More high school seniors than expected are favoring MIT for the Class of 2007. As of Friday, 1,026 students accepted MIT's offer, made to 1,734 applicants. The target was a September class of 1,000, compared to 980 last year. Associate Director of Admissions Elizabeth Johnson estimates that 20 to 30 students may change their minds over the summer. Although about 200 students have yet to be heard from, she expects most of them will not enroll. The results decrease the chances the waiting list will be used, she said.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 14, 2003.