Stanford Admits Approximately 11 Percent
Stanford offered admission to approx. 2,400 of more than
22,000 applicants to its class of 2010, or less than 11
The number of early action applicants this year increased
by 4% to 4503 from 4321 the previous year.
Only 853 students were admitted early, resulting in an
early action admit rate of 19%.
Two years ago, Stanford changed its early admission policy
from early decision to single choice early action, which
doubled the number of early applicants.
There are many changes this year at Stanford, including the
arrival of a new dean of admissions, Richard Shaw. Shaw was
formerly the dean of admissions at Yale.
Regular Applications Increase 11.7 Percent
Stanford received a record total of 22,223 applications, a
10 percent increase over last year. There were 17,720 regular
applications, compared to 15,864 last year. This represents an
11.7 percent increase.