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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Admissions

MIT admissions is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 8%. Students that get into MIT have an average SAT score between 1460-1590 or an average ACT score of 33-35. The regular admissions application deadline for MIT is January 1. Interested students can apply for early action, and the MIT early action deadline is November 1.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
8%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
Total Applicants
19,020
SAT Range
1460-1590
SAT Reading
700-790
SAT Math
760-800
Students Submitting SAT
76%
ACT Range
33-35
ACT English
33-35
ACT Math
34-36
ACT Writing
8-10
Students Submitting ACT
50%

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Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 1
Early Decision Deadline
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Offers Early Decision
No
Offers Early Action
Yes
Application Fee
$75
Application Website
Accepts Common App
Accepts Coalition App
No

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Recommended
  • High School Rank
    Neither required nor recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Recommended
  • SAT/ACT
    Required
  • Recommendations
    Required
Poll
85%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.20 responses
Poll
100%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.20 responses
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