Most students have accepted an inevitable downward trend as the University grows more prestigious. As usual, some speculated that the mistake-admission rate would eventually fall to zero.
On Friday, 1,329 students received acceptance letters from Stanford. They join 721 who were accepted in the early acceptance round for a total of 2,050 students offered admission to the Stanford Class of 2021.
This report covers a selection of incidents from April 6 to April 12 as recorded in the Stanford Department of Public Safety bulletin.
The Office of Undergraduate Admission reports that 81.1 percent of admitted undergraduates enrolled as students in the Class of 2019, up from 78.2 percent last year. The yield rate is the highest in Stanford history.
A comparison of Stanford’s 2014 yield rate to that of peer institutions. Among peer universities that have released their yield rates, Stanford ranks second behind only Stanford.
If you go to a bookstore you’ll find hundreds of books written on how to get in. We’re trying to find students. There are no absolutes. The bottom line is we try to identify students who we sense [have] a significant love of learning and passion for whatever they do.
Stanford accepted 748 high school students for early admission to the Class of 2018, with an admission rate of 10.8 percent, according to the Office of Undergraduate Admission, who announced these results on Friday afternoon. These students were selected from 6,948 early admission candidates, the largest pool in Stanford’s history.
To compare, admission rates for the class of 2017 were 11.9 percent. Out of a pool of 6,103 applicants, 725 were accepted. The number of applications rose from 6,103 to 6,948 this year, representing a 13.9 percent increase.
About 6.6 percent of applicants were admitted to Stanford Friday when the Office of Undergraduate Admissions released notification letters via email. The number is the lowest in University history, down from last year’s 7.1 percent admit rate.