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Stanford admits diverse group of transfer students

The university on Friday sent letters of admission to a diverse group of 131 students who applied for acceptance as transfer students, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Robin Mamlet announced.

The university accepted 131 students out of 1,235 who applied for admission as transfers, reflecting a 10.6 percent admit rate.

"We're very pleased to be able to accommodate a larger group of transfer students than we have in recent years," Mamlet said. "Transfer students add a special degree of diversity and a wide breadth of life experience to the student body. For example, those admitted this year range in age from 16 to 44."

Of those admitted as transfer students, 43.5 percent are white; 17.6 percent Asian; 8.4 percent Latino/Hispanic; 6.1 percent African-American; and 2.3 percent Native American. International students represent 13 percent of those admitted. Of those admitted, 47.3 percent are men and 52.7 percent are women.

The admitted students hail from a wide variety of educational institutions, including area community colleges such as DeAnza College and Foothill College. The schools representing the greatest number of admitted transfer students are: Northwestern University, nine students; Harvard University, seven; Simon's Rock College of Bard, seven; Georgetown University, five; University of Pennsylvania, five; Brown University, five; University of California-Berkeley, five; and Cornell University, four.


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