Applying to Stanford

Acceptance Rate 3.95%
Yield 80.23%
SAT Score 1,520
ACT Score 35
Applicants 55,471

Applying To Stanford

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 3.95% at Stanford University where a total of 55,471 students applied and 2,190 were accepted. The average SAT score of enrolled students is 1,520 and the average ACT score is 35. It requires two items and recommends 3 articles to submit to their applicants.
The following table describes the general admission information for applying to Stanford.
Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$90
Graduate Application Fees$125
Admission Informationadmission.stanford.edu/
Online Applicationcommonapp.org/
Acceptance Rate3.95%
Average Test Scores1,520 SAT / 35 ACT
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For the academic year 2021-2022, the acceptance rate is 3.95% where a total of 55,471 students (28,332 men and 27,139 women) have applied to Stanford and 2,190 (1,068 men and 1,122 women) students have been admitted to the school.
Among them, 861 male and 896 female students have enrolled into Stanford and its yield, also known as enrollment rate is 80.23%. The following table shows the admission statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield.
Admission Statistics at Stanford
Acceptance Rate 3.95% 3.77% 4.13%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 80.23% 80.62% 79.86%
[Chart] Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

At Stanford, 271 applicants (15% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 186 applicants (11%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees.
The average SAT score of those who submitted scores is 1,520 and the average ACT score is 35 at Stanford. SAT 75th percentile score is 1,570 and 25th percentile score is 1,470. For ACT scores, the 75th percentile score is 104 and the 25th percentile score is 100. 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 Writing720770
SAT Math750800
ACT Composite3435
ACT Math3133
ACT English3536
[Chart] SAT Scores by Subject
[Chart] ACT Scores by Subject

Admission Requirements

Stanford University requires 2 item(s) (High School Record (or Transcript), Recommendations) and recommends 3 articles (High School GPA, Completion of College Preparatory Program, TOEFL) to submit to their applicants. In addition, 1 item(s) (Admission Test Scores) are considered but not required to submit.
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