MIT admits 687 students in Early Action admissions

Acceptance rate of 7.4 percent same as last year’s

MIT offered admission to the Class of 2024 to 687 students, or 7.4 percent, of 9,291 applicants during its Early Action round, wrote Chris Peterson SM ’13, assistant director at MIT Admissions, in an MIT Admissions blog post

There were 6,792 applicants (73.1 percent) deferred to be “reconsidered without prejudice” in the Regular Action round, while 1,622 students (17.5 percent) were rejected. Others either withdrew their application before the final decision or submitted an incomplete application, Peterson wrote. 

Compared to last year, this is a slight decrease in both the number of admitted students and total applicants from the previous year. Thus, the admission rate remains the same as the Class of 2023’s

Stu Schmill, dean of admissions and student financial services, wrote in an email to The Tech that the decisions were difficult to make. “Applicants to MIT are a pretty self-selecting group, and most of our applicants are very strong students and exceptional people. It is why our student body is of such high caliber, both as students, and as community members,” Schmill said. 

Compared to MIT, Harvard University and Yale University have higher early acceptance rates at 13.9 percent and 13.8 percent for this year, respectively.