Stanford Admissions Early Action & Regular Decision Acceptance Rates & Statistics

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STANFORD EARLY DECISION & EARLY ACTION ADMISSIONS

Stanford accepted 9.52 percent of its SCEA pool by admitting 745 out of a record 7,822 applications. Last year, Stanford admitted 10.18 percent of its SCEA pool with 743 out of a record 7,297 applications. At less than 10 percent, the combined rate of admissions at both MIT and Stanford remains at more than one-half of the combined Ivy League.

STANFORD EARLY ROUND ACCEPTANCE
Early Decision / Early Action Applications Accepted Total Early Applications Received Early Decision / Early Action Acceptance Rate Estimated Overall Enrollment % of Class Filled by Early Application / Early Decisions
2020 745 7,822 9.52%  1,700 43.82%
2019 743 7,297 10.18%  1,700 43.71%
2018 748 6,948 10.77%  1,700  44.00%
2017 650 6,541 9.94%
2016 680 6,008 11.32%
2015  772  6,405 12.05%
2014  590  5,684 10.38%
2013  540  4,681 11.54%

STANFORD UNIVERSITY REGULAR DECISION ADMISSIONS

Stanford University has offered admission to the Class of 2020 to 2,063 students. The Class of 2020 was selected from 43,997 candidates, the largest applicant pool in Stanford’s history, eclipsing last years’ unprecedented 42,487 applications. The figure, which includes 745 candidates admitted in December through Stanford’s Restrictive EA program, represents an admission rate of below 4.69 percent. This rate, the most competitive in the university’s history and the lowest in the nation for the fourth year reinforces Stanford’s position as the most selective research university in the United States. The early acceptance rate for the Class of 2019 was 9.52 percent. Last year, Stanford admitted 2,144 students out of 42,487 applicants for admission to the Class of 2019 for an overall admission rate of 5.05 percent.

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS: REGULAR DECISION
Regular Decision Applications Accepted Regular Decision Applications Received Regular Decision Admissions Acceptance Rate
2020 1,318 36,175 3.64%
2019 1,396 35,539 3.93%
2018 1,390 35,219 3.95%
2017 1,485 32,726 4.54%
2016 1,672 30,751 5.44%

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STANFORD EARLY & REGULAR DECISION ADMISSIONS
Early & Regular Decision Applications Accepted Early & Regular Decision Applications Received Early & Regular Decision Admissions Acceptance Rate
2020 2,063 43,997 4.69%
2019 2,144 42,487 5.05%
2018 2,138 42,167 5.07%
2017 2,210 38,829 5.69%
2016 2,427 36,631 6.63%
2015 2,437 34,348 7.10%
2014 2,340 32,022 7.31%
2013 2,426 30,429 7.97%
2012 2,400 25,298 9.49%
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