Why are there so many Californians at Stanford?

<p>Do they have to take a certain number of Californians or is it just because more CA's apply?</p>

<p>probably because more californians apply, and it's essentially one of the best colleges on the west coast (and a lot of us like to stay in california and away from cold dreary winters on the east coast)</p>

<p>There aren't any other elite schools within a couple thousand miles, except Berkeley and Caltech.</p>