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MIT does not have a strict minimum GPA requirement for undergraduate admissions. However, admitted students typically have very high GPAs, ranging from 3.9 to 4.0, with an average GPA of 3.96.
Average High School GPA
MIT reinstated the standardized test requirement following two years of going test-optional. MIT’s SAT scores for admitted students range from 1510 - 1580, with an average score of 1550.
Although SAT scores are optional, we recommend that students aim for a good SAT score of at least 1550 to be competitive in the admissions process at MIT.
Students submitting SAT scores
MIT reinstated the standardized test requirement following two years of going test-optional. MIT's ACT scores for admitted students range from 34 to 36, with an average score of 35.
A good ACT score will still boost your application above the competition and help get you into your dream school. It will allow admissions officers to quickly and objectively compare you to the rest of the applicant pool.
Students submitting ACT scores
Besides academic grades, MIT has some additional requirements based on the program of study you apply for.
Make sure you have extracurriculars relating to your area of study and those that show your dedication over time.
MIT requires two teacher recommendations and one counselor recommendation.
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