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 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 4.00% and the yield is 79.99%. 28,332 men and 27,139 women applied to Stanford and 1,133 men and 1,086 women students were accepted. Among them, 918 men and 868 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants55,47128,33227,139
Admitted2,2191,1331,086
Enrolled1,775918868
Acceptance Rate 4.00%4.00%4.00%
Yield 79.99%81.02%79.93%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 271 students (13% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 186 students (9%) 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 720. The SAT Math score is 800 (75th) and 750 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 35 (75th percentile) and 34 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing720770
SAT Math750800
ACT Composite3435
ACT Math3133
ACT English3536
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Stanford University are competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,469, ACT: 98 - private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA and High School Rank 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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Stanford 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 ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRecommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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