For lawyers, “legacy” is a gift of personal property by will. Music aficionados might recognize it as an album by The Temptations or Motown. But at Stanford, being a “legacy” means you have family history here–in addition to some pressures other students are less familiar with.
Stanford will implement random auditing of prospective students’ applications starting this application season with early-action applicants, whose credentials are due Nov. 1.
University President John Hennessy highlighted the endowment’s recovery at Thursday’s Faculty Senate meeting, which also saw a detailed overview of undergraduate admission and financial aid two years into a financial aid overhaul that pressured University finances but erased tuition for hundreds of students’ families.
As the summer rush of college rankings comes to a close, Stanford dropped one place from its long-held number No. 4 spot on the U.S. News and World Report ranking, but the University’s name is beginning to show up on many other alternative lists that offer some variety from the monolithic U.S. News.
Net neutrality… Vaughn Walker… Admission, Shaw and The Princeton Review… Regenerative tissue… SLAC lease… Conference season… Stanford news from around the Web for Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010.
This fall the Office of Undergraduate Admission is expected to maintain the status quo — save for two main changes. The office will bring on board a newly revamped admission staff after losing seven admission officers this year, and will decide whether or not to put a random auditing system in place.
As Stanford’s admission rate dropped to a historically low rate this year — just 7.2 percent — some applicants added an extra element to the usual essays and transcript that comprise the application: an admission interview.
Despite initial predictions by the Office of Undergraduate Admission of a decreased yield rate for the Class of 2014, a record-high 72 percent of 2,300 admitted students accepted their offers of admission this year.