 2
790 Chemistry
720 U.S. History
Grades: a pretty constant average of about 95
Rank: 4th in class (out of ~125)
(but the top-ranked male O_o)
Activities: Band (woooooo!)
Marching Band (woooooooooooooooooo!)
etc, etc.

Hope that helps!

P.S. Can't wait to make you guys feel old when I get there =)

Posted by: Adrian on March 21, 2007

Cool! /returns long distance high-five/.

Don't have a marching band at my school, so I've been a classical and jazz player for the past three years....huge fan of Arturo Sandoval and Sergei Nakariakov. The latter plays some stuff that should be impossible. Check out his Carnival of Venice if you get the chance.

Posted by: Owen on March 22, 2007

patience pays...doesnt it??

Posted by: crespo on March 22, 2007

so, I am from California, and I would like to know if I am the ONLY ADMITTED STUDENT NOT TO RECEIVE A TUBE in the mail. Can anyone out there help me with this one? I was expecting confetti, but I thought that because I live so far from MIT, a tube was a no go, but my friend (who attends my high school) got a tube! I hope there's no second-tier admitted students package... sad face. (This statement, however, does not in any way counteract the unending and completely radiant JOY i feel at getting in to the best school in the country... screw Harvard, Princeton, and the like)

Posted by: Alex J on March 22, 2007

only students accepted EZ got tubes. bummed too.

Posted by: 0 on March 22, 2007

i meant EA. smile

Posted by: 0 on March 22, 2007

Hey, congratz to all of you who got in. As someone who is going to apply next year, reading all of your posts is making me smile too smile.

Like I said, I'm planning to apply for class of '12, and I was wondering if any of you could post a list of achievements; I just want to compare them with mine and see just how good a shot I have next year.

Once again, congratz, and I hope to see you all next year!

Posted by: 0 on March 23, 2007

hey there, anonymous person applying for class of 2012 (that's weird... 2012 sounds like some futuristic time when we'll all be flying cars and riding on Maglev trains...): so, I'm not going to do anymore self-promoting and try to rattle off my life story in bullet point form, but I will offer you the best encouragement I can. By no means am I a math or science genius, and I have never participated in a math competition (mathletes) or science fair, nor am I a nationally ranked athlete (I ran cross-country for a year), nor did I discover some new protein. I have simply gone through high school with the desire to learn, and in the process I have been fortunate enough to find challenging courses and maintain good grades. I never thought I truly had a chance at getting in, and yet I am here. I devoted myself to one extracirricular, AFJROTC, and I gave it my soul. I was not the president of 8 clubs, or in student government, or on yearbook.
Just show the admissions committee that you are passionate in what you have done, what you are doing, what you hope to achieve at MIT. That is the best kind of applicant, in my opinion, because he/she comes with the promise to use the university's resources to the fullest and continue the succes stories of amazing MIT alumni.

Posted by: Alex J on March 23, 2007

Hey Elizabeth and Teresa! I'm from Washington also and I can't wait to meet the both of you next week. Can I just say that the feeling that this is all a dream still hasn't totally worn off? I was sitting in class yesterday and I couldn't help but keep smiling, so much so that my friends asked if I was all right. And then I keep dancing around my house. Well, again, congratulations to all!

Posted by: Chase on March 23, 2007

Congratulations to everyone who have been accpeted at MIT... i still cant believe it, that i have made it... Thank you admissions comittee....

Well.. hope to see you guys soonn


Posted by: Arwa on March 24, 2007

Congrats everyone! You're all rockstars :D Hope to see you here in April!

Posted by: Jess on March 24, 2007

It would have been easier to reject me, MIT.

The moment I saw my acceptance letter, my heart crashed. For many of you out there, your acceptance was a source of joy and excitement, for me, it instantly associated itself with strife and difficulty. I’m a guy who likes a challenge, which is why I applied in the first place, but the familial conflict that mentioning “MIT” arouses is awesome. I have been accepted to three high quality state schools (top 10-15, mostly across all of their programs) and, on top of it, have so much scholarship money coming from them that I’d receive a generous weekly stipend to attend.

But MIT is different. There’s a different atmosphere, a different vibe I get about the place. I’ve never been there, while I’ve visited all my other prospects multiple times. My EC is a modern day Siren wailing for me to visit MIT, and my father fears that, like Odysseus, I will be smashed upon the rocks up in Boston. We are a middle class family, with a decent set of assets and rather higher-than-usual income level, but supporting my brother’s college expenses, my father’s family in Argentina, and our living expenses, the funds simply don’t exist.

We didn’t save much for college because my parents got a prepaid tuition program for any Florida State school. When they knew their children’s future was secure in that program, they were able to invest and use their money in ways that didn’t maximize the returns for a situation requiring $50K a year at this point in time. Instead of college savings, they got a guaranteed college tuition, but it is a sad fact that a prepaid program is a horrible investment if one does not utilize it at one of its respective institutions.

I have an excruciating problem; because we can’t afford MIT, even attempting to visit provokes excessively angry rebukes. It may be that I go to CPW and learn that MIT is not for me, but what is even more horrifying is that I will fall in love and then have it ripped away from me by brutal economics. A simple, sad formula that I have learned without even attending college is that “Expenses” minus “Financial need” DOES NOT EQUAL “Financial reality.”

I don’t want to dismiss any option for my future without knowing what it is or why. But it seems that my family doesn’t want that choice to be mine. If I see MIT and there’s no unique benefit to attendance, or even if its benefits don’t outweigh the gargantuan costs of attendance, then I am perfectly content with not attending and rolling around in scholarships. But shouldn’t I have a chance to see for myself? Are they really right? Will going just give me false hope, and make it hurt that much more when I deny admission?

Posted by: unfortunately admitted on March 27, 2007

You should really implement a more revealing decision screen. When I saw the plain white screen, I thought that certainly, I was rejected (it's what I have been preparing myself for all along) ... until I got to the tenth word ("pleasure"). smile

Posted by: Yafim '11 on March 27, 2007

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