MIT is major blind?

<p>Does that mean that whatever we put on the application, as a planned major, does not matter? So choosing management will not necessarily help my standing, will it? I mean, most applicants apply for engineering or science to MIT and so won't it make them have to choose some of the applicants as a management major? I'm confused.</p>

<p>You're right, MIT is major-blind when it comes to admissions.</p>

<p>Matt and Ben have said before that a lot of students who write down X end up majoring in Y, so it would be kind of silly and pointless to try and select people based on their intended major.</p>

<p>At any rate, there's no shortage of management majors, and MIT students are free to major in anything they want, even if it means that all 1000 students in a given class major in EECS (which they won't).</p>

<p>Matt said somewhere way back that about ~50% of MIT students major in something other than what they put down in that box. Even if they did have to fill "major quotas" (they don't), that wouldn't be a very reliable way to do it. ;)</p>

<p>Are you confused because of the different "schools" - the School of Engineering, the School of Management, etc? I can see where that would be confusing, but unlike at, say, NYU, at MIT you don't apply to, and you're not admitted to, a specific school, you apply to and are admitted to MIT. So you're not being admitted as anything other than "an MIT undergraduate."</p>