<p>DO you people know of anyone that has been admitted into MIT without research opportunities?</p>
<p>I hope to be :)</p>
<p>Yes. Yes. Yes. (That's how many I know)</p>
<p>Were they talented in some way.... i'm guessing that they were probably ranked top 2 percent with high sat and GPA.
What else was special?</p>
<p>One of the students who got in from Pakistan this year had 1410, beating out the scores of 1500+ applicants. And competition for internationals is far tougher - less than 1 in 20 chance.</p>