Stanford admits 753 early applicants

Students have until May 1 to accept admission offers.

The number of high school students seeking early admission for the Class of 2014 – 5,566 applicants – was the highest in Stanford University's history.

Stanford has sent acceptance letters to 753 early applicants, or 13.5 percent of those who applied, the Office of Undergraduate Admission announced today.

"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 last Friday afternoon.

Meanwhile, more than 25,000 students are expected to apply to Stanford by Jan. 1 through the regular decision process.

Students admitted under both programs have until May 1 to accept Stanford's offers.

Richard H. Shaw, Admission and Financial Aid: (650) 723-2091,