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 2023 was the single most challenging year to be admitted to Stanford University ever. For the Class of 2023, 49,000 students applied to Stanford University of which 2,057 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 4.2%. Overall applications increased by 3.3% over last year (2022 to 2023) from 47,450 to 49,000.