Stanford’s Admit Weekend — which takes place Thursday to Saturday, — has long occurred in the last weekend in April. Oftentimes, this means that Stanford is the last school admitted students visit before the deadline to decide where they will enroll arrives a few days later on May 1.
In its Thursday meeting, which focused almost solely on graduate student issues, the Faculty Senate voted to allow individual Stanford graduate schools to choose whether they require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) as a factor for determining admission.
The Office of Undergraduate Admission reports that 81.1 percent of admitted undergraduates enrolled as students in the Class of 2019, up from 78.2 percent last year. The yield rate is the highest in Stanford history.
A steady increase in the demand for on-campus housing over the last decade has led to progressively lower cutoff numbers and more students unassigned in the Draw’s first round.
Over a three-year period, Stanford has quietly seen an almost five percent increase in the number of new students it enrolls each year — and the University appears ready to stay the course for the near future.