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Not Admitted by Decisions

A forum for students who were not admitted.

With an 8% increase in applications, this year was again the most competitive ever for MIT admissions. Admitting less than 12% of applicants means that we had to turn away many, many incredible students. For those of you who fall into this category, this is an open forum for you to talk.

100 responses to “Not Admitted”

  1. Priya says:

    Well, thanks for the incredible journey anyway. Oddly enough, I really did enjoy filling out the application and reading all the blogs.
    Good luck to everyone else!

  2. Anonymous says:

    i think i am the only one who knows that not admitted :(( (my insticts say so…)

  3. Sceth says:

    Rejected for the third time…

  4. Ed says:


  5. Shruthi says:

    Didnt get through :(

  6. Angus says:

    Oh well, nothing we can do about it. Bit of a let down though

  7. Aditya says:

    Aaahh well…as everyone has been saying…life goes on…

  8. Stephen says:

    oh well =(

    only thing we can do when we fall on our face is to just get back up again

    don’t lose faith people!

  9. Ian says:

    Ah well. Thanks for the excitement and the blogs.

  10. Anonymous says:

    The sun will come up tomorrow

  11. enewts says:

    comon stanford….

  12. bunny says:

    :( At least I got waitlisted by CalTech, so I’m not completely hosed xP Grats to all ye who got in.

  13. This my second rejection…and let me repeat my last years post…
    am a really poor Indian. wasted all my parents’ money on SATs and sending applications. thought I will make it to the wurl’s no.1…. 2080 in SAT1(cudnt afford to appear 4 it twice to improve my scores), 2150 In SAT2, 97/100 skool GPA and a bunch of EC certificates… But alas…. how will I face my mother who is waiting 4 me to deliver da gud news… Do i deserve to live?? Or shud I rather die??

    Posted by: A really bad son from India on March 18, 2007 05:08 AM

  14. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for the opportunity.

  15. Harsh Sinha says:

    Thanks a lot !!!!!!!!!
    ur decision – correct..

  16. shizzy says:

    oh well
    maybe graduate school

  17. Anonymous says:

    Well… I’m going to Michigan! Go Blue!

  18. N says:

    Oh well. It was a fun wait. Congrats to everyone who got in!

  19. Lionel Vaz says:

    hi… dint make it… but its okay.. I’ll apply for graduate though.

  20. Arun says:

    yikes ! hey… but life will go on ..

  21. Jay says:

    at least waitlisted by Caltech, cmon stanford

  22. Lina says:

    Rejected for the second time!!!!!
    I will give up, maybe see u in the graduate school……..

  23. Aleu says:

    Condolences to everyone else here… but life goes on :3 MIT, you have not seen the last of me! D:Condolences to everyone else here… but life goes on :3 MIT, you have not seen the last of me! D:< I’ll be back! D:<

  24. liza says:

    thanks to all the admissions guys at mit… congrats to all who got in… and best wishes to everyone else like me…

  25. Y did ya remove Libin’s post..thats the best suggestion Ive heard in a long time….

  26. Alexander says:

    Rejected here! :( Oh well I’ll get up and kick ass at whatever university I end up in!!! Thanks MIT for taking the time to evaluate me. Applying here really let me know who I am!!!

  27. Anonymous says:

    I am also sad. :(

  28. Josh says:

    Didn’t make it. :( Oh, well, here I come RIT!

  29. liza says:

    thanks to all the admissions guys at mit… congrats to all who got in… and best wishes to everyone else like me…

  30. Libin Daniel says:

    Don’t go and die but get a life.

  31. eswar says:

    thank you guys for reading my application materials,
    i really thought i would get in,…but anyway ,got to move on. probably , maybe next year as a transfer applicant or grad school,i am coming.

    to those who were admitted,good for you and i genuinely wish you all the best for the roller coaster you are in. it was an honour competing with you guys.i probably dint do justice to myself in my essays,so anyway…
    thanks again MIT

  32. Zach says:

    Well…I guess I wait for Stanford and the UCs

  33. Jay B says:

    Well, MIT was my dream, but these things happen. It wasn’t the first and won’t be the last. Biggest disappointment in my life.

  34. bhattsan says:

    Meh…this was kind of a strech anyway raspberry University of Illinois class of ’12 here I come!!!

  35. Anonymous says:

    As my teachers always tell me. Your loss MIT.
    Thank you though, I’ll find my way somewhere else.

  36. kelsey says:

    I must admit, I already submitted my deposit for Santa Clara! I’ll be rockin’ with the Jesuits!!

  37. Anonymous says:

    Life goes no, even after the credits are gone.

  38. Anonymous says:

    I guess it’s not the time for me to scream “Yeah!” yet… but it has been fun.

  39. mike says:

    Yeah, Didn’t make it. I sometimes wonder if there is something wrong with me. I didn’t get into Caltech, didn’t get into University of Chicago, now I didn’t get in here. It’s not that I’m a bad student, I’m getting a 4.0 in a college calculus class.

    Well, enough sulking. I would like to thank the admissions staff for giving my application fair consideration and to others like me, best of luck in your future endeavors.

    (Yeah, that’s from Half-Life 2)

  40. Michael says:

    Oh well. As with most other people here, the biggest letdown in quite some time.

  41. Anonymous says:

    thanks alot. Le-yo

  42. LeeB says:

    well…it’s almost a good thing to be rejected. It’s humbling in a way. While so many of the people who apply enjoy being in the top of their class they may sometimes be separated from the rest of the world of intellectuals. Now I am truely aware of just how many smart people out there. Without moments like these we’d all end up with inflated egos that would blow up in our face one day when we cannot handle a failure. I’m sorry we couldn’t be together MIT, but it’s been fun.

  43. Javal says:

    Thanks for the consideration! Disappointed but I’ll live.

  44. Soaham says:

    Jahan aur bhi hain… You’ll soon be looking at me MIT… I promise…

  45. Daniel Cruz says:

    lol, Denied, oh well, USF here I come (woohoo?) *shrugs* Well, time to work my ass off so I can get into MIT graduate school, right?

  46. Anonymous says:

    nope. Don’t make it but i will turn out for the best anyway guys. Thank you MIT for those memorable moments with the application process.

  47. Anona says:

    Thanks so much for the process… For me, I feel that I understand or perhaps agree (is that too optimistic)with the reasons why I was not admitted. The earlier notification was great though, the worst feeling was the ambivalence rather than rejection. Good luck to everyone smile

  48. Tim says:

    Well, now i can go get my $75,000 dollars in scholarships at Texas A&M. And maybe i can have fun in college by not working all the time.

  49. Michelle L. says:

    Eh…can’t say i was expecting anything else…the silver lining is now I can resume my super smash brothers brawl game… wink lol

  50. Kevin says:

    Well, I guess I didn’t work hard enough.

  51. Felipe says:

    my check was never cashed … ???

  52. Freeman says:

    Well, thanks for the experience applying… 4 more schools left to go…

  53. Aleeza says:

    Well, no MIT for me…

    I just wanted to say thanks for the deferral and everything. I know those 1000 freshman who enter in the fall will do amazing things. Thank you MIT for wording every single letter so honestly and sympathetically.

    To everyone else who was not admitted, i KNOW we will all do great things with our lives, no matter what College or University we end up at!

  54. Abhijit says:

    at least thwe wait is over..

  55. Anonymous says:

    no more worries! yay!

  56. Patrick says:

    Ouch, thanks for reviewing my application anyways. Too many insanely smart people applied for me to stand a chance.

  57. harnur says:

    not through….all the best for life …

  58. Travis says:

    Okey dokey. Thanks MIT for the trip. It was worth it. To the MIT Class of 2012: Good luck in your future endeavors!

    I draw some life consolation from the poem Deseridata:
    No doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

    To the rest of those not admitted: Enjoy life.

  59. Anonymous says:

    Well I guess this means I’ll just have to take the full-ride that the state school offered me…bittersweet in a way

  60. Lingke says:

    lol wtf. I got rejected at MIT and accepted at caltech… i figured id at least be waitlisted here

  61. I got declined too! A fellow EA deferred student here.

    Well its kind of an interesting feeling I’m going through. I guess I’ll go out and celebrate the fact that I’m done waiting on college decisions.

    The best of luck to all of you in the class of 2012, no matter what college you go to.

  62. Anonymous says:

    well me too.. it was juz great to part of the process though.. so wish u guys all the best for the future.. n m sure we’ll all do great in future!

    Thanks to the MIT admissions team again for all your help and support. i’ll be there in for post grad..


  63. Tucker says:

    As long as the admissions committee can go home with a clear conscience, then I thank them for their decisions and wish them well. Good luck to everyone else, and I’m looking forward to round 2 in four years for grad school. Cheers.

  64. Shauna says:

    Haha I knew it beware the Ides of March. Oh well lets keep our fingers cross for March 31st and April 1st. Any other Caribbean ppl out there?

  65. Arun says:

    Yea, i agree … the wait is finally over

  66. Derek says:

    Walk in with a smile, walk out wearing the same thing. Nothing else to do. Ah, smile, what can you not cure? Hmm, that makes me wonder how morbid this thread will get.

    Ah, if only weather in PA didn’t suck. I guess I’ll maybe be able to take my bike out next week.

  67. Leko says:

    Woohoo come on Stanford, Cornell and Rice!

    EA deferred, RA rejected… oh well. It wasn’t meant to be. California has better weather…

  68. Peter says:

    Even though i’ve not been granted admission, i want to thank the MIT admission committee for their patience in reading all our applications and also the promptness in issuing decisions at such an early date =D. it has been a fun ride for me but i guess my stop is right here. best of luck to all you people going further on! kinda sad i didnt get to meet you all…but ya, life goes on =).

  69. Travis says:

    @Lingke: Same deal here. Oh well, are you headed out to PFW?

  70. mell says:

    shouldn’t have gotten a 1780 on my SATs, huh? haha. ah well, that’s what i get. it’s a disappointment i’m not gonna lie but all yall applying must still be really strong applicants anyway and we’ll find our niche- just not at MIT hehe.

    Thx for reading my essays dudes.

    peace out….


  71. BMG says:

    I just wanted to say thank you to the entire admissions department for the all the time and energy you spent on selecting this year’s class. I hope that reading my application made you smile at least once, or made you think or reflect on some part of your own lives. While I am disappointed that I won’t be bumping into you on the Infinite next year, I am incredibly excited for all of the amazing people that you did admit.

    I have to say that I did see this coming… most the financial aid forms I sent in a couple weeks ago were never processed. I sent in a big packet of stuff, and only the form that was on top was entered into the site. Oh well.

    Anyways, thank you for this incredible journey, and a huge congratulations for all of those who were admitted.

    All my best,

  72. Anon says:

    Why suck up when you have been rejected?

  73. Anon2 says:

    Good call, Anon

  74. Abdullah says:

    Ah, but anyways life goes on, 3 more schools to go.

    Thanks for Mit admissions and the wonderful bloggers for this incredible journey.

  75. Steffi says:

    You know how we imagined today? We came up with two very different results, and we each got the rather sad one just now.

    We’re all mulling over the admission decision, wallowing, weeping, or merely wondering.

    Either way, I know two things for sure: A) I’m a bit bummed, and B) I’m sure you all are amazing.

    Don’t give up hope.
    I’m depending on you.

  76. Q says:

    The future is predetermined by the character of those that shape it. This isn’t the worst thing unless you make it that.

  77. garrett says:

    any other football players get denied??

  78. mell says:

    i have to go take a shower….

  79. Int'l junior says:

    Don’t be so unfeeling anon. Some people just like being nice.
    Remember ‘GREASE YA PALMS’?

  80. Jayne says:


    I just want to say thank you again for all the time you guys (the admissions team) put into this. Applying to MIT was definitely one of the best experiences of my life, and probably one of my healthiest obsessions. One which sadly has to end now.

    Have a good four years, Class of 2012! smile

  81. angela w. says:

    As I expected. :(

  82. Reg says:

    oh well, there’s still grad school:D

    and my second choice uni accepted me!!! :DDDDDD

  83. LR says:

    well, guess maybe I’ll go to the other Cambridge then. it was fun getting to know all you guys from the admissions. and I love the letter on the login page.

    and to fellow rejected applicants: this isn’t the end of the world. there’s always something nice in everything bad. you’ll see ^_^ Your future is just out there.

  84. siya says:

    Thank you what a journey

  85. Anonymous says:

    Is it just me, or were the decisions put up early? My computer said 11:52, so I didn’t take the time to notice the new page before I logged in. :—–
    DATE: 03/15/2008 12:18:51 PM
    well…it’s ok anyway…I’m glad I don’t have to wait anymore grin
    Good luck to everyone in the future!

  86. Amy says:

    Thanks for MIT~~~I felt lucky to even had the chance to apply~The whole process was incredible and I really really enjoyed it!!!
    Thank you!!!

  87. Steffi says:

    It’s been a good run, people.

  88. Ayes says:

    There’s a dissappointing moment in everyone’s life. For me this is one of those moments.

  89. Quiver says:

    I’m a bit upset, but I guess that’s that =]
    i’m going to miss reading this forum.

  90. Lauren says:

    Oh well… life goes on. I guess now i just have to wait for the 31st and the 1st to see where I’m going to go. I never really had a chance at MIT anway =P and I agree, I’ll just keep smiling and enjoying my senior year.

  91. Stephen says:

    Sucks. A lot. Still…

    But big wheel keeps on turnin’…TURNIN!