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Understanding the process: First-year class profile

For the MIT Class of 2026 

Some facts and figures about the  1,136 members01 Class of 2026 data as of September 2022.  of the Class of 2026. See also Admissions statistics.

Gender

Male 44%
Female 43%
Another gender identity
Did not disclose gender identity
3%
9%

Citizenship & self-reported ethnicity*

U.S. citizens & permanent residents
Number of U.S. states represented: 50
89%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1%
Asian American 40%
Black/African American 13%
Hispanic/Latinx 14%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 1%
White/Caucasian 38%
International citizens
Number of countries represented: 63
11%

*Total exceeds 100% of class because 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 10%
Mid-Atlantic 20%
South & Puerto Rico 14%
Midwest & Plains states 11%
Southwest & Mountain 11%
West Coast, Alaska & Hawaii 19%
Other U.S. Territories 1%
Abroad 11%

Schooling

Public school 67%
Independent school 15%
Religious school 8%
Foreign school 9%
Home school 1%
Other 0.4%

Just for fun 

Most popular names Alexander, Daniel, Emma, Isabella, and Michael
Most represented U.S. state California

 

  1. Class of 2026 data as of September 2022. back to text