How to get into MIT

How to get into MIT (Easy steps to follow)4 min read

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is one of the most selective schools in the United States of America. It was founded in 1861, having an admission rate of 7.5%. If you are aspiring to school at MIT, then you must be ready for the MIT requirements needed.

MIT is very popular and famous because of its ability to deliver on STEM courses like engineering, Computer Science etc. They are also good in other disciplines like art, history, creative writing etc.

How to get into MIT

Six different Colleges that make up the MIT:

When you start your application into MIT, you would be made aware of these different colleges that make up MIT which you must choose from.

They include:

  • Sloan School of Management
  • School of Science
  • Schwarzman College of Computing
  • School of Architecture and Planning
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Each of these colleges have different majors, so be sure of what you want to go for and then go for it.

Admission into MIT:

Getting admission into this school is not easy at all, they reject 92% of their candidates; but since it is possible for students to gain admission into this great citadel of learning then, I think it’s possible for you too.

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To start with, you must have a CGPA that ranges from 4.0 and above.

You must have excellent skill. This is something most students do not bring to the table and you must be the beat at it. So challenge yourself on a daily basis in your discipline.

Extracurricular Activities:

MIT wants its students bringing something exceptional and extraordinary to their institution.

This goes beyond joining only the sports club in your school; find out the area you are very good in or very passionate about and make an outstanding difference there or probably make an impact there.

MIT’s Essays:

There are some essays written in MIT that are quite different from the normal ones that we write, although not so different, so please don’t be scared.

The word limit here is low and you can apply some of your previous knowledge on essay writing here, probably use this essay to express how interested you are in the school, how important you will be to the school, your background etc.

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How to get into MIT

How to Apply:

Most students apply to MIT using the early action or the early decision application method. I have written on these types of application method. You can look it up.

Now, something else you should know is that MIT doesn’t make use of coalition app or the common application mode, it has it’s own specific and independent application although, similar to other applications in lots of ways.

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Don’t forget also, your choice of words is very important when applying to this great school.

MIT Requirements

  • Recommendation Letter.

This letter is very important because it stands as a statement from your teachers and they can always verify from them about your performances in school, probably your behavioir too.

A recommendation letter is needed from two teachers. One from the science or Maths department and one from any of your art teacher, it could be your humanities teacher or your language teacher too.

So endeavour to build a very good relationship with your teachers because they could help you gain admission into MIT by listing the reasons why you are the perfect student for the school.

  • SAT or ACT results.

Your results must be of very high grades:

  1. ACT Math result should be from  35 to 36
  2. ACT English should be from 35 to 36
  3. SAT Math result should be from 790 to 800
  4. ACT Composite should be from   34 to 36
  • A Report from your School itself.

They need your school transcript and a result card from your school which contains all your grades and the respective years.

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How to get into MIT

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

This exam is written by applicants who do not have English language as their first language. They ought to provide an evidence to show they know English Language well.

The requirement for the TOEFL exam is a minimum of 90%, a maximum of 100%, while IELTS is a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 7.5.

  • Application deadlines.
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The deadlines vary depending on your application process. If you are using the early action, then the deadline is November 1st. If you want to use early decision method, then the deadline for this is January 1st or thereabout.

This might be affected by covid 19 pandemic.

Final tips:

MIT is one of the best citadels of learning because of their mighty exploits in education. Getting admission into MIT is very possible but you have to start preparing on time. You can do it.

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