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MIT Admits 20 Off Waitlist For Class of 2011

Twenty students were admitted to the Class of 2011 from the waitlist this year, according to Interim Director of Admissions Stuart Schmill.

As of June 1, a total of 1,077 students of the 1,553 who were admitted to the Class of 2011 have chosen to enroll, giving MIT a record 69 percent yield.

"This number will decrease over the summer, as we expect that a small number of students will either defer their enrollment for a year, or will accept another college's waitlist offer over the summer," Schmill said in an e-mail.

Schmill said Admissions expects to enroll 1,070 students in the fall.

The 1,077 students who have said they will enroll are from all but one U.S. state (North Dakota) and 58 foreign countries. Of those students, 581 (54 percent) are male, 496 (46 percent) are female, 238 (22 percent) are under-represented minorities, and 90 (8 percent) are international, according to Schmill.

There were a total of 12,443 applicants to the Class of 2011 with 1,553, or a record-low of 12.5 percent, admitted.

Yield, or the percentage of admitted students who choose to enroll, has steadily increased in the past few years. Yield for the Class of 2010 was 67 percent, while yield for the Class of 2007 was approximately 59 percent.

— Angeline Wang