Class of 2014: Waitlisted

<p>For those of you who were waitlisted, lets talk, ask questions, and share our thoughts.</p>

<p>MIT isn't doing a great job of making me happy after two deferrals. I wish we could find out why.</p>

<p>waitlisted as well... didn't expect to even get this far, but it makes me hopeful. I just hate the waiting game. So if MIT doesn't accept people, where do you plan on going? I am either going to Penn State (with Schreyer's Honors) or Northeastern on full tuition scholarship.</p>

<p>Keeping fingers crossed for MIT though :)</p>

<p>I just wish they hadn't waitlisted so many people. It's hard to believe that all 700+ applicants waitlisted have the same chance; I'm sure they could've cut that by about half. I'd feel more secure if i could have a definitive answer, even if it's a rejection..</p>

<p>They admitted less than last year.
So they might accept moar ppl from the waitlist this year than last year?
Which makes sense seeing as they made their waitlist larger than last year's
Or is it due to a bad economy?</p>

<p>Important thing is: get into your other schools, get pumped for them, but keep an eye on MIT. Send updates. We can commit May 1st to watever school we choose, but If we are accepted from the MIT waitlist, we are able to say nvm to the college and go to MIT instead.</p>

<p>Guys, statistically,you have a better chance of getting picked from the waitlist than you do getting into MIT. 9% acceptance to MIT this year (11% last year) and 17% of the waitlisted students were accepted last year. 78/455</p>

<p>Lol, you have a better chance of getting out of the waitlist than getting into the waitlist. 100%*700/15000= 4% chance of getting into the waitlist. 17% chance of getting out. </p>

<p>I love and hate statistics at the same time xp</p>

<p>They accepted less because they expect a larger yield.</p>

<p>EDIT: Raw numbers, not percentages.</p>

<p>If everyone who was admitted is accepted, that's still a couple hundred less than last year. Would they take people from the waitlist anyway?</p>

<p>What was your guys' reaction to being waitlisted? I said, "Well at least they didn't reject me," and then went back to being mad and disappointed.</p>

<p>^At first, it was "Woah, I didn't get rejected!"
Then, it was "*****, I got waitlisted... I'd rather just have been rejected so I can move on"</p>

<p>i thought i'd be outright rejected....so i was actually really surprised. XD
and then i realized i was basically still stuck in this state of purgatory i've been stuck in since the end of december...woooot.</p>

<p>looking at the numbers, if you got WL you are still in the top 14% of the applicants pool! </p>

<p>Applications: 16,632 (6.2% increase over last year)
Admitted students: 1,611
2010 admit rate: 9.7%
Waitlisted students: 722
Represented: 50 states and 59 countries</p>

<p>I got waitlisted. I think the odds of getting in off the waitlist are slimmer than for the normal pool.</p>

<p>Don't lose hope!</p>

<p>One of my roommates got off the waitlist in the second or third round. So she didn't find out that she was going to MIT until July!</p>

<p>Of course, at the same time, she had a backup school that she was perfectly happy about. </p>

<p>The moral of the story is, yes, it's possibly to get off the waitlist, but keep your options open anyway.</p>

<p>They admitted less than last year, because they expect a larger yield. Does that mean that if all 1611 students accept the offers, they will still pull ppl from the wait list to have around as many as last year?</p>

<p>@DJGCrusader in terms of raw numbers, MIT admitted 14 candidates more then last year. In percentage they accepted less due to the increase in the total number of applicants this year compared to last year (6% more).</p>

<p>@Feliz: You're right :c </p>

<p>Let's pray for a smaller yield than expected...</p>

<p>Due to an increased number of applicants EVERYWHERE thanks to Common app, I guess almost everyone is expecting a higher yield. I know of 3 people in just my area (North Jersey) admitted EA and who have no interest in attending MIT. Let's hope that about carries over to cali, Texas, NY, Pennsylvania, Mass, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, and Illinois(states w over 100 ppl goin to MIT)</p>

<p>PLUS a lot of Waitlisted people will choose to get off the waitlist. Also, a lot of waitlisted students may choose to go to another college and deny MIT, even though they are still on the waitlist.</p>

<p>MIT's not my first choice, so depending on where else I get accepted, I may or may not stay on the waitlist</p>

<p>Alas, there is hope =]</p>

<p>Though if I don't get in, I'm not exactly going to suffer at sunny Georgia Tech or the surprisingly-MIT-like Engineering dept. at Cornell University xp</p>

<p>Way back in 1974, I was waitlisted and ultimately was accepted by MIT, and I went, in favor of Columbia. [I accepted Columbia and paid the deposit when it was due (around May 15 in those days because acceptances came out April 15). MIT accepted me in mid-May or later.] Back then, many MIT acceptees were accepted at other top ranked schools and went there (liberal arts schools rather than merely a tech school) rather than MIT (two MIT accepted HS classmates of mine went elsewhere(Princeton & Carnegie -Melon)), so MIT really did eventually accept waitlistees. Maybe it will be the same now. Good luck.</p>

<p>Don't dispair. There are dozens of colleges and universities where you can be happy and still have a great career. And even MIT has its drawbacks, believe it or not.</p>

<p>@concerndad I ope you are right.
MIT yield ranges from 64% to 69% in the past 5 to 6 years. The lower the yield the better for the wait listed folks. :)</p>