In wonderfully nerdy tradition, MIT releases admission decisions on Pi Day at 6:28 p.m.

While some celebrated Pi Day with discounted sweets, high school seniors from around the world marked the day by checking their admission status at MIT.

In true MIT fashion, the university released their admission decisions for the class of 2020 on Pi Day (March 14) at 6:28 p.m., which is known as Tau, or two-times pi. Last week, the university released a delightfully nerdy video announcing this year’s Star Wars-themed admission process, complete with droids delivering acceptances to incoming freshmen.

The university celebrated its decision day by showcasing pies baked by students who received early acceptance letters in December and decorating the halls with drones.

Pi day is here, and the drones are preparing for takeoffmore pics here:

Posted by MIT Admissions on Monday, March 14, 2016

At 6:28 p.m., the wait was over.

For the lucky few applicants to be accepted (less than 8 percent in 2014), it was time to celebrate.

A few years ago, my little brother visited me at MIT. Today, he got his very own acceptance letter from MIT!...

Posted by Martha Lucía Mercado on Monday, March 14, 2016

AdMITted (copio Allan msm)!!! Enfim, aceito p MIT class of 2020 🙂 !!Sem palavras mesmo, sla

Posted by João Paulo Krug Paiva on Monday, March 14, 2016

For others, 6:28 brought unhappy news, with the school’s selectivity leaving the majority of applicants with rejection letters.

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