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Does MIT prefer public school or private school?

MIT receives diverse and interesting applications from students in every type of school: public, private, religious, charter, and home school. We understand that high schools have different offerings and families have different resources. It’s our job as admissions officers to sift through that context and admit those students who are the best matched with MIT.

Matt McGann, former Director of Admissions, wrote a great blog about public/private schools years ago that’s still relevant today: On schools & context.

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