Stanford: Admission Statistics 2024

When embarking on the college search process, it’s essential to gather accurate and reliable information about prospective universities. One valuable resource for this purpose is the Common Data Set (CDS) but navigating through a college’s Common Data Set can be a time-consuming task. In this blog post, we have compiled the essential information from Stanford University’s latest admission statistics to allow you to grasp quickly and save time. 

Understanding the Common Data Set (CDS)

The Common Data Set is a standardized questionnaire that collects essential information about colleges and universities. It covers a wide range of areas, including admission statistics, enrollment figures, student demographics, financial aid, academic programs, and more. The CDS is collaboratively maintained by higher education institutions and is designed to provide accurate and comparable data for prospective students, parents, and researchers. It simplifies the college search process by providing standardized information in a consistent format, allowing for easier comparison and informed decision-making. 

Stanford Common Data Set 

Quick facts:

  • Location: 450 Jane Stanford Way
  • State: California
  • Institution: Private
  • Undergraduate Institution: Coeducational
  • Academic year calendar: Quarter
  • Retention Rate: 98%
  • Total Undergraduate Students Enrolled: 8,054
  • SAT and ACT Policies: Optional 
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 6:1

Factors in Admission Decisions

Academic

Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Recommendations
Application Essay
Considered
Standardized test scores

Non-Academic

Very Important
Extracurricular Activities
Talent/Ability
Character/personal qualities
Considered
Interview
First Generation
Alumni/ae relation
Geographical Residence
Volunteer work
Work experience

GPA Breakdown

75.2% of enrolled students have a GPA of 4.0 

15.5% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.75 and 3.99

5.8% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.50 and 3.74

2.9% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.25 and 3.49

0.7% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 ‎‏

Admission Facts

  • Application Closing Date: January 5
  • Deferred Admission: Yes (2 years maximum)
  • EA/ED: Yes (Early Action)
  • EA/ED Deadline: November 1
  • EA Plan: Restrictive

Student Life Information


Student Diversity

Total Undergraduates (Both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking, including first-year)

  • 924 International (nonresidents) students
  • 1,486 Hispanic/Latino students
  • 654 Black or African American, non-Hispanic students
  • 1,917 White, non-Hispanic students
  • 63 American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic students
  • 2,175 Asian, non-Hispanic students
  • 19 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic students 
  • 751 students with two or more races, non-Hispanic
  • 65 students with race and/or ethnicity unknown

Tuition/Fees

$90 Application Fee

$61,731 Tuition Fee

$753 Required Fees

$19,922 Food and Housing (On campus)

Financial Aid

Total of Need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $247,998,976

Total of Non-need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $7,400,358

The data presented here was collected from the Stanford Common Data Set 2023-2024.

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