|By Leely888 (Leely888) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 02:20 pm: Edit|
I read on the Stanford page that about 41% of the admitted students are from the state of California. Does that mean that CA residents have a better chance to get in or is it just that more Californians happened to apply?
|By Masterchris (Masterchris) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 03:22 pm: Edit|
CA residents have an 8% admission rate, while out of state has slightly higher. It is harder for CA people because so many apply and Stanford wants to make sure it stays under 45%.
|By Leely888 (Leely888) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 06:48 pm: Edit|
oh i c, where do u get such information from?
|By Entropicgirl (Entropicgirl) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 10:02 pm: Edit|
...or MAYBE Stanford doesn't have any sinister agenda. Maybe it's just that everyone and their mom who lives in CA applies to Stanford...honestly, kids with 1000-1100 sorts of SATs apply just for the heck of it, especially where I live (maybe 2 hours away).
|By Stanfordnualum (Stanfordnualum) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 01:56 pm: Edit|
Stanford doesn't give preference to Californians. 12% of the US population reside in Cal. California also has probably the youngest population, so the percentage of high school seniors who are Califorlians should be even higher than 12%. Keeping this in mind and given the location of Stanford and its reputation in the west, it's not hard to imagine probably over 40% of the applicants are from California.
That's not really that much different from Harvard having 40% or whatever from the Northest states.
|By Masterchris (Masterchris) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 04:33 pm: Edit|
I read it last year somewhere. I wish I still had the article, but it is from the class of 2006.
|By Leely888 (Leely888) on Sunday, August 01, 2004 - 01:45 am: Edit|
I have been hearing so many contradicting facts about this, some say Californians get a better chance, some say it doesn't matter, and some say they get a lower chance...?
|By Leely888 (Leely888) on Sunday, August 01, 2004 - 01:46 am: Edit|
but I guess I'll just assume and hope that the middle one what is really true
|By Jason (Jason) on Sunday, August 01, 2004 - 07:04 am: Edit|
Californians do NOT have an advantage in the admissions process. The geographic breakdown of Stanford students reflects the breakdown of the applicant pool. It does not imply a preference for in-state applicants.
MasterChris has it right.
Report an offensive message on this page E-mail this page to a friend
|Posting is currently disabled in this topic. Contact your discussion moderator for more information.|
|Administrator's Control Panel -- Board Moderators Only|