Stanford class size question

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  1. vyc

    vyc Senior Member

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    (i know i'm obsessing...)

    but i think stanford is very strict on having their class size be exactly 83 or something.

    how do they do that?
    do they just send out exactly 83 acceptances initially? or?
     
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  3. brandonite

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    They send out what they call the 'historical minimum' number of acceptances required to fill a class. I think that's 174. After they've sent out 174 acceptances, they put people on a 'first alternate' list, waitlist, or reject. The 'first alternate' list means that they are on a high-priority waitlist, and if they don't get in this year, they are automatically given a spot in next year's class.

    There's a link that someone posted to SDN about a month ago going over all of Stanford's admissions info in great detail. I must have it bookmarked at work, because I don't see it here. You can't get to it from their website - it looks to be some kind of report someone wrote... I'll try to remember to post it again tomorrow from work.
     
  4. Dr. Corday

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by brandonite:
    <strong>They send out what they call the 'historical minimum' number of acceptances required to fill a class. I think that's 174. After they've sent out 174 acceptances, they put people on a 'first alternate' list, waitlist, or reject. The 'first alternate' list means that they are on a high-priority waitlist, and if they don't get in this year, they are automatically given a spot in next year's class.

    There's a link that someone posted to SDN about a month ago going over all of Stanford's admissions info in great detail. I must have it bookmarked at work, because I don't see it here. You can't get to it from their website - it looks to be some kind of report someone wrote... I'll try to remember to post it again tomorrow from work.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I didn't know about the "first alternate list". Please post the thread if you find it, thanks!
     
  5. brandonite

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    I did a search, and found it, and bumped the thread up.

    It's called "Stanford Admissions Data".
     
  6. vyc

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    thanks brandonite!
     

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