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    Post your stats if got in at MIT

    If you were accepted at MIT, kindly post your stats (Age, GPA, GREs & work experience). Thanks.

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    I think it's a little too forward to ask that of people, don't you think?

    You know what type of student is going to get in: good grades, strong essay, solid work experience. Comparing stats is useless, I could have amazing stats and write a horrible essay and not get in, and someone with mediocre stats could write a very targeted essay, have good recommendations, and get in.

    But in any case, you posted this at a bad time. Last year's admitted students probably don't hang around here anymore, and this year's students won't know for another two weeks or so.

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    So sad that acceptance to MIT is the end all.

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    I read somewhere that the "stats" of candidates admitted to Harvard were the same as (or even slightly, if negligibly lower than) those rejected. I can't imagine it's much different at MIT.

    The point is: good numbers won't hurt, bad numbers won't help. But beyond that, intangible qualities -- reflected in your SOP, essays, recommendations and portfolio -- matter much more to the ad coms than a 1600. As long as you didn't bomb your undergrad and your GRE's, my advice is focus on your intangibles. Market yourself much like a company pitches a product: emphasize what makes you different and better than the competition.

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    Quote Originally posted by Josh View post
    I think it's a little too forward to ask that of people, don't you think?

    You know what type of student is going to get in: good grades, strong essay, solid work experience. Comparing stats is useless, I could have amazing stats and write a horrible essay and not get in, and someone with mediocre stats could write a very targeted essay, have good recommendations, and get in.

    But in any case, you posted this at a bad time. Last year's admitted students probably don't hang around here anymore, and this year's students won't know for another two weeks or so.
    No, I don't think it's too forward. It's an anonymous forum, and people have done it here quite frequently, in fact.

    Bad time? I am hoping to capture the feedback of those who will be getting their admission letters in a few weeks.

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    Quote Originally posted by mike gurnee View post
    So sad that acceptance to MIT is the end all.
    I only intend to apply to MIT, and to MIT only, so why should I care about acceptance stats to other schools? I am months away from an MPA, and I already have a career and expertise of sorts. If I don't get in to MIT, I don't go back to school. We all have differing opportunity costs. Simple as that.

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    I agree; if people don't want to answer they can ignore it. Obviously stats aren't the only factor and not the most important factor, but it is a piece of the puzzle. It'd be pretty rare for someone with bad/average GREs or GPAs to be admitted, unless some other aspect of their application was truly spectacular.

    I was rejected, but fyi, I had a 1410 GRE and 3.75 GPA

    Quote Originally posted by Mauricio View post
    No, I don't think it's too forward. It's an anonymous forum, and people have done it here quite frequently, in fact.

    Bad time? I am hoping to capture the feedback of those who will be getting their admission letters in a few weeks.

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    :)

    If you want to see stats just go to http://thegradcafe.com/survey/ then type in the school or program.

    That way people won't have to post their stats on here. I agree with the people who said that posting stats is useless. Everyone is unique.

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