Admissions Office numbers give glimpse of incoming class


The Admissions Office has released a numerical snapshot of the students who have been offered freshman admission as next fall's Class of 2008. The numbers "highlight the extremely strong preparation of our students," said Dean of Admissions Marilee Jones. "They are the best students of their generation and we hope they enroll."

Applications

  • Class of 2008: 10,464
  • Class of 2007: 10,549

Number admitted

  • Class of 2008: 1,664
  • Class of 2007: 1,735

Percentage admitted

  • Class of 2008: 16%
  • Class of 2007: 16%

Targeted enrollment

  • Class of 2008: 1,020
  • Class of 2007: 1,000

Number wait-listed

  • Class of 2008: 597
  • Class of 2007: 491

Male:

  • Class of 2008: 897
  • Class of 2007: 885

Female

  • Class of 2008: 767
  • Class of 2007: 850

Percentage of women

  • Class of 2008: 46%
  • Class of 2007: 49%

Percentage of underrepresented minorities (African-American, Mexican-American/Chicano, Native American, Puerto Rican)

  • Class of 2008: 17%
  • Class of 2007: 17%

% of those who:

Had at least 1 800 on SATs (5 scores total)

  • Class of 2008: 43%
  • Class of 2007: 41%

Had at least 2 800s on SATs

  • Class of 2008: 24%
  • Class of 2007: 23%

Had at least 3 800s on SATs

  • Class of 2008: 10%
  • Class of 2007: 10%

SAT-I verbal (mean score)

  • Class of 2008: 724
  • Class of 2007: 721

SAT-I math (mean score)

  • Class of 2008: 759
  • Class of 2007: 760

Number of states and D.C. represented

  • Class of 2008: 51
  • Class of 2007: 51

Number of territories and foreign countries represented

  • Class of 2008: 61
  • Class of 2007: 59

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 14, 2004.


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