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MIT accepted only 10% of early applicants for its Class of 2017.

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Early admission statistics indicate that 2013 will be another difficult year for high school seniors to get accepted into the leading undergraduate computer science and engineering programs. The United States' most highly ranked tech colleges reported a sharp rise in early applications, prompting them to be more selective in choosing prospective freshmen.

For example, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology received 6,541 early applications, an increase of 9 percent over 2011, and accepted 650 students for an acceptance rate of 10 percent. Stanford University received 6,103 early applications and accepted 725 students for an acceptance rate of 12 percent. The California Institute of Technology received 1,713 early applications, a 17 percent increase over 2011, and accepted 250 students for an acceptance rate of 15 percent. Harvard University received 4,856 early applications, an increase of 14 percent over 2011, and accepted 895 students for an acceptance rate of 18 percent. Carnegie Mellon University received 1,064 early applications, a 12 percent increase over 2011, and accepted 264 students for an acceptance rate of 23 percent. And Georgia Tech received 9,000 early applications, a six percent increase over 2011, and accepted 4,950 students for an acceptance rate of 55 percent.

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