Stanford University Class of 2024 Admissions Statistics
Stanford University, which historically likes to keep its admissions statistics for each incoming class under lock and key until months after the admissions process has wrapped for that cycle, has opened the lockbox for the Class of 2024. In all, between Early Action and Regular Decision, 45,227 students applied to the Stanford University Class of 2024. Of these students, 2,349 earned admission — including each and every one of Ivy Coach’s students who completed their applications with us. This means that 5.19% of applicants to the Class of 2024 earned admission. It’s a figure that’s slightly higher than the 4.34% of students who earned admission to Stanford’s Class of 2023. Last year’s figure marked an all-time record low acceptance rate.
Stanford Admits to Class of 2024 Hail from 50 States and 56 Countries
And what’s the breakdown of Stanford’s Class of 2024, you ask? As reports Cameron Ehsan for The Stanford Daily in a piece entitled “Stanford admit rate rises to 5.19%, 378 students defer enrollment,” “Stanford’s class of 2024 is made up of 52% women and 48% men, coming from 56 different countries and representing all 50 U.S. states. In addition, 20.2% of the class are first generation college students and 9.9% hail from abroad.”
20% of Admits to Stanford’s Class of 2024 Chose to Take Gap Years
And just how many students admitted to Stanford’s Class of 2024 opted to go the gap year route during the pandemic? As Ehsan reports, “Even after Stanford dipped into the waitlist to admit applicants, only 1,607 admitted first-year students enrolled this year, down from the target undergraduate class size of 1,730. Around 20% of first-year students admitted in December and March opted to defer enrollment instead of matriculating this academic year, according to enrollment data released in last month’s Campus Conversation. Applicants from the waitlist were admitted on the condition that they enroll this academic year, making them ineligible for a gap year. Three hundred and seventy eight first-year students admitted to Stanford chose to take a gap year, a number similar to peer institutions.”
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Even after admitting waitlisted students, Stanford was 123 student short of filling their class? Am I reading this right? Why wouldn’t they just admit more waitlisted kids to fill the class? Was this intentional? It’s hard to believe there weren’t another 123 students ready to pounce on the chance – pandemic or not.