Early Admissions & Regular Decision

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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 University has extended its policy of non-disclosure of its complete admissions numbers to the regular decision. Last year, Stanford declined to release the number of candidates admitted in December through Stanford’s Restrictive Early Action program.  This year, Stanford only disclosed the number of successful applicants, namely 2,057 students. 

We, however, believe Stanford’s numbers of applicants to be stable or increasing slightly, and have estimated the numbers for the Class of 2023.  We estimate the early acceptance rate for the Class of 2023 to be just above 9 percent and its overall admission rate to be above 4 percent. Based on past years, we estimate the applicants’ pool to be around 49,000 students with 2,057 successful applicants.  Last year Stanford University offered admission to the Class of 2022 to 2,071 students, or 4.36 percent of 47,450 candidates. Two years ago, Stanford admitted 2,085 students out of 44,073 applicants for admission to the Class of 2021 for an overall admission rate of 4.73 percent.

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Numbers in italics are estimated.