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What % get waitlisted at Stanford?

tomorrowtomorrow Registered User Posts: 93 Junior Member
edited December 2009 in Stanford University
First of all, I'm pretty sure this is wrong?
Mathacle Blog: 85 admitted off waitlist at Stanford
85 seems like a really big number of students...
And then I see this:
and I'm really confused.
How many people get offered the waitlist in the spring? Out of all the people who accept the waitlist, how many people actually get in?
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Replies to: What % get waitlisted at Stanford?

  • CanaryKCanaryK Registered User Posts: 488 Member
    Part of your url is censored! Ahahaah I find that really amusing for some reason.
    I have no clue about waitlists, sorry :(
    Just focus on getting in, not getting on the waitlist, you'll be fine :D
  • ForeverZeroForeverZero Registered User Posts: 804 Member
    The use of the waitlist varies a lot from year to year, depending on the yield. Some years there are none accepted from the waitlist, and some years there are many. Last year there were 85, which was higher than usual because of a very low admit rate.
  • phantasmagoricphantasmagoric Registered User Posts: 2,200 Senior Member
    According to Stanford's common data set:

    Number of qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 1,354

    Number of wait-listed students who accepted a place on the list: 934

    Number of wait-listed students admitted: 127

    Stanford University: Common Data Set 2009-2010

    This is for the class of 2013. I think 85 was the original number of students admitted from the waitlist, before more were.
  • ewhoewho Registered User Posts: 1,397 Senior Member
    For Class of 2013 at HYPSM:

    Yield, Admitted, Matriculated , Acceptance Rate, School, Comments
    76.5%, 2175, 1663, 7.5%, Harvard, ......... 127 from the waitlist
    69.9%, 2427, 1696, 8%, Stanford, ............127 from the waitlist
    66.8%, 1958, 1307, 7.5%, Yale, ...............7 from the waitlist
    63.9%, 1675, 1071, 10.7%, MIT, .............. 78 from the waitlist
    58.9%, 2209, 1301, 10.1%, Princeton, .............59 from the waitlist
  • sunfiresunfire Registered User Posts: 171 Junior Member
    wow... Yale admitted basically nobody off the waitlist??
  • ewhoewho Registered User Posts: 1,397 Senior Member
    For class of 2012, Stanford got nobody from the waitlist.
  • Secret Asian ManSecret Asian Man Registered User Posts: 2,497 Senior Member
    Well think about it, the waitlist is only there in the event that they overestimate yield for that year, if they get it perfect then they don't have any reason to admit anybody from the waitlist. Prior to last year Stanford underestimated yield and had slightly overcrowded freshman classes.
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