I'm sure there's some truth to that, cptofthehouse. It's also true to an extent at our peer schools, all of whom like to maxmize diversity and have students from all 50 states as well as many foreign countries. So while they'll have a good representation of students from their own region, they also want to include people from all over.
moltobene, the great thing about Stanford is that we can go toe to toe with MIT and Caltech on the quant side, but we also excel at the full range of university offerings. MIT and Caltech are amazing tech institutes but neither can match the across-the-board breadth and depth of Stanford. Every year quanty people here discover interests in many areas new to them. We also have unique interdisciplinary majors that integrate both quantitative and humanities areas, for those of us who want both. : )