This year, 9,291 students applied for early admission to MIT, and we have offered early admission to 687. These students hail from more than 500 high schools scattered across the globe, from Massachusetts to Malaysia and many places in between. We can’t wait to welcome them to campus to join the 4,516 outstanding undergraduates who already call MIT home. Though they are all different in their own way — canvassers and combinatorialists, raconteurs and rocketeers, waltzers and woodturners — they are united by a shared standard of rigorous academics, high character, and a strong match with MIT’s mission to use science, technology, and the useful arts to make the world a better place.
We deferred 6,792 applicants. These students will be reconsidered without prejudice in Regular Action. Deferred students do not need to send us anything new other than the February Updates and Notes Form, which will become available in mid-January on your MyMIT account. We have posted more information for deferred students here; you can also read blog posts about being deferred here, here, and here.
Because of the competitiveness of our pool, we have already informed 1,622 students that we will not be able to offer them admission this year. This decision has been made with care, and it is final. I know this can be a difficult decision to receive, but honestly, it works out okay in the end. Take a deep breath, shake it off, and go crush the rest of your college applications this cycle.
The balance of the applicants withdrew from our process before we issued decisions, or had applications that were insufficiently complete to render a decision. We wish them luck in their college search.
We recognize it’s a lot of effort for all of you to apply to MIT. It’s an honor and a privilege for us to read your applications. Thank you.
Again, congratulations to the newest members of the Class of 2024. 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.