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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Admissions: An Inside Look

Hello, future innovators! I'm Dale Price, the founder of Access College America. Today, we're examining the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a global leader in scientific and technological research and education. If MIT is your dream college, read on to get an in-depth look at its admissions process.

Why Choose MIT?

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and offering easy access to Boston, MIT is renowned for its programs in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering. It is one of the most selective institutions in the world.

MIT Early Action Acceptance Rate – Class of 2027

A total of 11,924 students applied early action for a place in the MIT Class of 2027. In the 2022-23 cycle, 685 of those applicants were offered admission, equating to a 5.7% acceptance rate. The school deferred 7,892 applicants to the regular round and outright rejected 2,815 individuals.

MIT Acceptance Rate – Class of 2027

There were 26,914 applications submitted for a place in the 2023-24 freshman class; just 1,259 were accepted. This means that MIT acceptance rate is 4.7%. For comparison, here are recent historical MIT acceptance rates:

  • Class of 2026: 4.0%

  • 2025: 4.0%

  • 2024: 7.3%

Understanding MIT's Tuition and Financial Aid

The tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year at MIT was $55,450, with a total estimated cost of attendance of $73,160 per year. Despite these figures, MIT is committed to making education accessible, and it provides financial aid to meet 100% of demonstrated need. Access College America can help you understand and maximize your financial aid opportunities.

Career Support at MIT

MIT’s Career Services office provides a wealth of resources, including career counseling, job search assistance, and internship opportunities. Graduates often find work at top tech companies, research labs, consulting firms, and startups, or pursue further studies. MIT also hosts robust entrepreneurial programs to support students keen on starting their own ventures.

Experience Campus Life at MIT

Campus life at MIT is as enriching as it is challenging, with a focus on collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Over 500 student clubs and organizations cater to diverse interests, and modern dorms and dining options ensure a comfortable stay on campus.

A Pro Tip: Emphasize Your Passion for Innovation

Your application should showcase your passion for innovation and a strong propensity for collaborative problem-solving - key aspects that MIT values in its students.

The Bottom Line: Access College America Can Help

Applying to MIT is a rigorous process, but with the right guidance and support, you can improve your chances of being accepted. At Access College America, we provide the necessary guidance to help your application stand out.

About Dale Price

As the founder of Access College America, I provide comprehensive college planning, helping students gain admission to their dream schools. Let's make your MIT dream a reality!



The information in this article is based on available data as of the date of publication, and averages may vary. Tuition and financial aid details, along with admission rates, can fluctuate over time. The costs of attending these institutions will vary based on numerous factors including student residency, room and board choices, and other personal circumstances.

Access College America understands that every student's situation is unique. That's why we're committed to providing personalized guidance to high school scholars and their parents, helping them navigate through the often complex college admissions process. We specialize in understanding college requirements, costs, scholarship opportunities, grants, and other financial aid options to make your dream of higher education a reality. It's always advisable to check the university's official website or contact their admissions office directly for the most accurate, up-to-date information.

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