December 9, 2011
Stanford offers early admission to 755 students
The Class of 2016 is beginning to take shape.
Stanford has sent acceptance letters to 755 high school students who sought admission to the Class of 2016 under the university's early action admission program, the Office of Undergraduate Admission announced today.
The students were selected from 5,880 candidates. Last year, the number of early applicants set a university record, with 5,929 seeking early decisions on their applications to Stanford.
"We continue to attract an exceptional number of highly competitive candidates and we are honored by the interest they have shown in Stanford," said Richard H. Shaw, dean of admission and financial aid.
Students who apply through Stanford's restrictive early action program may consider all of their college options before responding.
Stanford notified all of the early applicants of its decisions – admitted, denied or deferred to the regular decision round – by email Friday afternoon.
Stanford will reserve the majority of spaces in its freshman class for students who apply for admission under its regular decision program.
More than 28,000 students are expected to apply for admission by Jan. 1.
Students admitted under both programs have until May 1 to accept Stanford's offers.