Unfortunately, with Stanford, GPA and MCAT don't workout as good predictors of acceptance. If they want to, they can fill their entire class (88 seats) with 40+/3.9+ applicants. Luckily, however, they don't. If you don't believe me, take a look at the profile tots
Stanford's acceptance rate of 2.8%, is second only to Mayo's 2.1%. So, I would say everybody starts with a 2.8% chance. Once you get an interview, for which you will have ~5.7% chance, your chances of an acceptance may be 42% (if you are a in-state applicant) or 47% (if you are an out-of-state applicant).
Given all that, chancing yourself against Stanford does you no good. As they say, you have to be in it to win it. Therefore, if you do get a good MCAT score, by all means, do apply. Just keep your expectations low and you will be happy when it all works out.
Originally Posted by mom2collegekids
I know that Stanford is private, but does it give any priority to Calif applicants??? Just curious.
No, it doesn't.
Originally Posted by texaspg
They seem to have close to 50% in state admits with close to 40% applicants being instate?
Stanford's in-state acceptance rate, as I pointed above, is worse than it's OOS acceptance rate. The fact that they end up with those percentages is more of a reflection of their relative (IS vs. OOS) yields. The OOS gunners who are capable of getting into Stanford eventually end up at their local top schools.