Top Successful MIT Applications


MIT Essays and Applications That Worked

These are full college applications of students that were accepted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Use them to see what it takes to get into MIT and other top schools and get inspiration for your own Common App essay, supplements, and short answers.


  1. MIT Application #2 - Short Answers 11a) We know you lead a busy life, full of activities, many of which are required of you. Tell us about something you do simply for the pleasure of it. My favorite way to sit down, unwind, and relax after a long day is reading. I curl up with my current novel or manga, lay down by the window sill for some natural lighting, and travel to my next destination. If I ever read by candle light-which is rather inefficient and archaic-I would constantly be burning them down to the base. I am usually amazed when I'll start Continue Reading »
  2. MIT Application #1 - Short Answers Please tell us more about your cultural background and identity in the space below (100 word limit). If you need more than 100 words, please use the Optional section on Part 2. I am not fully aware of my cultural background because my mother is adopted. My surname originated in Scotland. 11 a) We know you lead a busy life, full of activities, many of which are required of you. Tell us about something you do simply for the pleasure of it. What I do for pure enjoyment is clowning. When I participated in my school talent show Continue Reading »