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245 offered second-round early admission

Stanford has mailed offers of admission to 245 second-round early decision candidates for the Class of 2001.

This is the second year students have applied to Stanford under the early decision process. Those seeking early word from Stanford had two options. In Early Decision 1, applications had to be postmarked on or before Nov. 1 to receive notification before Christmas. In Early Decision 2, applications could come in by Dec. 1 for notification in early February. In both cases, students requesting admission had to commit to attending Stanford if selected.

Of the 1,329 Early Decision 2 candidates, 18 percent were offered admission and 15 percent were notified that a final decision on their application has been deferred until March.

The total number of applicants offered admission through both rounds of Early Decision is 607, an 8 percent increase over last year's total of 563.

Stanford expects to admit a freshman class of approximately 1,610. A profile of the entire admitted class, including those admitted through regular admissions, will be available in early April.


By Marisa Cigarroa