Stanford University sent notification letters Friday, March 30, to high school students around the world on its admission decisions for the undergraduate Class of 2016.
The university has offered admission to 2,427 applicants -- about 6.6 percent of the record-breaking applicant pool of 36,631. That 2,427 includes 755 applicants who were accepted Dec. 9, 2011, through Stanford's non-binding early action program.
Admitted students have until May 1 to accept or reject the university's offer.
In recent years, about 70 percent of students admitted to Stanford have chosen to enroll, a "yield rate" second only to that of Harvard University, the Stanford Daily has reported.
For the current freshman class -- the Class of 2015 -- Stanford admitted 7 percent of the 34,348 applicants, 754 of them under the early action program.
"Stanford has been exceedingly fortunate to attract a simply amazing group of applicants from all over the world," Richard Shaw, Stanford's dean of admission and financial aid, said in a statement.
"In our review, we were humbled by the exceptional accomplishments of those candidates who have been admitted as well as the competitive strength of all of the applicants," he said.