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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 offered admission to the Class of 2022 to 2,071 students, or 4.36% 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%.

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