News Briefs

No. of Applicants Increases

The number of applicants to MIT increased across the board this year, with regular applications rising 9 percent, following a 13 percent jump in early applicants in the fall. A total of 12,440 applications were received during the current admissions cycle; 11,373 applied last year.

The deadline for regular admissions was Jan. 1.

A total of 2,743 applications were received from international students this year, marking an increase of 7 percent, according to Matthew L. McGann ’00, associate director of Admissions.

In the Early Action application pool, 390 students (11 percent of the 3,493 Early Action applicants) were admitted, 319 were denied admission, and the remaining three-quarters were deferred to regular action decisions, which will be delivered in March.

For additional statistics, see the table on page 17.