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MIT staff blogger Chris Peterson SM '13

MIT Regular Action Decisions Now Available Online by Chris Peterson SM '13

MIT Regular Action admissions decisions for the Class of 2025 are now available in the application portal. To check your decision, login to the portal and visit your Application Status page. There, you will be able to see your decision by clicking View Update. There are no interim screens, so you should be sure you are prepared to receive your decision before you click View Update. 


This past year, inclusive of both Early and Regular Action, 33,240 students applied to join the MIT Class of 2025. This is an unprecedented increase of 66% over last year, when we received 20,075 applications, and is far and away the most applications we have ever received. Nonetheless, we carefully considered them all, subjecting them to the same standard of attentive, empathetic, holistic review, taking as much time as needed to get the job done right.  

It was an incredible amount of work, and, as I wrote in Early, it would not have been possible without the dedication and commitment of our entire team: the admissions officers who read your applications, the support staff who made it possible for them to do so, and the Educational Council of alumni interviewers who volunteered so much time speaking with so many students. Nor would it have been possible without so many teachers, counselors, and mentors supporting our applicants through the process. We have often compared the MIT education to climbing a mountain, and this year’s application process felt a little bit like that too: we are grateful for everyone who helped us get there. 

Of those 33,240 applicants, we have offered admissions to 1,340, who will have the opportunity to climb that mountain together. Though they all do different things — painting and paleontology, meteorology and macramé, stargazing and 🚀stonks🚀01 💎🙌 — they are united by a shared standard of rigorous academics, high character, and a strong match with MIT’s mission to use science, technology, and the useful arts to make the world a better place. We can’t wait to welcome them to our campus to join the 4,361 outstanding undergraduates who already call MIT home.

There are also students who may be climbing other mountains, with other mountaineers, next fall. Of the students to whom we do not offer admission today, we have placed a modest number on our waitlist and informed the balance that we will not be able to admit them to the Class of 2025. Getting to “meet” so many capable, compassionate students through this process has, as always, left us bleary-eyed and reminded us that what we do is more than a job, but a privilege and an honor. We are grateful to have walked this short part of your path with you. 

If you are among the many stellar students to whom we are not offering admissions, then all I can remind you is that success is not always a straight line. That your path isn’t something MIT sets you on, it’s something you make yourself. And if you spend the next few years trying to make wherever you are as amazing as you can (as you already are), then someday you’ll look back on this Pi Day and realize it all worked out okay.

I’m closing comments on this blog post to concentrate conversation in the open threads for admitted, waitlisted, and not admitted students. Answers to frequently asked questions for waitlisted students can be found here, with more information about next steps to come in early April.

Congratulations to the Class of 2025, and best wishes to all of our applicants. No matter where you enroll next fall, please make it a better place. I know you can. I hope you will.

 

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