The MIT undergraduate acceptance rate for the 2014 through 2015 academic year was 7.7 percent. The university admitted 1,419 students to next year’s freshman class, out of a total of 18,357 applicants.
The 7.7 percent acceptance rate is even lower than the previous year's rate of 8.2 percent, which landed the school on U.S. News and World Report's 100 lowest acceptance rates in the country. In the 2014 through 2015 class, admitted students represent all 50 states, with 17 percent being the first generation of their families to attend college. The target class size for the class of 2018 is around 1,050 students, which is slightly smaller than previous years.