The admissions statistics are in the books for the Stanford University Class of 2022. In all, 2,040 students earned admission to The Farm. 750 of these students were admitted in the Single Choice Early Action round while the remaining 1,290 earned admission in the Regular Decision round. These students were admitted out of a pool of 47,450 applicants. By our math, that means that Stanford boasts an overall admit rate of about 4.3%, the lowest admission rate in the university’s history. It doesn’t take a 5 on the BC Calculus exam to know that this indicates 95.7% of students who applied to be members of Stanford’s Class of 2022 found themselves on the outside looking in.
Breakdown of the Stanford University Class of 2022
As reports “Stanford News” in a press release about the incoming Stanford Class of 2022, “Students admitted to the Class of 2022 represent all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Of the admitted class, 11.4 percent are international students by citizenship, representing 63 countries. The new class is 50.8 percent male and 49.2 percent female…The office announced an increase in the proportion of admitted students who are the first in their families to attend a four-year college – rising to 18.3 percent of the admitted class…The admitted students expressed a primary academic interest across Stanford’s undergraduate schools, with 65 percent expressing interest in Humanities and Sciences programs, 30 percent in Engineering, and 3.5 percent in Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences. The remainder were undecided.”
We certainly like to see that 18.3% of admits will be the first in their families to attend college — that’s pretty cool indeed (although, admittedly, it’s only a 0.3% jump from last year). And we also like that Stanford didn’t include the percentage of legacy students admitted to the incoming class. We always wonder why so many colleges — including many highly selective colleges (hiya University of Pennsylvania) — would specifically point out this information, as though it’s something they’re touting. It’s not as though they tout the percentage of students who’ve vacationed in Aruba in these press releases. So why tout the percentage of legacies? Oh, yes, we love to stir that pot. Bye, Felicia.