How many South Africans study at MIT?


Hi there,

I am a South African and I want to study aeronautical engineering at MIT. What are my chances/how common is it?



Hi @anonymous86 ,

Good question. We have a lot of South African students that want to study at MIT in particular. The truth is that it is extremely competitive. Across the four years of undergraduate study, there are only two South Africans. That means, on average, one South African student is admitted from high school every two years.

MIT only admits extremely talented students with a compelling track record of demonstrated achievement in technical disciplines.

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