Stanford’s Admit Weekend — which takes place Thursday to Saturday, — has long occurred in the last weekend in April. Oftentimes, this means that Stanford is the last school admitted students visit before the deadline to decide where they will enroll arrives a few days later on May 1.
In a “Notes from the Quad” post, Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne briefed students on the changing expectations and policies for the upcoming Admit Weekend.
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.
In a brief email to The Daily, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Richard Shaw wrote that the release of early admissions data in the last several years had been “exceptional.”
A total of 1,318 high school seniors received letters of acceptance to Stanford’s Class of 2020 on Friday. An additional 745 early action students were accepted in December. The 2,063 admits came from a pool of 43,997 applicants, the largest in Stanford’s history. A further 3.6 percent of applicants were given a place on Stanford’s waitlist.
The Office of Undergraduate Admission at Stanford reported on Monday that 78.9 percent of admitted students had accepted their offer of admission to Stanford to join the Class of 2018. This represents a 2.9 percent jump from the 76.7 percent yield for the Class of 2017 and the highest yield of enrolled students in Stanford’s history.
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Stanford offered admission to 2,210 students via electronic notification today, producing – at 5.69 percent – the lowest admit rate in University history.