Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA: Review, Admission Requirements and Acceptance Rate

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was founded in the late 1850s as part of a broad American effort to provide superior technical training that combined advanced theoretical education with practical industrial problem solving.

William Barton Rogers, a distinguished geologist and natural scientist, expressed the initial concept for MIT as a school of such intellectual rigor that it “would soon overtop the universities of the land.”

On 10 April 1861 the Boston Society of natural History and associated organizations proposed that the Massachusetts legislature charter “a society of Arts and a School of Industrial Science” to be located on real estate in Back Bay Boston made available through reclamation.

Rogers became president of the institution and spent the next four years preparing his plan of organization and instruction, visiting European technical schools and laboratories, selecting building designs, and raising funds.

His astute fund-raising secured the initial federal college grant to Massachusetts under the Morrill Act of 1862.

Admission Requirements (Undergraduates):- What are MIT’s admission requirements?

While there are a lot of pieces that go into a college application, you should focus on only a few critical things:

SAT AND ACT Requirements

Each school has different requirements for standardized testing. Most schools require the SAT or ACT, and many also require SAT subject tests.
You must take either the SAT or ACT to submit an application to MIT. More importantly, you need to do well to have a strong application.

MIT SAT Requirements

Many schools say they have no SAT score cutoff, but the truth is that there is a hidden SAT requirement. This is based on the school’s average score.
Some might be surprised to hear such but the school’s SAT average cut off is 1528 on a scale 1600.

This makes the school very competitive.

SAT/ACT Writing Section Requirements

Both the SAT and ACT have a Writing section that includes an essay.
MIT requires you to take the SAT/ACT writing section. They’ll use this as another factor in their admissions consideration.

SAT Subject test requirements

Schools vary in their SAT subject test requirements. Typically, selective schools tend to require them, while most schools in the country do not.
MIT has indicated that SAT subject tests are required for admission. Read further to see how many and which ones they require.

Typically, your SAT/ACT and GPA are far more heavily weighed than your SAT Subject Tests. If you have the choice between improving your SAT/ACT score or your SAT Subject Test scores, definitely choose to improve your SAT/ACT score.

For more detailed application process visit here

Note:- Applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of their ability to study in English.

Qualifying applicants must take TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System).
Admission Requirements (Masters and PhD):- 

For master’s degrees at the MIT

A minimum of one academic year of study is necessary, and for engineering degrees, two years. The application process may vary between departments. However, all graduate-level applicants must apply online to MIT through the online portal.

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a reputed university, and submit their CV/resume, letters of recommendation, a statement of objectives, GRE score, TOEFL/IELTS score, and transcripts.

The application fee for MIT master’s degrees is $75; it is between $75 and $250 for the MIT Sloan School of Management. Information on the limited financial aid available and details of passport and entry requirements and visa options are available on the website
Application Deadline:- Jan 1 Action Deadline:- Nov 1

Scores for either SAT/ACT are due by February 15. Acceptance Rate of the Institution:- 7.2% for every 100 applicants.

Good luck!!

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