Odds of Getting Into Stanford? Not Good

By Sajid Farooq
|  Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011  |  Updated 3:45 PM PDT
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Odds of Getting Into Stanford? Not Good

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The long road to Stanford University is not easy.

What are the odds of getting into Stanford as an undergraduate? About 7 percent.

Stanford University sent out notifications Monday to 2,427 high school students that they had been accepted to the prestigious university.

But for all the happy faces, there were 31,921 other Stanford hopefuls who did not get in.

Making the odds even less, of the 2,427 students accepted, 754 of the applicants were accepted last December through the school's early action program.

"Stanford has been exceedingly fortunate to attract a simply amazing group of applicants from all over the world," said Richard Shaw, the school's dean of admission and financial aid. "In our review, we were humbled by the exceptional accomplishments of those candidates who have been admitted, as well as the competitive strength of all of the applicants.”

And the competition has only gotten more difficult in recent years. Last year the school received 32,022 applicants. This year Stanford reviewed 34,348 freshman hopefuls.

Accepted students have until May 1 to accept to admission.

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