Stanford admits 2,300

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March 26, 2010, 10:10 p.m.

Admit rate is 7.2 percent; additional 998 waitlisted

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.

About three percent of applicants, 998, were waitlisted.

“We were humbled by this year’s admission process and we have great respect for those students who have applied for admission,” said Shawn Abbott, the director of admission, in a statement on the office’s Web site.

The number of admitted students included 753 who applied under the Restrictive Early Action Program and were notified of admission decisions in December.

In 2009, Stanford also admitted 2,300 students — a 7.6 percent admit rate at the time.

Prospective students have until May 1 to respond to their offers. Admit Weekend is set to begin April 22.

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