Increase in applicants continues

Jan. 26, 2010, 12:03 a.m.

More than 32,000 apply for Stanford Class of ’14

The Office of Undergraduate Admission received more than 32,000 applications to the Class of 2014, trumping last year’s school record of 30,428.

With a larger pool of applicants and the same target class size of 1,675, a record-low seven percent of applicants will be offered spots, said Shawn Abbott, director of admission. Stanford last year was the third most selective American college or university, behind Harvard and Yale, each with seven percent admit rates.

In December, the University accepted 753 of the 5,566 students who applied early to the next freshman class; another 700 had their admission decisions deferred until this spring.

Stanford will also accept 20 transfer students in the spring, Abbott added.

A final count of applications is not yet available, the admission director said, because approximately 100 students who submitted applications have not paid their admission fee. Abbott said “most of this group will very likely pay their fee,” putting the overall application count at a six percent increase over last year’s final count.

Regular applicants will be notified of their admission decisions April 1, and all applicants will have until May 1 to respond.

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