Our Selection Process

Admission Statistics

(as of October 2021)

It is impossible to quantify the breadth and depth of an incoming class to Stanford. We practice holistic admission, and admission statistics can only narrowly describe facets of a class rich in life experiences, perspectives, talents, and accomplishments. We provide these statistics as a snapshot of a Stanford class selected through a rigorous and thoughtful holistic review.

Overview for the Class of 2025

  • Total Applicants: 55,471
  • Total Admits: 2,190
  • Total Enrolled: 2,126
  • Note: The total enrolled student population for the Class of 2025 is inclusive of students who were admitted in previous years and deferred their enrollment. This year, 369 of the 2126 total enrolled first-year students were admitted in a previous year and deferred their entry to this fall.


First-Year Enrolled Student Profile for the Class of 2025

Class Overview

  • 77 home countries and 49 US states are represented
  • 12% are international citizens representing 72 countries
  • 18% are first generation college students

Gender Balance

  • Women: 51%
  • Men: 49%

School Type

  • Public: 60%
  • Private: 27%
  • International: 13%
  • Home School: 0.5%

SAT Middle 50% Test Scores

  • SAT Math Section: 750-800
  • SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 720-770

ACT Middle 50% Test Scores

  • ACT Composite: 32-35

Other Years

Updated on October 19, 2021 8:50 AM