Sasha Katsnelson, College graduate
MIT is one of the most selective schools in the world, they have an acceptance rate of less than 10%, so even if you meet all of their stated requirements and seem like a good fit, there's a good chance of rejection. For more information about their admission requirements and selectivity - check-out their Noodle profile.
That said, there are some things that MIT looks for in its students that may be less important at other prestigious universities. Specifically, MIT tends to have stricter requirements for proven academic success in math and science - try to show both an interest and a history of success in technical subjects.