MIT admits 719 Early Action applicants
Acceptance rate reaches record low of 4.8%
MIT offered early admission to 719 out of 15,036 students for the Class of 2025 Dec. 19, Assistant Director of MIT Admissions Chris Peterson SM ’13 wrote in a blog post.
The number of Early Action applicants this year was a record high, a 62% increase from 9,291 applicants the previous year.
The large applicant pool also marks the most competitive year of early admissions for the Institute. Along with the 719 students (4.8%) accepted, 10,656 students (70.9%) were deferred to be “reconsidered without prejudice” during the Regular Action admissions process, Peterson wrote. 3,101 students (20.6%) were not offered admission this year. The remaining applicants withdrew their application before being considered or requested to be considered during Regular Action.
Harvard University and Yale University also received a record high number of Early Action applicants, accepting 747 out of 10,086 students (7.4%) and 837 out of 7,939 students (10.5%), respectively. Princeton University opted to cancel its early admissions program for the Class of 2025.