Jun 24, 2008
Waitlist Wrap-Up 2008
Posted in: Process & Statistics
This afternoon, we notified the 64 students remaining on the waitlist that we do not have any more room in the class, and will not admit any additional students from the waitlist this year. The decision not to admit any more from the waitlist was especially difficult, as there were many really great students on the waitlist who we wished we had room for. We appreciate your having been able to wait with us into the early summer.
This was an extraordinary year across the admissions landscape, with some of our peer institutions needing to admit greater than 200 students from their waitlists. Large waitlist movement at a few schools has ripple effects, requiring longer waitlists at many colleges this year. We're glad that things have now settled down enough that we can conclude our admissions for this year and let the remaining waitlist students focus on their schools for the fall.
To those of you who stuck with us on the waitlist, thank you, and we wish you all the best at your college in the fall -- we know you will have a terrific and successful experience.
MIT Admissions Waitlist Committee