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News Release

December 15, 2006


Diane Williams, Office of Undergraduate Admission: (650) 725-6613,

Admission offered to 750 students through Single-Choice Early Action

The Office of Undergraduate Admission announced today that 750 students have been admitted to the Class of 2011 through the non-binding Single-Choice Early Action admission program. These students were selected from an applicant pool of 4,644. They have until May 1 to confirm their enrollment.

"Selecting among the best and brightest in the nation is a daunting task. While most of those expressing an early interest in Stanford were not offered admission, we know that, ultimately, they will meet with great success at many of the outstanding colleges and universities in the U.S. and around the world," said Richard Shaw, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid.

"We are so impressed with the exceptional strength of applicants who have emerged as admitted students in the early review process, and we consider them among the finest academically and personally," Shaw added. "We know there is an exceptional fit between their many talents and the programs and opportunities we have to offer, and we are hopeful each and every one will join the Stanford community."

This is the fourth year of Stanford's Single-Choice Early Action program, which has seen increases each year, and, in Shaw's view, "this system works exceedingly well by responding to our applicants' desire to identify Stanford as their first choice, and at the same time, allowing them to consider all their college options until May 1."

A relatively small number of candidates not offered admission were deferred to the Regular Decision process and will be evaluated again with those candidates who applied by the Dec. 15 deadline. Shaw anticipates that overall applications will again exceed 22,000. Approximately 70 percent of the admission offers for the Class of 2011 will be made in the Regular Decision cycle and applicants will be notified in early April 2007.


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