Stanford University is a highly competitive school and its admissions statistics make Stanford University one of the 50 most competitive schools for undergraduate admissions globally. Similar to the trends across all top schools, Stanford University acceptance rates have continued to decline over the past 8 years and will almost certainly continue to do so into the future.
The Class of 2020 was the single most challenging year to be admitted to Stanford University ever to date. For the Class of 2020, 43,997 students applied to Stanford University of which 2,063 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 4.7%. Overall applications increased by 3.6% over last year (2019 to 2020) from 42,487 to 43,997.
For the Class of 2020, 745 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 7,822, yielding an early acceptance rate of 9.5%. Early applications increased by 7.2% over last year (2019 to 2020) from 7,297 to 7,822.