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Applying to MIT

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Acceptance Rate 7.26%
Yield 73.44%
SAT Score 1,545
ACT Score 35
Applicants 20,075

Applying To MIT

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 7.26% at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where a total of 20,075 students applied and 1,457 were accepted. The average SAT score of enrolled students is 1,545 and the average ACT score is 35. It requires three items and recommends 3 articles to submit to their applicants. The following table describes the general admission information for applying to Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$75
Graduate Application Fees$75
Admission Informationmitadmissions.org/
Online Applicationmy.mit.edu/
Acceptance Rate7%
Average Test Scores1,545 SAT / 35 ACT
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits, Credit for Military Training

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For the academic year 2020-2021, the acceptance rate is 7.26% where a total of 20,075 students (13,528 men and 6,547 women) have applied to MIT and 1,457 (702 men and 755 women) students have been admitted to the school. Among them, 542 male and 528 female students have enrolled into MIT and its yield, also known as enrollment rate is 73.44%. The following table shows the admission statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield.
Admission Statistics at MIT
TotalMenWomen
Applicants20,07513,5286,547
Admitted1,457702755
Enrolled1,070542528
Acceptance Rate 7.26% 5.19% 11.53%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 73.44% 77.21% 69.93%
[Chart] Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

At MIT, 822 applicants (77% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 445 applicants (42%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. The average SAT score of those who submitted scores is 1,545 and the average ACT score is 35 at MIT. SAT 75th percentile score is 1,580 and 25th percentile score is 1,510. For ACT scores, the 75th percentile score is 108 and the 25th percentile score is 103. The following table shows the detailed SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at MIT.
Average SAT and ACT Scores at MIT
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing730780
SAT Math780800
ACT Composite3436
ACT Math3436
ACT English3536
[Chart] SAT Scores by Subject
[Chart] ACT Scores by Subject

Admission Requirements

Massachusetts Institute of Technology requires 3 item(s) (High School Record (or Transcript), Recommendations, Admission Test Scores) and recommends 3 articles (High School GPA, Completion of College Preparatory Program, TOEFL) to submit to their applicants. The following table summarizes the application requirements at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Application Requirements for MIT
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Required △ Considered (not Required) ✓ Recommended ✗ Neither Required nor Recommended

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

The calendar system at Massachusetts Institute of Technology is Four-one-four plan. Massachusetts Institute of Technology accepts Advanced placement (AP) Credits, Credit for Military Training. Next table describes credits that Massachusetts Institute of Technology accepts.
Calendar SystemFour-one-four plan
Dual Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for military training