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Open Forum for those Not Admitted by Decisions

With a 17% increase in applications, this year was once again the most competitive ever for MIT admissions. Admitting only 1 in 10 applicants from our amazing applicant pool means that we had to turn away many, 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 “Open Forum for those Not Admitted”

  1. M says:

    Thanks for considering me!

  2. See you at grad school, MIT. That’s a promise.

  3. Lord Cahtbad says:

    yeah yeah… see ya in 4 years when i apply for masters

  4. Jake says:

    Stanford is cooler smile

  5. ben says:

    oh well. At least i got two other admits this weekend:(

  6. Pranav says:

    To be continued after 4 years . . .

  7. Does anyone who got rejected wanna laugh?
    I am trying but I cant. lool

  8. Anonymous says:

    Your loss, not mine!!!

  9. Anonymous says:

    thank you so much

  10. Time to wait for UChicago decisions!

  11. Torffick.A. says:

    It was a good run.
    I guess it was not meant for me.
    Thank you for everything.
    Wish all the MIT ’13ers the best

  12. Nate says:

    ah well, saw it coming;
    in happier news, I’m going out for Indian food tonite smile

  13. Elena says:

    Thanks so much for spending the time!
    MIT was always a long shot… just wanted to see. Thanks for releasing the decisions so I can throw my self into the other acceptances I already have.
    Thanks again!

  14. Sudhanshu says:

    What about trying as transfer student?

  15. CAPTCHA says:


    Oh, well. Thanks for being fun!

  16. Anonymous says:


    well, it’s been fun. no regrets.

  17. Tugce says:

    Well.. I don’t know what to say.

    I can’t describe how I am feeling :(

  18. deng says:

    thanks, MIT
    I won’t be forgetting this experience for a long

  19. Brandon says:

    Well, I guess making didn’t get me in. :

  20. well, I like to use the word rejected. I’m rejected!!! Yay, I feel peace now.

  21. Matt A. says:

    No dice for me too…*sigh*

  22. sravya says:

    haha….saw it coming..

  23. sravya says:

    haha….saw it coming..

  24. jassy says:

    oh well gues i’ll wait for h

  25. Anonymous says:

    I cant even look…ill prolly end up here though :(

  26. Anonymous says:

    Was a long shot, I guess. Ah well, gotta move on.

  27. MJQ says:

    Peace out everyone.

  28. Brandon,,, this is life?

    Anyway, I don’t know how I will feel towards MIT from now on…. I know surely that I didn’t deserve MIT, is it a good thing that they didn’t admit me? because if they did they would have admitted a non-deserving student…
    ahh I am thinking too much, but am I going to love MIT insanely as before ………

  29. Anonymous says:

    Wow. MIT just made a huge mistake. 10 years from now when I basicallyrun this world, I will ruin this school.

  30. I belong here apparently.

    To be continued next year!

  31. Aditya says:

    Anon above Tsornin: Lol. No wonder MIT didn’t accept you.

  32. whoo! says:

    oh, angry rejected students, how are you? ;D

    don’t worry. I’m rejected, too.

    it’s simply time to move on. (:

  33. not in, i guess dats all…

  34. Kelly says:

    Even though I was rejected I want to thank the admissions officers for their hard work. These blogs are amazing and provided me with hours of procrastination through the application process.

    Waiting for RPI decisions now

  35. nikko says:

    Oh well.

    I guess that’s how it has to be.

    So many applicants, so few spots . . . .

  36. Ashwath says:

    It hurts, but I must move on. Congratulations to all the admitted students. You guys will have the best education ever – make the most of it!

    There’s a place, somewhere over the rainbow waiting for me where I’ll be happy.

    This is probably my very last post on these blogs. They’ve given me so much joy and it breaks my heart to let them go – but I must.

    Adieu. I loved you more than you loved me.

  37. David says:

    I sincerely hope that someday I could be there.

  38. Shruti says:

    Rejected at Caltech, didn’t really hurt.
    Rejected at MIT… dreams come crashing down. I leave it at that.

    Three more to wait for, almost equally tough to get into. Let’s see.

    Else, hello Canada!

  39. Akarshan says:

    Well… gave it my best shot… really. But such is life… you win some you lose some… let me hope for the best in other decisions. Tough luck guys, but don’t lose hope.. goodnight

  40. Mark says:

    and as i said before, i’m still going to read Yan’s blog… probably/maybe…

  41. Dago says:

    Well my last post here…… thanks for taking the time to review our applications anyway!

  42. Anonymous says:

    “We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is
    in it – and stay there, lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot
    stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again – and that
    is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one any more.”
    — Mark Twain

  43. Rawr says:

    Damn, that’s a shame. I’m still hoping for Stanford, though.

  44. Josephine says:

    well,. thanks for the nice words,. yes but I’m still feeling very very sad after reading all the comments and blog entries.

    Trying to be cool is so hard.. maybe tomorrow I can laugh at myself for being so sentimental. maybe.

    thanks though for everything.

  45. @whoo!: I’m not angry at all. I really feel super peaceful right now, comparing to the anxiety that lasted a week. I like the word rejected because I am rejected. “Not admitted” is just too complicated, and annoying.

  46. Anonymous says:

    I don’t know !! I am having a stupid feeling tears rolling down my eyes

  47. Anonymous says:

    Thank you MIT for considering us. Thank you for improving this world with your valuable education. I wish the best for admitted students!

  48. BrittanyM says:

    Husain Bani Hashem,

    Hang in there buddy. No student is any more deserving than the next and I’m certain that there are plenty of other excellent schools out there that would love to have you. Just remember, it’s not the name of the institution on your degree, but rather what you do with that degree that determines the value of your education. Go out there and study for another school just as you would have for MIT and I’m sure that you’ll make yourself proud. MIT or not, you’re still a worthy student and your future success will make another school thankful that they had chosen to admit you.

    Just hand in there! smile

  49. Anonymous says:

    To the guy that is going to rule the world and ruin this school: once you rule the world please make Switzerland, or any other extremely neutral country, the capital. I think everyone in here wants such an ironic event to happen.

  50. Anonymous says:

    I am not Sad that i am not coming to MIT but the thing is that I wont be able to join the FACEBOOK GROUP….DANG

  51. Geoffrey says:

    oh well. didn’t expect to get in anyways

    goodbye MIT.

  52. Well, I was rejected…. But I’m honestly taking this a lot better than I thought I was going to. I just got a letter from Dartmouth this morning, so basically:

    =D =D =D (from Dartmouth) + =( (MIT) still equals =D =D

    I know a lot of well-deserving people who got in this year, who are better matches for MIT than I ever was. Congratulations to them.

    Plus, I was deferred from Early, so I’ve been waiting since November. At least I was finally able to get some closure.

  53. Bednarro says:

    Maybe studying in Poland won’t be that bad… Goodbye MIT dreams, goodbye time spent on MIT site. It was fun :(

  54. Anonymous says:

    not cool not cool,,,

  55. Rejected is a nice word….
    ahhhhhhhh MIT, all my plans were based on you. Now, I have no idea where to go, or which major to choose. I have nothing in my mind.

  56. Anon says:

    Rejected too, of course.

    Thanks MIT for considering all of us. It’s been a great ride.

  57. Dan says:

    Luck of the draw…

  58. whoo! says:

    @guess I’m the angry one: haha, no, I was expecting more “IMMA KILLS YOU AND BURNZ YO HOUSE DOWN.” posts.

    I’m glad most people are civil.

  59. Anonymous says:

    not cool not cool

  60. MOHIT DHAGAT says:


  61. Anonymous says:

    It’s nice to know there are 13609 people out there that feel the way I do.

  62. Marwan Q. says:

    when i saw the rejection i tried to log in again! i thought it was a mistake! hahaha

    its ok to be rejected but the worst thing is waiting more than 4 months to see at last a disappointing letter, what a waste!

    a year before someone had laughed at me when he knew that i am considering MIT, i guess he was right, i went too far, what a waste.

  63. Anonymous says:

    to be expected…
    Hopefully Stanford, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, and RPI won’t do the same

  64. Anonymous says:

    That’s that. I guess it is just not meant to be.
    Time to move on.

  65. Alex says:

    Well I got rejected… Now Im going to UPR Mayaguez


    MIT:The Admissions Committee has completed its review of your application, and I am so sorry to tell you that we are unable to offer you admission to MIT.

    Response: I have completed my review of the decisions letter and I am so sorry to tell you that I am unable to accept your denial of admissions.

  67. Marina says:

    I’m glad the waiting’s over. I nearly went crazy during the last 20 minutes there…

    I was fully prepared for my decision, I think. I just accepted it with sullen dignity. I walked into the other room, hugged both my parents. I didn’t cry, I didn’t stutter. I’ve just been denied acceptance from one of the best schools in the country, and I’ve never been prouder.

    Thanks so much to everyone (bloggers, admissions officers, parents, teachers, guidance counselors)! This really was a great experience.
    It was more fun applying to MIT than to any other college!

    Oh well. There’s always UF Honors College for me!

  68. ME! says:

    Well, I suppose it is good that MIT is NOT my first choice!
    But sad none-the-less.

    But, oh well! Such is life! I’m still baking PIES cause it is PIE DAY which is AMAZING!
    Haha, good stuff.

  69. Anonymous says:

    I will still admire MIT and their graduates’ work

  70. Timotheus says:

    Oh well, I might try again next year as a transfer or for grad school. MIT is still the awesomeist place I have ever heard of outside of heaven. Thanks for a great application process. I still love you MIT.

  71. ME! says:

    Well, I suppose it is good that MIT is NOT my first choice!
    But sad none-the-less.

    But, oh well! Such is life! I’m still baking PIES cause it is PI DAY which is AMAZING!
    Haha, good stuff.

  72. Marwan Q. says:

    @Husain Bani Hashem @

    where are you from?
    i am from yemen

  73. E says:

    interestin’ comment! thx 4 relievin’ me.

  74. Marissa says:

    Oh well!! I guess I’ll try for Grad School….or maybe I’ll transfer….On a better note: Cornell.. Here I come!!!

  75. Ryan says:

    I honestly didn’t think I would get in and even if I had, I doubt I would have gone. Had other plans…really only applied because my school pressured me to.

  76. E says:

    most probably transfer

  77. Anonymous says:

    Ya I can tell MIT is so sorry, with the generic letter and the pseudocomforting euphemistic way of saying you’re rejected. That actually is the worst way to approach denied students, because no one likes being pitied.

    Good bye.

  78. Hopefully Harvard, Stanford, and Princeton won’t do the same.
    It hurts.


  79. Katie says:

    Well, it’s been fun, guys, especially those of you who’ve been over at I can’t say I didn’t expect this, really. But it’s not the end of the world.
    Good luck to all of you, wherever you end up.

  80. Cindy Wan says:

    well, can’t say that i wasn’t expecting it. i thought i’d be okay, but apparently i wanted MIT more than i thought. well, University of Michigan has just replaced MIT as #1 in my book, as they actually want me there and is offering me scholarships.

    so to MIT, thanks for deferring me 4 months after i submitted my application, then making me wait 3 more months for a rejection. thank you for making me cry over my pie and ruining that. and congratualtions, you just lost an awesome student. my type of awesome just doesn’t clash with your type of awesome.

  81. jimmy says:

    I’ll be back.

    For graduate class, I mean.

  82. Thank you for helping me to discover who I am…..


    Khalid Al Kaabi (Saudi Arabia)

    Bye Bye MIT

  83. Richard T. says:

    Thank you, this wasn’t the school I wanted to go for undergraduate and I would have been made to go to this school if I did get accepted. I will apply here for graduate though, when I think it’ll be time for me to be here. Thanks for the experience, you’ve shown me how the potential of the human spirit. I’ll work up to be the student you’re looking for in graduate year. I’ll see you then.

  84. Peyton says:

    I expected this, but I still had a shimmer of hope. Oh well, I still have 7 other schools that haven’t given out decisions yet.

  85. ElLB says:

    Ah, I’m pretty disappointed. I can honestly say I love MIT and really, really wanted to attend probably since elementary school. My grades, involvement, etc. all revolved around being admitted to MIT. It didn’t happen though. Nonetheless, I don’t feel like I wasted my time…if anything my interest motivated me. But no need to dwell. I’d do better closer to home, I guess. And $50000 a year doesn’t sound too appealing. It’s just…MIT is a great school. Not the end of the world, though. I’m going to take a day (today) to be sad…and tomorrow is a new day.

  86. Anonymous says:

    What other schools is everyone else looking into now? it’s off to SUNY Geneseo for me.

  87. Anonymous says:


  88. Oh, well…..not adMITted….
    MIT is the ticket to realize my dream….
    Seems like I will have to take another route.

  89. ella says:

    Hahaha I’m not surprised, but it was fun to hope (:
    As much as I hate this expression, it must be said:


  90. @BrittanyM

    Thank you for your nice words.
    I really was insane about MIT. The decision hurts me, but I don’t regret it. I don’t regret the time I checked part 1 of the application 200 times. I don’t regret the time I was sitting down thinking what I should talk about during the interview. I don’t regret the time I spent writing my essays. I don’t regret sitting in this small during thanksgiving and Christmas break to revise and rewrite my essay while it became a zombies city.

    ohhhhhh GOD.

    I LOVE MIT, and I will always will. Even if I don’t get the chance to apply for MASTERS there, I will always love it.

    THANK YOU MIT FOR this experience.

  91. Akarshan says:

    Best of Luck to all admitted students. In your four years at MIT, remember how lucky you were to be admitted at this mecca of learning – and work hard so you can live up to it.

    To others who were “rejected” – as i said in an earlier post, tough luck. But always keep in mind that if you stay good at heart and determined of purpose – anything’s possible. Getting in to MIT doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be successful in life – the same way not getting into MIT can never imply you can’t go all out for success.

    Never let anyone define your limits.

    It’s one down. I’m sure you guys have other decisions pending – let’s hope for a positive result from them.

    Nice knowing all you guys!

    To MIT I would say – great website, great admissions people, great blog, and most importantly, a great institute. Keep up your good work.


  92. E says:

    knew MIT though ocw .
    too bad. perhaps wont ever c Prof.Lewin in real person until next yr.
    my rej is obvious anyway. i’m lazy as hell, even 4 my hobby.

  93. Alhamdulillah !!

    Well it is not the end…

    But It is a New Start !!!

    Hope you all will find a happy place after all…

    And I know think that studying in Egypt won’t be that bad…

    Good Luck everyone, You should be proud of your selves for trying !!

    See ya MIT !! =)