How to Get Admission in Stanford University

Stanford University has an admission rate of 5% and for you to join you must meet the following requirements:

  1. GPA requirements

You should have a GPA of 3.95 and above or take hard classes (AP or IB courses to show you’re a breeze in your academics).

  1. Testing requirements (SAT, ACT and Subject requirement)

You should aim for 75% with a 2360 SAT or a 35 ACT score. Depending on the school you’re applying, there are different SAT or ACT standard scores you need to attain. Read more requirements on SAT and ACT score from website.

  1. Application requirements

Stanford accepts an online application, 2 recommendation letter, test requirements, course requirements, deadlines and early admissions together with an application fee of $90.

Admission process

To be accepted for admission, you need to hold;

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a US college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association.
  2. An equivalent of US bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing if you’re outside the US.

You should demonstrate adequate command of English language both spoken and written prior to admission. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores are needed for students whose first language is not English. Non- native English students are eligible for Stanford English Placement Test at the beginning of every quarter.

How to get into Stanford University

For you to get in you need

  1. Strong academic scores. If your score is below 2360 SAT or a 35 ACT your chances of being accepted are minimal.
  2. You should excel in different areas. Stanford not only considers your academics but also considers other qualities beyond your academic scores. They look for students who will bring a positive impact on the world. E.g. in extracurricular activities.
  3. Be great in a specific area. Stanford admits students who are great in one specific area and sets them apart from other students. The institution is looking for students who will succeed in the future by doing an extraordinary activity.

Scholarship/ financial services

Stanford offers financial aids to the needy student. The scholarship is provided on your educational cost and it is viewed as a partnership between the student, his family, and the university.  Students are eligible for the scholarship after careful review of family’s financial capabilities.

Courses offered

Stanford offers various courses in the School of Business, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Humanities and Sciences, Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences. These courses include;

  1. Advanced MATLAB for Scientific Computing.
  2. Building Information Modeling Workshop
  3. Principles of Computer Systems
  4. Programming Methodology
  5. Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  6. Client-side Internet Technologies
  7. Principles and Models of Semiconductor Devices
  8. The Fourier Transform and Its Applications
  9. Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems
  10. Digital Signal Processing
  11. Computer Science
  12. Visit website to get more courses.

Dates/ deadlines

Applications for undergraduate, graduate and high school students are ongoing for 2018 summer session. Application deadlines are based on the type of student.

Rolling Admission Dates Round 1 (Closed) Round 2 (closed) International students Veterans
Open date March 2, 2018 December 2017 February 2, 2018 March 2, 2018 December 2017
Completion date May 1, 2018 February 1, 2018 March 1, 2018 March 23, 2018 March 1, 2018
Decision Release date May 15, 2018 March 1, 2018 March 29, 2018 Rolling March 29, 2018
Acceptance completion dates May 25, 2018 March 15, 2018 April 12, 2018 April 27, 2018 April 12, 2018

Autumn session

student Enrollment Deadline
Domestic students August 1, 2018 September 15, 2018
International students August 15, 2018 September 15, 2018

Hence, just like that of the SAT, Stanford university likely doesn’t have a hard ACT marks cutoff, but if at all you score too low marks, your entrance application will be tossed into the trash. Stay tuned with us to get latest updates on “How would your chances to get admission into Stanford will improve with a better score?”

Also Read: Admission to MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)