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.
Stanford’s 1,709 freshmen and approximately four dozen transfer students move in today, marking the commencement of New Student Orientation (NSO) 2011 and the University’s 121st Opening Convocation Ceremony, which will occur today at 4 p.m. on the Main Quad.
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.
The alumni interview program is transitioning from its pilot stage to become a permanent Stanford fixture, a change that administrators and alumni say will yield “great ambassadors” for the University.
The 1,190 prospective freshmen that attended Stanford’s Admit Weekend this past weekend have until 5 p.m. today to decide whether they will join Stanford’s Class of 2015.
Last night, Dean of Undergraduate Admission Richard Shaw spoke about the manner in which his office looks at socioeconomic diversity in a “fireside chat” at Branner Hall.
The Board of Trustees approved a combined tuition, room and board increase of 3.5 percent for the 2011-2012 academic year. This rise will be applied across the University, with the exception of Stanford Law School, which will see a 5.75-percent hike in its fees.
Legacy applicants have better odds of admission at elite colleges than previously estimated, shows a recent study by Michael Hurwitz, a doctoral candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.