Admissions reports record-high yield for class of 2020

A record-high percentage of students admitted to the class of 2020 will attend MIT next fall.

Seventy-four percent of admitted students will matriculate; this represents about 1,099 of the 1,485 students admitted, who make up 7.8 percent of the total 19,020 applicants.

From a waitlist of 437, 26 students were admitted on May 11.

MIT’s yield has been steadily increasing for the past three years, from 72.1 percent for the class of 2017 and 73 percent for the class of 2018.

Peer institutions Harvard and Princeton posted yields of 80 percent and 68.5 percent, respectively — near-highs for both institutions. Last year, Stanford and Yale saw rates of 81 percent.