MIT Accepts 10 Percent of Applicants

The acceptance rate, which reflects 17 percent growth in the number of applicants, is the lowest ever.

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Only 10 percent of undergraduate applicants to MIT were admitted this year—a record low, the Tech reports. The drop in the acceptance rate coincides with a 17 percent increase in the total number of applicants, which rose to 15,661 this year.

Of the 1,597 students admitted, 48 percent were female and almost 25 percent were underrepresented minorities. Officials are hoping to enroll 1,075 students for the class of 2013.