March 30, 2018
Stanford offers admission to 2,040 students
The Office of Undergraduate Admission announced that 2,040 high school students from across the country and around the world have been admitted to the Class of 2022.
Stanford University has offered admission to 2,040 students, including 750 who were accepted last December through the early action program, the Office of Undergraduate Admission announced today.
Students admitted to the Class of 2022 represent all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Of the admitted class, 11.4 percent are international students by citizenship, representing 63 countries. The new class is 50.8 percent male and 49.2 percent female.
“We continue to be awed and humbled by the interest Stanford receives from outstanding young people around the world,” said Richard H. Shaw, dean of admission and financial aid. “Indeed, the incredible strength of the students applying to Stanford is simply awesome, and all candidates who applied will have wonderful choices in higher education.”
The office announced an increase in the proportion of admitted students who are the first in their families to attend a four-year college – rising to 18.3 percent of the admitted class.
“We are proud of the intellectual strength and incredible diversity represented by the Class of 2022,” said Shaw. “Overall, the admitted students reflect the broad diversity of our country and the world. These students already have had incredible impact on their communities, and we know they will contribute to the world in immeasurable ways.”
The admitted students expressed a primary academic interest across Stanford’s undergraduate schools, with 65 percent expressing interest in Humanities and Sciences programs, 30 percent in Engineering, and 3.5 percent in Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences. The remainder were undecided.
Under Stanford’s generous financial aid program, which the university expanded in 2015, parents with total annual income below $125,000 and typical assets for this income range will pay no tuition. The expected parent contribution will be low enough to ensure that all tuition charges are covered with need-based scholarships, federal and state grants and/or outside scholarship funds, so that the parent contribution is only for room, board and other expenses. Typical parents with annual income below $65,000 are not expected to contribute anything toward educational costs.
This year Stanford received 47,450 applications. Students admitted under the early and regular decision admission programs have until May 1 to accept Stanford’s offer.