Undergraduate applications to Stanford continue to rise

Applications surged 7 percent for the Class of 2015.

Applications for the fall freshman class set a record as approximately 34,200 high school students applied for admission to Stanford.

The number of applicants for the Class of 2015 represents a 7 percent increase over last year, when more than 32,000 students applied for admission.

Stanford will notify students who applied under the regular admission program of its decision by the end of March.

The number of applicants includes those who applied through Stanford's regular and restrictive early action programs.

In mid-December, Stanford sent acceptance letters to 754 early applicants to the Class of 2015. The number of students seeking admission under the restrictive early action program – 5,929 applicants – also was the highest in the university's history.

Students admitted under both programs have until May 1 to reply.

Kathleen J. Sullivan, Stanford News Service: (650) 724-5708, kathleenjsullivan@stanford.edu