Aug 26, 2008
MIT Admissions Statistics 2008
Posted in: Process & Statistics
Trivia: This year's admit rate was 11.9%. What was the admit rate for my class, the MIT Class of 2000, when we were admitted in 1996?
[answer at the end of the entry]
Probably the most popular questions asked at any information session are statistical. What is the average SAT score? How many students were admitted Early Action?
Luckily, I can refer most folks to our website, where we offer a plethora of numbers for any statistical junkie. Recently, we updated the admissions statistics page for this year's application cycle. Here's a quick summary of what you'll find...
Freshman Applications 13,396
Freshman Admits 1,589
Deferred to regular action 2,903
Deferred applicants admitted during regular action 279
Total considered during regular action (including deferred students) 12,375
Admitted (including deferred students) 1,032
Middle 50% score range of admitted students:
SAT Reasoning Test - Critical Reading [670, 770]
SAT Reasoning Test - Math [730, 800]
ACT Composite [31, 35]
SAT Subject Test - Math [740, 800]
SAT Subject Test - Science [710, 800]
Trivia answer: The MIT Class of 2000 admit rate was 24.3% -- more than 2x this year's rate. That could mean that if my admissions colleague McGreggor Crowley '00 and I had applied this year, perhaps only one of us might have been admitted!