• College Admissions

          A global boutique college consulting firm that works with a limited number of students each year, guiding them through the entire application process.

        • Ivy League Consultant
        • Admissions consulting for students looking to attend Ivy League and highly selective schools.
        • Essay Editing
        • We meticulously edit your essays to ensure clarity, coherence, and correctness, aligning them with the expectations of the admissions process.
        • International Student Consultant
        • Leading college admissions firm providing unmatched guidance for international students wanting to study at top tier US colleges.
        • Athletic Recruitment
        • We help students-athletes through the recruiting process at Ivy League, D-1, and D-III levels.
        • Transfer Admissions
        • Looking to transfer to a more selective school? We can help provide guidance through this challenging process
        • Counseling Services

          We provide a variety of options for our clients as they work through the pre-application process and admissions cycle.

        • School Packages
        • We offer 8-school and 15-school packages for students applying to US colleges.
        • Hourly Consulting
        • Our consultants are available on an hourly basis with discounts provided for 10 and 20 hour blocks.
        • Extracurricular Activities
        • We provide individualized assistance for all of our clients in regard to what activities to focus on throughout the pre-application process and admissions cycle.
        • IvySummit Research Institute
        • We work closely with our research partners to create a timeline and plans to maximize research opportunities for each client.
        • VIP: College Concierge
        • We travel with a limited number of our international clients every year to visit 40-50 boarding schools and colleges.
        • VIP: Application and Essay Intensive
        • We will meet with a client over a 7–10 day period at an agreed upon location and produce a finished common app personal statement and extracurricular activities section
        • VIP: Unlimited
        • We work with a limited number of our clients to guide them through applications to an unlimited number of schools.
        • Boarding Schools
        • We provide help with boarding school selections, essay editing, and interview preparation.
        • College Acceptances

          With record-low acceptance rates and record-high applications, students must produce a world-class application that separates them from the thousands of talented applicants.

        • MIT
        • We guide students through MIT's distinctive application process, focusing on course selection, project development, and essay refinement.
        • CalTech
        • We align your talents with Caltech's innovation-driven ethos through targeted guidance.
        • Stanford
        • We shape your application to reflect Stanford's innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.
        • Harvard
        • We craft applications that align with Harvard's heritage of excellence, unlocking your potential for success.
        • Princeton
        • We fine-tune your pathway to success by aligning your unique potential with Princeton's prestigious standards.
        • Yale
        • We tailor your application to resonate with Yale’s commitment to excellence and innovation.
        • Columbia
        • With an eye on Columbia's intellectual rigor, we help mold your profile to fit their culture of ambitious learning and growth.
        • Johns Hopkins
        • Focusing on your medical and research aspirations, we align your talents with Johns Hopkins' world-renowned programs.
        • Vanderbilt
        • Emphasizing personal growth and achievement, we'll shape your application to reflect Vanderbilt's vibrant community and academic strengths.
        • UC Berkeley
        • Targeting UC Berkeley's passion for entrepreneurship and social change, we facilitate your journey to be part of their trailblazing environment.
        • UCLA
        • Matching your creativity and innovation with UCLA's diverse fields, we guide your application to thrive in their dynamic setting.
        • UVA
        • In line with UVA's rich traditions and public service focus, we craft your profile to mirror their community's values.
        • Cornell
        • Aligning with Cornell's multifaceted academic pursuits, we ensure your application highlights your unique capabilities and passions.
        • Georgia Tech
        • Integrating your technological and scientific interests, we tailor your application to fit Georgia Tech's forward-thinking approach.
        • Northwestern
        • With Northwestern's blend of arts and sciences, we work to sculpt your application to resonate with their interdisciplinary vision.
        • Dartmouth
        • Emphasizing your engagement with global challenges, we design your application to reflect Dartmouth's commitment to meaningful impact.
        • UPenn
        • Balancing your business acumen and innovative thinking, we align your application with UPenn's blend of tradition and modernity.
        • Carnegie Mellon
        • Highlighting your prowess in technology and the arts, we craft your application to echo Carnegie Mellon's interdisciplinary excellence.
        • Duke
        • Integrating your leadership qualities and academic strengths, we tailor your application to meet Duke's diverse and dynamic environment.
        • UChicago
        • Through your intellectual curiosity and rigorous inquiry, we shape your application to connect with UChicago's academic ethos.
        • Brown
        • Tailoring your passions, we guide your application to fit Brown's unique curriculum.
        • Rice
        • Navigating Rice's emphasis on collaboration and innovation, we fine-tune your application to resonate with their community values.
        • About Us

          A global boutique college consulting firm that works with a limited number of students each year, guiding them through the entire application process.

        • Our Process
        • From your extracurricular descriptions to line-by-line essay editing, we will perfect every component of your application to earn you a spot at a top-tier school.
        • Meet the Team
        • With our expertise, we will work one-on-one with you to craft a unique story that highlights your accomplishments and sets you apart from the competition

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Cracking the Code: A Roadmap to MIT Admissions

MIT: a place where, let’s face it, even your calculator might develop an inferiority complex. Tucked away in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the Charles River serves as the scenic backdrop to countless breakthroughs, you’ll find a student body with a collective IQ that could potentially power a small country. For those who dream in binary, solve Rubik’s cubes blindfolded, or just have an unhealthy fascination with quantum physics, welcome aboard. Buckle up; it’s time for a journey to the center of the nerdverse!


Student Population and Top Majors

MIT houses around 4,500 undergraduates – a group that could very well be considered a concentrated solution of high achievers. With students from all 50 states and over 120 countries, the diversity at MIT is as stimulating as a double shot of espresso on a Monday morning.

These brainiacs often gravitate towards the ‘Course 6’ (that’s MIT speak for Electrical Engineering & Computer Science) like moths to a flame. Others find their home in Mechanical Engineering or Mathematics. But fret not, even if you don’t speak fluent ‘mathemagician’, with over 50 major options available, you’re sure to find your intellectual tribe somewhere on campus.

Application and Acceptance

With the acceptance rate consistently bobbing within single digits, you’re not just competing against the cream of the crop, you’re up against the cream of the cream of the crop.

For admissions, having perfect scores and grades are undeniably impressive, MIT’s admission officers don’t just want a walking encyclopedia. They are on the hunt for inquisitive minds with a passion for innovation and a knack for problem-solving. Intellectual curiosity, creativity, and a spirit of collaboration are all high on their wishlist.

They’re also after students who can balance their love for differential equations and circuit design with other interests – think rocket-building violinists or algorithm-loving athletes. So, make sure your application showcases your multifaceted personality and your potential to contribute to MIT’s vibrant community.

Now the best way to highlight your passion for MIT is via their application essays.


MIT’s essay prompts aren’t your standard run-of-the-mill questions. They’re like little riddles wrapped inside an enigma, baked into a puzzle pie (okay, maybe we’re exaggerating a tad, but you get the idea). They want to uncover not just your academic prowess, but your character, your passion, and how you function as a human being.

The MIT application has 12 different prompts, here are a few general suggestions for these and other essays.

  • Authenticity: Honesty always makes for a compelling narrative. Be genuine in your responses. Your reader is an experienced admissions officer who can usually detect disingenuous responses.
  • Reflection: MIT wants to know how you think and react to different situations. They’re not interested in the simple recounting of events; they want to know what you learned, how you grew, and how it shaped you.
  • Connection: Connect your experiences to MIT and show how you align with their ethos. This could be their emphasis on collaboration, innovation, or community service.
  • Creativity: Don’t be afraid to think outside the box. MIT values unique thinkers. If the essay reads like it could be sent to any other school, it’s not specific enough.
  • Depth: Avoid skimming over several topics. Instead, dive deep into a few. A thoughtful exploration of a few experiences will be much more impressive than a cursory look at many.
  • Remember the ‘I’ in MIT: Highlight your personal contribution in any group achievements you mention. Admissions officers want to know about your impact and role.

Lastly, write, edit, get feedback, and then edit some more. Your first draft won’t be perfect, and that’s okay. You’re showing MIT the best version of you, and that takes time and effort!

Connecting with MIT Specialized Consultants

Navigating the choppy waters of MIT admissions can feel like attempting to build a nuclear reactor from scratch – possible, but you’d rather not do it alone. This is where IvySummit comes in.

Our team consists of ex-admissions officers, top college alumni, and experts who have been guiding students from around the world into MIT for over 20 years. We understand the granular details of the application process, the nuances of what MIT seeks in applicants, and most importantly, how to make your application stand out in a sea of potential Einsteins.

IvySummit is a premier college consulting firm with a proven track record in expertly guiding students from across the globe through the complex and nuanced college application process. Our specialized focus lies in helping students achieve their aspirations of gaining admission to Ivy League institutions and other esteemed universities in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. With our persistent commitment to excellence, we provide tailored guidance and support to ensure our clients stand out and thrive in the highly competitive world of college admissions.

At IvySummit, our commitment lies in discovering the perfect match for our clients and supporting them wholeheartedly on their path to success. We strive to understand their unique aspirations and provide expert guidance, empowering them to embark on a transformative journey towards achieving their dreams.

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