Stanford’s policy shift is intended to help de-emphasize the perceived importance of low admit rates at colleges and universities. The university will continue to publicly report application data to the federal government at the end of the admission cycle.
Gifts to Stanford in 2016–17 provided $1.13 billion for financial aid, interdisciplinary research, faculty support and patient care. With donor support, the percentage of undergraduate students graduating debt-free rose to 82 percent.
White papers summarizing more than 2,800 long-range planning ideas for Stanford are about to be released to the campus community. Faculty co-chairs of the Education and Research steering groups discuss how they reviewed the ideas in their respective areas and what they learned.