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Stanford University Admissions

Stanford admissions is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 5%. Students that get into Stanford have an average SAT score between 1380-1580 or an average ACT score of 31-35. The regular admissions application deadline for Stanford is January 3. Interested students can apply for early action, and the Stanford early action deadline is November 1.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
5%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
Total Applicants
43,997
SAT Range
1380-1580
SAT Reading
680-780
SAT Math
700-800
Students Submitting SAT
77%
ACT Range
31-35
ACT English
32-35
ACT Math
30-35
ACT Writing
Students Submitting ACT
51%

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Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 3
Early Decision Deadline
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Offers Early Decision
No
Offers Early Action
Yes
Application Fee
$90
Application Website
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
Yes

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Recommended
  • High School Rank
    Neither required nor recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Recommended
  • SAT/ACT
    Required
  • Recommendations
    Required
Poll
93%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.27 responses
Poll
96%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.27 responses
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