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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.

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

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

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

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