MIT Early Action: Record Breaking Year

MITThe greatest-ever number of Early Action applicants, 5,684, applied to MIT this fall, with a consequent all-time low percentage of Early Action admits:  10.4%.  17.4% were rejected outright, and 68.5% were deferred.

With an increase of 13% Early Action applications this year, (last year Early Action was up 28%!), MIT continues a 6-year increase in applications. The admissions office anticipates a regular admit rate of about 10%, lower than last year’s 10.2%.

Stanford’s non-binding Early Action was up 4%, and Duke, with its binding Early Decision plan, was up 31%.  Columbia, Cornell, and Dartmouth reported slight increases in their early plan groups.  Among the Ivies, only Yale had 5% fewer Early Action applications, perhaps due to their policy to not allow those applicants to apply early action anywhere else.

Sarah C. Reese

Informed Educational Solutions

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