On Friday, Dec. 11, Stanford accepted 745 high school students for early admission to the Class of 2020, amounting to an acceptance rate of 9.5 percent.
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.
Last Thursday, the 16th annual Stanford Asian American Awards were presented to 13 recipients — which included faculty, staff, alumni and students — during a ceremony at Paul Brest Hall in Munger.
Stanford admitted 2,138 students to the Class of 2018 in this year’s admissions cycle, producing – at 5.07 percent – the lowest admit rate in University history.
An auditorium full of Korean high school juniors and seniors listened as one of their alumni, Joon Kee Park ‘17, offered a presentation about his first quarter at Stanford—about freshmen dormitory life, the difficulties of waking up any time before 10 in the morning and meeting many brilliant classmates.
Park, like most students, returned home for winter break. However, Park had work to do through Admissions Ambassadors, a program the Office of Undergraduate Admission piloted this school year.
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.
For students who have either unusual life circumstances or compelling academic needs not met by their current institution, the university’s transfer admission process can provide an alternative route to becoming a Stanford undergraduate besides entering as a freshman right out of high school.
President John Hennessy announced a plan to expand the undergraduate student body in an attempt to keep pace with the growth of the graduate student population and allow Stanford to serve more students, a proposal with broad implications for University admissions, facilities and faculty.