Ben Kaufman ’17 and Wyatt Smitherman ’16 debate the usage and necessity of affirmative action policies. Kaufman argues that race should be one of many factors considered in university admissions while Smitherman claims we should have a solely merit-based admissions system.
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.
Coming off of the largest applicant pool in University history, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions plans on making significant expansions to its staff this year in order to keep pace with growing interest from prospective students.
Stanford set a University record when it received 36,744 applications before the Jan. 1 deadline this year, while Harvard, Yale and Princeton all experienced a slight dip in applications compared to the previous year.
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.