This week, the new MIT freshman class begins arriving for orientation programs. (Classes will begin September 7)
This year’s incoming MIT class is amazing. The students are awesome! Let me tell you more about them…
The class includes students from Kansas and from Kenya.
The class includes students from Alexandria, Virgina and Alexandria, Egypt.
The class includes students who have served in the armed forces and students who have spent the last year in religious service.
The class includes students who did the AP currciulum, who did the IB curriculum, whose schools had no advanced classes at all, who were homeschooled, and who did A Levels (but none who did OWLs and NEWTs).
The class includes two students who were the number #1 overall winner of international Olympiad competitions, and many hundreds more who have never heard of international Olympiad competitions (I was one of the latter, back in the day).
The class includes students whose graduating class size was in the single digits, and students whose graduating class size was in the quadruple digits.
The class includes more than 1100 students who are all excellent matches for the MIT mission and culture.
Below, find a statistical snapshot of the Class of 2015, from the Freshman Class Profile:
The MIT Class of 2015
Citizenship & Ethnicity
|US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Number of US states represented: 46
Number of countries represented: 59
|South & Puerto Rico||15%|
|Midwest & Plains States||12%|
|Southwest & Mountain||10%|
|West Coast, Alaska, & Hawaii||20%|
|Number of different high schools represented: 862|
Just For Fun
|Most Popular Boy’s Name||Alexander|
|Most Popular Girl’s Name||Sarah|
|Greatest Distance Traveled||Melbourne AUS|
|Least Distance Traveled||Cambridge MA|
|Most Represented US State||California|