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COMMENT: Robin G. Mamlet, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
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Stanford offers admission to 520 Early Decision applicants

Stanford University has offered admission to 520 applicants under the Early Decision program, Robin Mamlet, dean of admission and financial aid announced Friday, Dec. 15.

“This group of Early Decision candidates was truly outstanding,” commented Mamlet, adding that the number of offers is up from 470 last year. “The increase in the number of students offered admission reflects the impressive academic achievements and personal qualities of the applicants. The intellectual energy and talent that these students will bring to Stanford is extraordinary.”

Those who apply to the Early Decision program make a binding commitment to attend Stanford if they are admitted. This year, 2,227 students applied through the program.

Thirty-nine states and the District of Columbia and 14 countries are represented among the Early Decision admits. Forty percent of the students are from California. Another 26 percent are from the states of Texas, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Massachusetts and Washington.

Dec. 15 also marked the deadline for students applying to Stanford under the regular review program. Those students will be notified of decisions in early April. A profile of all admitted students will be available then.

Stanford expects to enroll about 1,600 freshmen in the fall of 2001.


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