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Understanding the process: First-year class profile

For the MIT Class of 2023 

Some facts and figures about the 1,107 members of the Class of 2023. See also Admissions statistics.


Male 53%
Female 47%
Another gender identity <1%

Citizenship & self-reported ethnicity*

U.S. citizens & permanent residents
Number of U.S. states represented: 49
Sovereign tribal nations: 13
American Indian/Alaskan Native 3%
Asian American 41%
Black/African American 10%
Hispanic/Latinx 14%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 2%
White/Caucasian 42%
International citizens
Number of countries represented: 62

*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


New England 8%
Mid-Atlantic 21%
South & Puerto Rico 14%
Midwest & Plains states 11%
Southwest & Mountain 13%
West Coast, Alaska & Hawaii 20%
Other U.S. Territories 1%
Abroad 11%


Public school 70%
Independent school 12%
Religious school 7%
Foreign school 9%
Home school 1%
Other 1%
Number of different high schools represented: 799

Just for fun 

Most popular names Matthew, David, John, Anna
Most represented U.S. state California