Stanford University has selected 754 students for early admission from a record number of early applicants for its undergraduate class of 2015, the university announced.
Stanford notified all early applicants of its decisions -- admitted, denied or deferred to the regular-decision round -- by e-mail Friday afternoon (Dec. 10).
Some 5,929 students -- a new record for Stanford -- had applied for the non-binding early action program, Stanford said.
The university said it expects to have more than 26,000 applications by the "regular admission" deadline of Jan. 1, 2011.
"We continue to attract an exceptional number of highly competitive candidates and we are honored by the interest they have shown in Stanford," Richard Shaw, dean of admission and financial aid, said.
Students admitted under both the early and regular programs have until May 1, 2011, to decide whether to take up the university's offer.
In 2010, Stanford admitted 2,340 of 32,022 applicants for the class of 2014. Of those admitted, 1,674 enrolled as freshmen this past September.
Of the 999 students placed on an "unranked" waiting list for the class of 2014, 773 elected to remain on the list and 40 eventually were admitted, the university reported.