If you are applying to MIT, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is January 1 and the application fee is $75.
Students who apply to MIT for fall semester should anticipate a decision by March 20.
Here's an overiew of some of MIT's admissions stats.
|MIT 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||99%|
|Mean SAT Score||1538|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||70%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||34%|
These are the application deadlines for Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||December 20|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 15||March 20|
MIT does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. MIT will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 20.
MIT accepts approximately 5% of early action applicants and 4% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, MIT admitted 719 of the 15,36 who applied early action.
➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is extremely difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
MIT has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.
Curious about the factors that are considered by MIT during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
Make sure to check with MIT for more information on admission factors.
To apply to MIT, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with MIT's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
MIT has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.
Out of all students that were admitted, 28% submitted a class rank. At MIT 99% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 100% were in the top 25% and 100% were in the top 50%.
At Massachusetts Institute of Technology, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||––|
|3.25 and 3.49||––|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to MIT directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
MIT considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
MIT does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 70% of MIT's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 34% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other MIT applicants, you should aim to earn between 1510 and 1570 (or higher!) on the SAT. At MIT 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1570 and 25% of scored lower than 1510, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a MIT student is 1538.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of MIT students scored 800 or higher and 75% of students scored 730 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of MIT students scored 780 or higher, and 75% scored a 730 or higher.
To be most competitive at MIT, you should strive to earn between 34 and 36 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 36 means you fall in the 75th percentile for MIT's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 36, and three out of four students scored lower than 36 on the ACT.
A 34 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for MIT students. Only one out of every four students scored below 34.
Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.
For transfer students, it is extremely difficult to get admitted to MIT.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is March 15. Applicants should hear back by May 5.
Transfer students can enroll in MIT during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to MIT?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to MIT.
Does MIT accept transfer credits?
✅ MIT accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does MIT accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ MIT accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to MIT?
✅ MIT is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is MIT's acceptance rate?
✅ MIT has an acceptance rate of 4%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at MIT?
❌ MIT does not offer early decision.
What is the early action acceptance rate at MIT?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at MIT was 5% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into MIT? MIT is a selective institution. The MIT acceptance rate is 4%. This means that the institution accepts 4 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to MIT is Jan 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to MIT is Mar 15.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
36 and Above
34 to 36
34 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to MIT is 35. Students with an ACT score of 36 and above have a good chance of getting into MIT. Students with an ACT score that falls between 34 and 36 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 34 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1570 and Above
1510 to 1570
1510 and Less
The median SAT score for MIT students is 1538. Applicants with SAT scores of 1570 and above have a good chance of being admitted to MIT, while applicants with SAT scores between 1510 to 1570 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1510 have a low chance of being offered a spot at MIT.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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