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News Release

February 10, 2006

Contact:

Ray Delgado, News Service: (650) 724-5708, rdelgado@stanford.edu

Application numbers for undergraduate admission set record

Applications for undergraduate admission to Stanford have set a historic record for the university. This year Stanford received a total of 22,223 applications (4,503 for consideration during the Single-Choice Early Action round and another 17,720 for the Regular Review round), representing a 10 percent increase over last year.

"We are honored by the strong interest in Stanford this year, and look forward to reading each application we received," said Richard Shaw, dean of admission and financial aid. "Stanford admission officers are now deep into the application evaluation process, with notification of decisions expected by April 1."

The Office of Undergraduate Admission announced in December that 853 students had been admitted to the Class of 2010 through the non-binding Single-Choice Early Action admission program. All students who are offered admission to Stanford will have until May 1 to decide whether they want to enroll.

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