#088 – Today, we explore the admission criteria at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, better known as MIT.
We begin by analyzing admission information about the most recent freshman class, highlighting the admission rate, standardized test scores, and other academic and non-academic factors considered by MIT Admission Officers as they offer or deny admission to students every year.
This episode centers on the one component of the application that is the most important to MIT. Regardless of academic prowess, if that component is not evident in a student’s application, admission to MIT is not given.
The information you will learn on this episode will be very important to you because you will be able to utilize it as you apply to the different colleges and universities on your list.
At the beginning of the episode, I reminisce about the reasons why The College Metropolis Podcast was created, and ask our listeners to help us grow and reach a wider audience.
Links to resources mentioned on this episode:
MIT Common Data Set for 2020-21
Information on Letters of Recommendation Required for MIT
Information on the Essays, Extracurricular Activities, and Academics Required for MIT
Admission Page for MIT: “What We Look For”
MIT Mission Statement and Motto
Blog article by Matt McGann, MIT Admission Officer: “What Is the Big Deal About 40^2?”
Blog article by Ben Jones, MIT Admission Officer: “It’s More Than a Job”
Blog article by Ben Jones, MIT Admission Officer: “There Is No Formula”
Blog article by Chris Peterson, MIT Admission Officer: “Applying sideways”
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