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Stanford University

Stanford, CA

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is recommended
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English  4
Mathematics  4
Science  3
Foreign Language  3
Social Studies  3
History  3
Academic Electives  
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredJanuary 15
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests OnlyRecommended
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component required
ACT Writing Test PolicyWriting component required
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address450 Serra Mall
City, State, ZipStanford, CA  94305-2004
Phone(650) 723-2091
Fax(650) 725-2846
E-mailadmission@stanford.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 2
Application Fee$90
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationApril 1
Accept Offer of AdmissionMay 1
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedNo
Early Decision Deadline 
Early Decision Notification 
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Action DeadlineNovember 1
Early Action NotificationDecember 15
Application Form
Common ApplicationAccepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other 
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate5% of 43,997 applicants were admitted
   Women5% of 20,992 applicants were admitted
   Men4% of 23,005 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled1,795 (85%) of 2,118 admitted students enrolled
   Women912 (84%) of 1,087 admitted students enrolled
   Men883 (86%) of 1,031 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission RateNot reported
Students Offered Wait List 1,569
Students Accepting Wait List Position 1,044
Students Admitted From Wait List 55
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.94
3.75 and Above95%
3.50 - 3.744%
3.25 - 3.491%
3.00 - 3.24 
2.50 - 2.99 
2.00 - 2.49 
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math700-800 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
75%
Score of 600 - 700
22%
Score of 500 - 600
2%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading680-780 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
68%
Score of 600 - 700
26%
Score of 500 - 600
5%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing690-790 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
72%
Score of 600 - 700
23%
Score of 500 - 600
5%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite31-35 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
87%
Score of 24 - 29
12%
Score of 18 - 23
1%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 96%
Top quarter: 99%
Top half: 100%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.84 4.29 722 702 32
Low 2.14 2.14 200 400 16
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 36
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