We love data at MIT. Reliable data, properly contextualized, can help people understand complex systems and make informed decisions. So, a few years ago, we began publishing our own admissions statistics which went beyond the stats already contributed to the MIT’s standard Common Data Set.
It is important to understand that these numbers do not determine our admissions process, but are the result of our process. In our holistic admissions process, we consider quantifications like test scores, but we also care deeply about factors like your match with MIT. Qualitative characteristics like these are much harder to quantify and are therefore not included in the tables below despite their centrality to our process.
The most important thing to remember is that at MIT we admit people, not numbers. With that in mind, here are some numbers about the people we admit.
Admissions statistics for the Class of 2026
See also First-year class profile.
|Early Action applicants||14,781|
|Early Action admits||697|
|Deferred to Regular Action||9,488|
|Deferred applicants admitted
during Regular Action
|Regular Action applicants||18,986|
|Total considered during Regular Action (including deferred students)||28,474|
|Regular Action admits
(including deferred students)
|Offered a place on the wait list||763|
|Applicants offered a place on the wait list||763|
|Number admitted from the wait list||0|
U.S. citizens/permanent residents
Middle 50% score range of admitted students (25th and 75th percentiles)
|SAT Math||[790, 800]|
|SAT ERW||[730, 780]|
|ACT Math||[35, 36]|
|ACT Reading||[35, 36]|
|ACT English||[35, 36]|
|ACT Science||[34, 36]|
|ACT Composite||[35, 36]|