The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the best-known non-Ivies in the world and vies for first place amongst STEM-focused schools. Perched at the edge of Cambridge, MIT shares the Boston metropolitan area with over a hundred other colleges and universities. MIT’s shockingly low acceptance rate — just under 8% — means that even top candidates aren’t guaranteed admission.
MIT requires five essays: two short (100 words) and three medium (250 words). The application can seem particularly challenging due to not being part of the Common Application; applicants can’t use the lengthy Common App essay to supplement their other responses. The short, focused format of MIT’s prompts requires students to carefully choose their topics, as it can be easy for an important experience or personality trait to slip through the cracks.
(Note: this post has been updated for the 2016-2017 application cycle. To view the updated post, click here.) Easily considered to be one of the top schools in the nation for STEM, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is not afraid to be different. The university celebrates its unique student body, which boasts brilliant minds and […]
Note: this blog post has been updated for the 2015-2016 application cycle. To view the most recent version, click here. Like its Cambridge neighbor Harvard, MIT is one of the most competitive schools in the country. However, unlike Ivy League peers, MIT has its own self-programmed application, with a technical functionality worthy of one of the […]