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Faculty Senate talks admissions committee, process

The Faculty Senate convened for the first time Spring quarter on Thursday, with Nick Bloom, preview chair of Committee on Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid (C-UAFA), giving a report on C-UAFA’s activities and provided recommendations for improving the undergraduate admission process.

Bloom opened by describing the guiding principles behind undergraduate admissions and topics covered during this past year. Bloom then described his recommendations on how to improve the undergraduate admission process. According to Bloom, both C-UAFA and the actual process could benefit from changes.

743 early applicants accepted to Stanford’s Class of 2019, 562 deferred

Earlier today, 743 members of the Class of 2019 received their acceptance letters from Stanford through the restrictive early action program. Stanford had 7,297 early applicants this year, the most in university history. An additional 562 applicants were deferred to the regular admission program. The acceptance rate of 10.2 percent was slightly lower than the Class…