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STANFORD EARLY ADMISSIONS

Stanford declined to release early decision data for the Class of 2021. They accepted 9.52 percent of its SCEA pool by admitting 745 out of a record 7,822 applications to the Class of 2020. 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 Applications Accepted Total Early Applications Received Early Acceptance Rate Estimated Overall Enrollment % of Class Filled by Early Admissions
2021 721 7,822 9.22% 1,700 42.41%
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 EARLY & REGULAR DECISION ADMISSIONS

Stanford University has offered admission to the Class of 2022 to 2,040 students, or 4.30 percent of all applicants. The Class of 2022 was selected from 47,450 candidates, the largest applicant pool in Stanford’s history, eclipsing last years’ unprecedented 44,073 applications. This year, Stanford declined to release the number of candidates admitted in December through Stanford’s Restrictive Early Action program. We, however, believe this number to be stable and have utilized a comparable number for our estimates prepared in April 2018. The estimated early acceptance rate for the Class of 2022 should be just below 9 percent. Based on current information, Stanford remains the most selective research university in the United States for undergraduates. Two years ago, Stanford admitted 2,063 students out of 43,997 applicants for admission to the Class of 2020 for an overall admission rate of 4.69 percent.

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS: REGULAR DECISION
Regular Decision Applications Accepted Regular Decision Applications Received Regular Decision Admissions Acceptance Rate
2022 1,290 39,050 3.30%
2021 1,329 36,251 3.67%
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
2022 2,040 47,450 4.30%
2021 2,050 44,073 4.65%
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%