Every year, the Stanford Admissions Department receives about 47,000 applications. Out of these, 1,900 go on to be accepted by the school and 1,600 or 82 decide to attend the 4th school in the United States. With lower acceptance rates than a number of other schools in the country, Stanford’s rate is only 4.

A student’s application should include ACT/SAT scores, Recommendations, and a Secondary school record, but the completion of college-preparatory program, and Secondary school GPA are recommended as well. Undergraduates will be asked to pay $90 with their application (graduates pay $125). Test results should be in the following ranges: 32 - 35 for the ACT Composite and 1,420 - 1,570 for the SAT Combined Score.

Here are some important dates to remember: For Early Decision applicants, paperwork is due by November 1st. Students should expect to hear back by December 15th. Regular Decision paperwork needs to be in by January 3rd, with a decision by April 1st. Accepted students have until May 2nd to reply with intent.

If the student is a transfer, the application isn’t due until March 15th, with a decision by May 15th. The student must reply by June 1st. For art students, they are also required to submit an art portfolio (due on October 15th for Early Action and December 1st for Regular Decision).

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Student ACT Scores

25th %
75th %



Student SAT Scores

25th %
75th %



First-Year Admission Statistics

Application, Acceptance, Enrollment Statistics from the 2018 Admissions Cycle
Applications
47,452
Male 24,692
Female 22,760

 

Acceptance
1,898
Male 987
Female 910

 

Enrollment Total
1,556
Male 819
Female 737


Acceptance Rate
4%
Male
4%
Female
4%

 

Yield
82%
Male
83%
Female
81%


Application Fees and Other Information

Application Fees

Undergraduate

$90


Graduate

$125



Credit from AP or Pre-college classes

  • Advanced Placement (AP) credits

    Admission considerations

    Required

    Admission test scores
    Recommendations
    Secondary school record


    Recommended

    Completion of college-preparatory program
    Secondary school GPA

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