Admissions Information

The application fee is $90 for applying undergraduate school and $125 for graduate school at Stanford University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$90
Graduate Application Fees$125
Admission Informationadmission.stanford.edu/
Online Applicationcommonapp.org
Calendar SystemQuarter
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 4.34% and the yield is 82.35%. 24,902 men and 22,596 women applied to Stanford University and 987 men and 1,075 women students were accepted. Among them, 824 men and 874 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants47,49824,90222,596
Admitted2,0629871,075
Enrolled1,698824874
Acceptance Rate 4.34%3.96%4.76%
Yield 82.35%83.49%81.30%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 1,140 students (67% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 846 students (50%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 770 and the 25th percentile is 700. The SAT Math score is 800 (75th) and 740 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 35 (75th percentile) and 32 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing700770
SAT Math740800
ACT Composite3235
ACT Math3035
ACT English3436
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Stanford University are competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,462, ACT: 97 - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, and High School Record (or Transcript) to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, High School Rank and High School Record (or Transcript). The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Stanford University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Admission Requirements
High School GPARecommended
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRecommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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