Class of 2017
As you get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of your first year on the Farm, don’t forget to take time out of your hectic schedule of new friends, exams and random dance floor hookups to indulge in some of Stanford’s most cherished freshman year traditions.
As the class of 2017 arrived at Stanford on Tuesday, 88 of its members moved into Burbank house in Stern Hall to take part in two new integrated learning environments for the upcoming academic year: ITALIC and SIMILE.
Stanford reported a yield rate of approximately 76.7 percent for the Class of 2017 on Tuesday — a 3.7 percent increase from last year’s figure and the highest-ever in University history, according to an email from Director of Admission Colleen Lim M.A. ’80.
Stanford offered admission to 2,210 students via electronic notification today, producing – at 5.69 percent – the lowest admit rate in University history.
This year, Stanford admitted 725 prospective freshmen from a restrictive early action pool of 6,103 students, the largest in the school’s history.
Coming off of the largest applicant pool in University history, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions plans on making significant expansions to its staff this year in order to keep pace with growing interest from prospective students.