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Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Admissions Summary

Stanford University is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 4%. Students that get into Stanford University have an SAT score between 1500–1570 or an ACT score of 33–35. Regular applications are due January 5.

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By the Numbers

These ranges reflect what most admitted students scored, but many are outside these ranges.

  • GPA Range
  • 3.75+94%
  • 3.50–3.744%
  • 3.25–3.492%
  • 3.00–3.241%
  • 2.50–2.99Not available
  • 2.00–2.49Not available
  • Below 2.00Not available
  • SAT Total Range1500–1570
  • SAT Math770–800
  • SAT Reading730–780
  • ACT Composite Range33–35
  • Acceptance Rate4% (Extremely Selective)
  • Total Applicants56,378
  • Admitted2,075
  • Enrolled1,736

Application Requirements

  • High School GPARequired
  • High School RankRequired
  • College Prep CoursesRecommended
  • SAT/ACT ScoresConsidered if submitted
  • RecommendationsRequired

Application Deadline

Dates are subject to change, so confirm important deadlines by visiting the college website.
Regular DecisionJan 5
Early ActionNot available

Early action applicants don’t have to commit if accepted. Students can apply Early Action to more than one college.

Early DecisionNot available

Early decision applicants agree to attend the college if they are accepted. Students can only apply to one college for Early Decision.


Application Process

  • Application Fee$90
  • Fee Waiver InfoAvailable to all qualified students. Visit the college website for details.

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