Applying to Stanford

Acceptance Rate 4.34%
Yield 82.35%
SAT Score 1,505
ACT Score 34
Applicants 47,498

Applying To Stanford

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 4.34% at Stanford University where a total of 47,498 students applied and 2,062 were accepted. The average SAT score of enrolled students is 1,505 and the average ACT score is 34. It requires three items and recommends 3 articles to submit to their applicants. The following 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 Rate4%
Average Test Scores1,505 SAT / 34 ACT
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For the academic year 2019-2020, the acceptance rate is 4.34% where a total of 47,498 students (24,902 men and 22,596 women) have applied to Stanford and 2,062 (987 men and 1,075 women) students have been admitted to the school. Among them, 824 male and 874 female students have enrolled into Stanford and its yield, also known as enrollment rate is 82.35%. The following table shows the admission statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield.
Admission Statistics at Stanford
Acceptance Rate 4.34% 3.96% 4.76%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 82.35% 83.49% 81.30%
[Chart] Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

At Stanford, 1,140 applicants (67% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 846 applicants (50%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. The average SAT score of those who submitted scores is 1,505 and the average ACT score is 34 at Stanford. SAT 75th percentile score is 1,570 and 25th percentile score is 1,440. For ACT scores, the 75th percentile score is 106 and the 25th percentile score is 96. The following table shows the detailed SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Stanford.
Average SAT and ACT Scores at Stanford
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing700770
SAT Math740800
ACT Composite3235
ACT Math3035
ACT English3436
[Chart] SAT Scores by Subject
[Chart] ACT Scores by Subject

Admission Requirements

Stanford University requires 3 item(s) (High School Record (or Transcript), Recommendations, Admission Test Scores) and recommends 3 articles (High School GPA, Completion of College Preparatory Program, TOEFL) to submit to their applicants. The following table summarizes the application requirements at Stanford University
Application Requirements for Stanford
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
Credit for military training