Of those admitted to the Stanford Class of 2016, 8.9 percent are international students, according to Director of Admissions Bob Patterson.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions turned to computer software to combat application fraud this past fall when it began using Turnitin for Admissions to check application essays for plagiarism. Those admitted through restrictive early action to the Class of 2016 were the first to have their applications submitted to the database, which is already being used by approximately 100 colleges and universities around the country.
Almost 37,000 high school students applied to a member of the Stanford Class of 2016, the largest applicant pool in the University’s history.
The undergraduate matriculation rate for the class of 2015 is 70.5 percent–reflecting acceptances from 1,717 of 2,436 admitted students — according to Director of Undergraduate Admission Bob Patterson.
During the 2010-11 application season, alumni volunteer interviewers conducted an approximate total of 3,000 interviews, meeting the pilot program’s target goal.
With the release of admission decisions on Tuesday, Stanford’s acceptance rate fell to 7.1 percent, breaking the record 7.2 percent set last year. Of the 34,348 high school students who applied to the Farm this year, 2,427 have the opportunity to join the Class of 2015. The number includes the 754 applicants admitted in December through the early action option.
Applications for the Class of 2015 reached a record high for the University, totaling approximately 34,200 and representing a staggering 7 percent increase from last year. But what is it about Stanford that attracts so much interest?
About 34,200 students applied for undergraduate admission to Stanford this year, increasing 7 percent from last year’s 32,022 applications.