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Stanford Waitlist

tototottototot Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
edited June 2013 in Stanford University
I actually predict the yield to be as last year (may be a bit higher). A person from Stanford's undergrad office told me that until now, about 1710 have accepted Stanford's offer of admission. The number will obviously increase in the following weeks; therefore, I predict Stanford will not admit any student off the wait-list. I advise all waitlisted students to not deal with the agony of staying in the waitlist and in the end, like last year, no one is accepted.
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  • alexissssalexissss Registered User Posts: 2,177 Senior Member
    Oh, well.

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  • AustroHungarianAustroHungarian Registered User Posts: 346 Member
    There isn't any harm in staying and waiting, as long as you don't get your hopes up too much.

    Best of luck to you all!
  • stanford78stanford78 Registered User Posts: 255 Junior Member
    If the yield (expressed as a ratio of matriculating students/admission offers) is the same as last year (or maybe a "bit higher"), then there will be significantly fewer than 1700 students accepting their offers.

    If tototot's "intel" is correct, by less than half way to the deadline, Stanford will already have exceeded their yield from last year (about 72%) by over 5% (or a 7% increase in their yield) and be well on their way to an even larger freshman class than the Class of 2016 - which was already the largest in history.

    So I question the accuracy of the intel - plus I'm not convinced someone from "the undergrad office" [whatever that is] would share that sort of information - or even have it . I also note the this was the OP's first CC post.

    If you've been offered a spot of the waitlist and Stanford is where you want to go, accept your spot and stick to it. But you must heed the admonition given to all waitlist offerees - accept and send in your deposit to one of the schools to which you have been offered admission. Don't count on getting off the waitlist.

    Keep hope alive!
  • tototottototot Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Actually, the officer told me that they may have a larger freshmen class than last year hinted by the current information. Furthermore, the information she shared with me is not that confidential since it is the only the number of students accepting the offer. I actually just came here based on personal experience with my friend who got waitlisted last year. Ultimately, he was demoralized.
  • stanford78stanford78 Registered User Posts: 255 Junior Member
    Tototot - What I found strange (and kind of reprehensible) is why you would advise anyone who wants to go to Stanford who has been offered a place on the waitlist (a very select group) not to take it or to withdraw after having done so. Might you yourself be on the waitlist? Thining the herd?
  • collegedad2013collegedad2013 - Posts: 241 Junior Member
    I echo what stanford78 said

    I don't believe that anyone would disclose the number of acceptances they currently have.
  • AustroHungarianAustroHungarian Registered User Posts: 346 Member
    Yea, seems pretty sketchy.
  • tototottototot Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    I am currently a college sophomore. There is no 'thining the herd' situation in here, since the same thing last year will 99.99% is gonna happen based on the current information. Again, I came here based on my personal experience with my friend last year who hanged on to the last minute but got rejected and was VERY sad.
  • stanford78stanford78 Registered User Posts: 255 Junior Member
    Only time time will tell.
  • Laf1980Laf1980 Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    Have to agree with stanford78 on this issue. My S, who will be an RA next year has spoken about the large class sizes for both the Classes of 2015 and 2016. Thus, they offered admission to 9% fewer applicants this year than from previous years. Plus, how could they have already met their target class size before Admit weekend? I would agree that those admits who targeted Stanford as their first choice would have already committed. But there are plenty of cross admits with the Ivys who have not yet made their decision. Way too early to tell with only half the month gone, but unless their yield percentage goes up, the class will be under enrolled, and the waitlist utilized. The only other catch is that the University decides to keep a smaller class due to the strain on resources caused by the expanded size of the two previous classes. If I had to guess, and it is purely a guess, I believe that a small number of people will get off the waitlist.
  • stanford78stanford78 Registered User Posts: 255 Junior Member
    I agree with Laf1980 - as I "predicted" it will be about managing class size. But I bet they still try to hit 1700 - at $50,000+ per that's money otherwise left on the table.
  • stanford78stanford78 Registered User Posts: 255 Junior Member
    I just heard from a fairly well-placed and usually reliable source that Stanford's decision to reduce their pool of admitted applicants was intentionally designed to decrease the size of the incoming freshman class to accommodate for the last couple of years of high yield and over-subscription. So, my guess is the class of 2017 ends up around 1650 or maybe fewer. With a somewhat higher yield than last year's record and the historically low number of admits, they'll hit that number with minimal need to go to the waitlist.
  • CantConcentrateCantConcentrate Registered User Posts: 2,552 Senior Member
    I guess we'll just wait and see.
  • cc2468cc2468 Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    does anyone know if we should send in 2nd semester senior year grades, or if they would request them for consideration?
  • pinkie12pinkie12 Registered User Posts: 124 Junior Member
    stanford said something about updating waitlisted students mid-May (I think May 15 earliest)-- what will this update be? notification of whether you're in, or whether they will need/ won't need more waitlisted students?
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