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Understanding the process: First-year class profile

For the MIT Class of 2022 

Some facts and figures about the 1,122 members of the Class of 2022. See also Admissions statistics.

Gender

Male 50%
Female 49%
Another gender identity 1%

Citizenship & self-reported ethnicity*

U.S. citizens & permanent residents
Number of U.S. states represented: 47
Sovereign tribal nations: 11
92%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 3%
Asian American 37%
Black/African American 10%
Hispanic/Latinx 18%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 1%
White/Caucasian 49%
No Response 1%
International citizens
Number of countries represented: 54
8%

*Total exceeds 100% of class because U.S. students may indicate more than one race/ethnicity.

The International Students Office has a breakdown of international admitted students by country at http://iso.mit.edu/about/statistics.shtml.

Geography

New England 12%
Mid-Atlantic 20%
South & Puerto Rico 15%
Midwest & Plains states 12%
Southwest & Mountain 12%
West Coast, Alaska & Hawaii 21%
Abroad 9%

Schooling

Public school 71%
Independent school 14%
Religious school 6%
Foreign school 9%
Home school <1%
Other 1%
Number of different high schools represented: 834

Just for fun 

Most popular boy’s name Kevin/Daniel
Most popular girl’s name Emily
Most represented U.S. state California