Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology can be found in Cambridge, MA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around twelve thousand students enrolled each year at MIT.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores at MIT. A score in the range of 2120 - 2350 on the SAT exam, or 33 - 35 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the MIT average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.90 - 4. The acceptance rate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology is considered highly competitive, with only 8 percent of students which applied being accepted. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected MIT acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 9%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall MIT Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Massachusetts Institute of Technology was reported as 8.2% in Fall 2013 with over 19,000 applications submitted to MIT. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • MIT SAT Scores: 2120 - 2350
  • MIT ACT Scores: 33 - 35
  • MIT Average GPA: 3.90 - 4

How Hard Is It to Get into Massachusetts Institute of Technology?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Massachusetts Institute of Technology is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for MIT has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 10.7%
  • 2010-2011: 10.1%
  • 2011-2012: 9.7%
  • 2012-2013: 8.9%
  • 2013-2014: 8.2%
  • Projected MIT Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 9.0%

How Does MIT Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for MIT is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Suffolk University82.5%
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences89.2%
Lesley University67.5%
Tufts University18.9%
University of Massachusetts-Boston71.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to MIT (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading680 - 770
Math750 - 800
Writing690 - 780
Total Score2120 - 2350
ACT®Score Range
English33 - 35
Math34 - 36
Composite Score33 - 35
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