MIT admits 4.0% from unprecedented 33,240 applicants to the Class of 2025

Class of 2024’s admissions rate was 7.3%

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MIT Admissions received a record high number of regular action applications, 33,240, this year, a 66% increase from the 2024 regular action cycle.
Cady Boronkay

MIT released Regular Action admissions decisions for the Class of 2025 March 14. 1,340 students were admitted from an unprecedented 33,240 total student applicants for an overall admissions rate of 4.0%. 

621 students were admitted out of 18,204 Regular Action applicants, for a Regular Action admissions rate of 3.4%. 719 students were admitted during Early Action, from 15,036 applicants, for an Early Action admissions rate of 4.8%.

Last year’s overall admissions rate was higher at 7.3% with 1,457 students admitted out of 20,075 applicants. The Class of 2025 saw 66% more applications in total, according to the MIT Admissions Blog.

Dean of Admissions and Student Financial Services Stu Schmill ’86 wrote to The Tech that the Class of 2025 will “be a bit larger than typical,” as MIT plans to enroll “1,100 students from this year’s applicant pool” as usual in addition to students from the Class of 2024 who deferred enrollment

Schmill wrote he believes that the applicant pool primarily increased due to the “permanent elimination of the SAT Subject Tests from consideration” in the process, as well as the suspension of the “SAT/ACT requirement” because of the pandemic.

Admitted students must decide whether to matriculate by May 3.

Schmill added that it’s been an “incredible year” reading “every piece of every application” and giving them the “same careful, holistic review we always have.” 

“The admitted students are an exceptionally talented group and we are excited to get to know them better – and have them get to know us better – in the coming weeks through CP*,” Schmill wrote.