Wow a lot of people here have been rejected by MIT. I'm not feeling great about my chances of being accepted there
There are a couple of us on here who were accepted; I also wouldn't just rule yourself out because a few people online got rejected. Obviously with MIT you can't feel like you're certain to get in (very few people do), but you should still give it your best shot.
Yeah, you never know. The advice that I got from my sister (who is attending MIT in the upcoming year) is to try to show who you really are from a couple different angles, and hope for the best. Hey, it worked for her
That's basically all you can do. If they like who you come across as, then you're more likely to be in. If they don't, then you're probably not getting in. When it gets that competitive, that's all it comes down to, and that's why you should ALWAYS HAVE A BACKUP PLAN