Robert Patterson, former deputy director of undergraduate admission at UC-Berkeley, began his new job as Stanford director of admission last week following the departure of former Director Shawn Abbott in May.
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.
Ahead of Shawn Abbott’s departure to New York University, the Stanford director of admission said about 72 to 73 percent of students admitted to Stanford this year have accepted their offers. 2,300 applicants were accepted during early and regular admission. “It looks as though our yield this year will be our strongest ever,” Abbott wrote…
The select group that entered Stanford before turning 18 is an invisible minority, difficult to identify by any conventional means.
Over the last several years, record numbers have marked Stanford’s admission season. The University has again set a record by accepting only 7.2 percent of this year’s applicant pool out of more than 32,000 students.
While some applicants to Stanford got word Saturday of their admission to the Farm, others had already received a subtle nod via a “likely letter”–a practice common to several of America’s elite colleges. Of Stanford’s approximate 32,000 applicants this year, less than one percent of the pool received such a letter, according to Director of Admission Shawn Abbott.
Six days ahead of schedule, the Office of Undergraduate Admission offered spots for this fall to 2,300 applicants, marking a record-low 7.2 percent admit rate from a total pool of 32,022 applicants.
“We’re helping kids who could get into Stanford on their own,” Michele Hernandez said