Now getting admission in one of the world's most prestigious universities- Stanford University- has become tougher. For a third year in a row, it became more difficult to get into Stanford University, with the school extending offers to just seven percent of applicants, down from 7.2 percent last year.
The university has recently announced that it accepted 2,427 of the 34,348 high school students worldwide who applied for a spot in the Class of 2015. This number is inclusive of 754 applicants who were accepted in December through Stanford's "early action" programme.
However, despite a drop in number of applications the quality has gone high. Speaking to the media, Richard Shaw, dean of admission and financial aid, said, "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."
The admission criteria to Stanford University has become stringent and only best of the best students will get admission there. Last year, Stanford received 32,022 applications and admitted just 2,300. The university in 2009 extended offers to 7.6 percent of the roughly 30,000 students who applied.
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