MIT offers admission to 1,275 applicants for class of 2028

28,232 students applied, a nearly 5% increase from the previous cycle

MIT admitted 1,275 out of 28,232 applicants via early and regular action applications for the Class of 2028. This was a 5% increase in the number of applicants from the previous year. 

With an acceptance rate of 4.52%, admission to the Class of 2027 was highly competitive. The acceptance rate for this year slightly dipped from the previous year (4.68%).

The Class of 2028 was the first class admitted after the Supreme Court decision repealing affirmative action. In an interview with the Tech, President Sally Kornbluth said that MIT needs to be “open to the best talent from all corners,” and added that the Institute strives to “widen the pipeline to entry.” She highlighted the importance of “strengthening” programs including MITES (MIT Introduction to Technology, Engineering, and Science) at the undergraduate level and MSRP (MIT Summer Research Program) at the graduate level, along with recruitment events to ensure that “everyone feels welcome here.” 

For the classes of 2025 and 2026, MIT suspended the SAT/ACT requirement due to the pandemic disrupting test-taking opportunities. The Institute reinstated the requirement on March 28 2022 for the class of 2027 and onward. Other institutions, namely Yale University, Brown University, and Dartmouth College, have taken similar steps to require test scores in recent months.

In accordance with MIT tradition, decisions were released on Pi Day, March 14, at 6:28 p.m. In a blogpost on MIT Admissions, Director of Special Projects Chris Peterson SM ’13, said that admitted students were “united by a shared standard of rigorous academics, high character, and a strong match with MIT’s mission to use science, technology, and other areas of scholarship to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.”

Campus Preview Weekend for admitted students will be held April 11 through April 14.