A few days ago, I decided to look ahead at my calendar for the week to schedule in some much-needed naps. I passed assignment due dates and birthday reminders and was thrilled to find that my Thursday would be a pretty light day. As I went to see what times I had available for this…
Stanford undergraduate admission closed Restrictive Early Action submissions at 11:59 p.m. Monday night, after extending the original deadline by three days due to technical difficulties with the Common Application.
This year, Stanford admitted 725 prospective freshmen from a restrictive early action pool of 6,103 students, the largest in the school’s history.
About 6.6 percent of applicants were admitted to Stanford Friday when the Office of Undergraduate Admissions released notification letters via email. The number is the lowest in University history, down from last year’s 7.1 percent admit rate.
Stanford offered admission to 755 students who applied under early action this fall, with an acceptance rate of about 12.8 percent. The University received 5,880 early action applications for the Class of 2016, nearly reaching last year’s record 5,929 applications.
Bob Patterson, director of admission, said the office has received approximately 5,950 applications under the early-action program, a 7 percent increase from last year.