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Chances of admission

Hello. I'm from Nairobi,Kenya.I was asking whether the chances of a college like MIT admitting from a country like mine are the same as they are for local or U.S students. Is there a local or International bias and if not , will they offer scholarships or financial aid if warranted?

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Hi! Roughly 10% of MIT's undergraduate population are international students, meaning they do prefer US students. However, roughly 40% of MIT's graduate population is international, meaning they are much more accepting of international students in further education! And YES, MIT does meet the financial need of international students, same way they do for US students! Hope this helps!

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a year ago

Hi! Roughly 10% of MIT's undergraduate population are international students, meaning they do prefer US students. However, roughly 40% of MIT's graduate population is international, meaning they are much more accepting of international students in further education! And YES, MIT does meet the financial need of international students, same way they do for US students! Hope this helps!

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a year ago

MIT and most other American Universities do have a much lower admission rate for international students. For international students, MIT has an acceptance rate of 3%, while for domestic students, that admission rate is around 9%. In addition, many IVy League and private schools accept international students who are affluent, which may or may not diminish your chances.

THIS DOES NOT MEAN YOU SHOULDN'T APPLY. You can still get in with the right scores, GPA, and if you have good essays. But, MIT, as it does for everyone, is not a guarantee and is hard to get into.

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