Our Selection Process

Admission Statistics

(as of September 2019)

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 2023

  • Total Applicants: 47,498
  • Total Admits: 2,062
  • Total Enrolled: 1,701

First-Year Enrolled Student Profile for the Class of 2023

Class Overview

  • 78 home countries and 48 US states are represented
  • 11.8% are international citizens representing 64 countries
  • 18.5% are first generation college students

Gender Balance

  • Women: 52%
  • Men: 48%

School Type

  • Public: 59%
  • Private: 27%
  • International: 14%
  • Home School: <1%

SAT Middle 50% Test Scores

  • SAT Math Section: 740-800
  • SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 700-770

ACT Middle 50% Test Scores

  • ACT Composite: 32-35

Other Years

Updated on May 26, 2020 10:21 AM