Jan 18, 2006
Regarding The Tech Article
Posted in: Process & Statistics
The Tech published an article today that contains some significant factual errors. In particular this statement:
"Although MIT limits the number of international applicants admitted to 10 percent of the total number of admits, this year the number of early international admits doubled, decreasing the number of spaces remaining for international students who submit regular applications."
This is completely wrong. First of all, we don't consider international applicants in Early Action. They are considered in Regular Action only. Second, international applicants are limited to 8% of the class, not 10%.
There's other weird stuff in there (like only Harvard beat us in yield of mutual admits, not Yale!), but that's the really significant error. So please don't worry, and please spread the word so others don't worry!
[Edit] My bad, Yale actually did beat us last year. I was looking at data from previous years. *Furrows brow in direction of New Haven*