Admission into Stanford University harder than ever
March 30, 2010
Just how hard is it for your son or daughter to be admitted into Stanford University? Acceptance stats announced this week in Palo Alto underscore the formidable challenge. [San Jose Mercury News]
A new record was set as only 7.2 percent of applicants for the Stanford Class of 2014 gained admission, down from 7.6 percent last year.
Of the 32,022 candidates, the university accepted only 2,300, including 753 prime candidates who first earned seats last December through the school’s “early action” program.
Only 20 students will be allowed to transfer in from other universities. Another 998 high school seniors have been placed on a wait list for Stanford. Applicants have until May 1 to accept the admissions offer.
Stanford saw a record number of applications this year, with 2,000 more seeking a spot than last year.