Stanford University Campus, Stanford, CA

Applying to Stanford University

Acceptance Rate 4.36%
Yield 81.94%
SAT Average 1,495
ACT Average 100
Applicants 47,452

Applying To Stanford University

For academic year 2018-19, the acceptance rate is 4.36% at Stanford University where total 47,452 students applied and 2,071 were accepted. Next table describes the general admission information for applying to Stanford University.

Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$90
Graduate Application Fees$125
Admission Informationadmission.stanford.edu/
Online Applicationcommonapp.org

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For academic year 2018-2019, total 47,452 students (24,692 men and 22,760 women) applied to Stanford University and 2,071 (1,048 men and 1,023 women) students were admitted to the school. Among them, 866 men and 831 women were enrolled into Stanford University. Following table shows the Stanford University Admission Statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield, also known as enrolment rate, where the acceptance rate is 4.36% and yield is 81.94%.

Admission Statistics at Stanford University
Acceptance Rate 4.36% 4.24% 4.49%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 81.94% 82.63% 81.23%
[Chart] Stanford University Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

1,174 applicants (69% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 925 applicants (55%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,570 and 25th percentile score is 1,420. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 106 and 25th percentile score is 96. Next table shows detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Stanford University.

Average SAT and ACT Scores at Stanford University
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing700770
SAT Math720800
ACT Composite3235
ACT Math3035
ACT English3436
[Chart] SAT Scores at Stanford University
[Chart] ACT Scores at Stanford University

Admission Requirements

Stanford University requires 3 articles and recommends 3 articles to submit to their applicants. Next table summarizes the application requirements at Stanford University

Application Requirements for Stanford University
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Required △ Considered (not Required) ✓ Recommended ✗ Neither Required nor Recommended

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

The calendar system at Stanford University is Quarter. Stanford University accepts Advanced placement (AP) Credits. Next table describes credits that Stanford University accepts.

Calendar SystemQuarter
Dual Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Advanced placement (AP) Credits