Anyone here got accepted at MIT as an undergraduate?

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I am applying there and I was just wondering if anyone here got accepted there as an undergraduate. What did your application looked like?
 

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I did. Uh, what do you want to know specifically?
 
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They already gave out the results for those who were admitted didn't they?
 
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I did. Uh, what do you want to know specifically?
Well, did you arrange an interview? How did it go? What did you score on your SAT's? What do your grades look like? What kind of extra-curricular activity did you mention?
 
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They already gave out the results for those who were admitted didn't they?
That's for early action. I am applying for regular action, to which they give out the decision in March, I believe.
 
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I'm a sophomore right now by the way.

My grades were A's. My SAT's were all in the 750's range. For extra-curriculars I wrote about Amnesty International, ballet, and my research (biology). I also wrote my essay about how I would rather have been a ballet dancer.

My application was a little weird.

Good luck!
 
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yeah from my understanding mit looks for quirky science oriented students.
 
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I'm a sophomore right now by the way.

My grades were A's. My SAT's were all in the 750's range. For extra-curriculars I wrote about Amnesty International, ballet, and my research (biology). I also wrote my essay about how I would rather have been a ballet dancer.

My application was a little weird.

Good luck!
Are you a girl? If so, that must have been a plus, since I heard a good female application has more chances than a good male one...
 
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Why is getting into MIT important?
 
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Are you a girl? If so, that must have been a plus, since I heard a good female application has more chances than a good male one...
I dont think the success of an application is based on sex.
 
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I dont think the success of an application is based on sex.
To a certain degree it does play a role... at least from what I read. Apparently they get more male applicants, so standing out for a guy is harder than for a girl, since they to have to keep a certain male to female ratio.
 
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MIT meant nothing to my father and I am happy I did listen to my father.
Two years ago I was accepted to MIT Electrical Engineering with a big scholarship and my father told me if I go there that he is going to die.
I did not go, instead I stayed in Toronto and I am sooooooo happy here in my 2nd year of EE.

I just knew my father wouldn't be able to cope with me being in America without him, since I am a girl and my father thinks being 17 years old was too young to be alone in engineering, far away from parents and in M.I.T.
 
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MIT meant nothing to my father and I am happy I did listen to my father.
Two years ago I was accepted to MIT Electrical Engineering with a big scholarship and my father told me if I go there that he is going to die.
I did not go, instead I stayed in Toronto and I am sooooooo happy here in my 2nd year of EE.

I just knew my father wouldn't be able to cope with me being in America without him, since I am a girl and my father thinks being 17 years old was too young to be alone in engineering, far away from parents and in M.I.T.
I see... kind of a dilemma if you ask me. I don't think I have a relationship with my parents as good as yours, so getting away from here looks appealing to me. I applied to the UT, so who knows, might go there.
 
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Two years ago I was accepted to MIT Electrical Engineering with a big scholarship and my father told me if I go there that he is going to die.
That's why I dislike parents. You should have let him died, if it came to that. I don't believe him anyhow.
 
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I just knew my father wouldn't be able to cope with me being in America without him, since I am a girl and my father thinks being 17 years old was too young to be alone in engineering, far away from parents and in M.I.T.
I thought one of the best parts of going to university was getting away from one's parents :biggrin:
 
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That's why I dislike parents. You should have let him died, if it came to that. I don't believe him anyhow.
:bugeye:
That's a very cruel response, If going to a certain college is more important to you than your loved one's, then maybe you should restructure your priorities.
The reason you would like to go to a prestigious college in the first place is to to get a good job, good graduate school, etc..., all of which is to make you happy and fell good about your life.
Going to MIT isn't the goal itself, it's the road to get to your goal, and your goal is to lead a happy life, maybe it's just me, but being around my parents (when they are a live) makes me a hell a lot happier than going to MIT, or getting a better starting salary.
 
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Don't you think it is selfish of her father to ask her to give up her MIT shot? That's what I find cruel.
 
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Parents often have a harder time letting go of their kids then the kid does letting go of the parents. The parents, being the more mature party, should realize what an opportunity going to a top ranked school is and shouldn't hold the child back because they can't deal with the emotional strain of being separated.
 
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I think her father is a smart man. Upon graduation from MIT she would not be better off in Ontario than when she graduates from any other university in Toronto; like University of Toronto or Ryerson University.
 
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I think her father is a smart man. Upon graduation from MIT she would not be better off in Ontario than when she graduates from any other university in Toronto; like University of Toronto or Ryerson University.
Who said she wants to remain in Toronto?
 
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I did not go, instead I stayed in Toronto and I am sooooooo happy here in my 2nd year of EE.
She did agree to her father's suggestion and felt happy about it. Anyway, I think we should stop discussing about others' parental relationship and stay on topic. Bottom line is, different family values different things.
 
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17 girl alone in boston isnt that safe I think.............
 
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Two years ago I was accepted to MIT Electrical Engineering with a big scholarship and my father told me if I go there that he is going to die.
I would have said "Well, I'm going to miss your funeral because I'll be in Boston." :cry:

That's not a good way to convince your son to stay home. It might have been the right decision, but your father took the most immature way possible to convince. That is pure lame.
 
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I'm a sophomore right now by the way.

My grades were A's. My SAT's were all in the 750's range. For extra-curriculars I wrote about Amnesty International, ballet, and my research (biology). I also wrote my essay about how I would rather have been a ballet dancer.

My application was a little weird.

Good luck!
I wish I could get ~750 on the Verbal without understanding contractions.
 
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MIT meant nothing to my father and I am happy I did listen to my father.
Two years ago I was accepted to MIT Electrical Engineering with a big scholarship and my father told me if I go there that he is going to die.
I did not go, instead I stayed in Toronto and I am sooooooo happy here in my 2nd year of EE.

I just knew my father wouldn't be able to cope with me being in America without him, since I am a girl and my father thinks being 17 years old was too young to be alone in engineering, far away from parents and in M.I.T.
Childish act by your father.

Go where you want to go.
 

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