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MIT Admits Admissions E-mail Goof

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February 12, 2014 AT 9:03 AM
Getting into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is no small feat, fewer than one in 10 applicants is accepted. So imagine the stir last week when thousands of prospective MIT freshmen got an e-mail that at the bottom casually noted, "you are admitted to MIT!" The college quickly apologized for telling applicants they'd been admitted when they hadn't. MIT explained that an e-mail error caused the problem, but such goofs are not uncommon in college admissions season, both in past years and in the digital age.