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Admissions Demographics Over Time

In 1985, Michael C. Behnke arrived at MIT as the new director of admissions. 1996 was the last full year that Behnke was at MIT; Marilee Jones replaced him.

* Percent refers to students whose high schools rank.

Year

1985

1996

2007

Applicants

5,747

8,022

12,443

Admits

1,884

1,947

1,533

Percent Admitted

33%

24%

12%

Percent of Women in Entering Class

28%

42%

46%

Percent Ranking in Top Tenth*

82%

93%

98%