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Attempting to transfer to MIT (wishful thinking I know)

  1. Jan 12, 2016 #1

    For a while now, I've been dreaming of attending MIT.

    My question is: What would the sucessful transfer application of a physics major look like?

    -would I have a better chance of acceptance based on the fact that physics is less common that say engineering?
    -does high school stuff (sat,gpa,etc.)matter as much?
    -how about research?
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  3. Jan 12, 2016 #2


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    Physics is very popular at MIT, there are around 70 or so physics majors per year. It would not give you any advantage to apply as a physics major.
  4. Jan 12, 2016 #3
    Damn. Well I figured that most transfer students would fall into the engineering categories and that maybe a physics major would be more rare. Either way, I suppose that was worth a shot.
  5. Jan 12, 2016 #4
    Your best bet is to just go to the schools website and look at their transfer requirements. I doubt that wanting to do physics over engineering will increase your chances.
  6. Jan 13, 2016 #5
    Their transfer requirements are pretty obvious. They would want over a 3.5 with various calc and physics courses. I wasn't attempting to bank on the physics major aspect entirely, I just figured I'd ask if it'd help a bit.
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