<<If you are a Hispanic minority majoring in English literature, it's pretty easy to get in. >>
Actually idiot, if you told MIT you were interested in studying English literature they would not want you. Indeed, there is not even a department at MIT called "English" and if there was was they still would not want people intending in majoring in it. Do you think that if you applied to some music conservatory and told them that you were nterested in majoring in electrical enfgineering they would think you were as great fit?
Everyone at MIT is required to take certain required math and science courses. A typical English literature person could not even graduate.