Of those 6,008 early applicants, we admitted 680 students. They represent some of the best and brightest stars of our future. We are honored to welcome them to campus, where they will join the similarly accomplished, diverse, generally excellent community of students who already call MIT home. Our Early Action admits come from 46 states and dozens of countries, representing over 500 high schools all across the world. Though they all do different amazing things - math and music, oceanography and origami, art and athletics, cosmology and cooking - they are all united by their love of science and technology and their desire to deploy them to make the world a better place.
We deferred 3,731 applicants. These students will be considered afresh
in Regular Action. For more information on how our Early vs. Regular and
deferral process works you can read my post from last year on the subject.
In our review and committee process, there were 1,308 students to whom
we were not able to offer admission this year. These students are
exceptionally talented, intelligent individuals, but because of the
highly selective nature of our process, we did not believe we would be
able to admit them this year, and we wanted to let them to know as soon
as possible. We wish all of these students the best of luck in the rest
of their college admission process.
The balance of the applicants - 289 - either withdrew from our process
before we issued decisions or had incomplete applications and were not
able to be considered.
We recognize it's a lot of work for all of you to apply to MIT. We
appreciate it. It's an honor to be entrusted with this part of your
lives. We try to do what's best by MIT, and what's best by you. And for all the fun we sometimes have on the blogs, we take our work very seriously.
Again, congratulations to the newest members of the Class of 2016. I'll
be closing comments on this post to focus the conversations on the open
threads for admitted, deferred, and not admitted students.
All best, everyone, and happy holidays.