The number of applications for this fall's freshman class at Stanford University -- at 34,200 -- have set another record, the university said today.
Applications for the class of 2015 surged 7 percent over last year's 32,022 applications for the class of 2014, which was also a record.
The figures represent the combined number of students who apply to be freshmen at Stanford, under both "regular" and "restrictive early action" programs.
Last spring, Stanford offered admission to 2,300 students, including 753 who were admitted through the university's early action program. Admitted students represented just 7.2 percent of all applicants.
The size of Stanford's freshman class – those who ultimately enroll – is about 1,700, according to the College Board.
Stanford undergraduate applications have been on an upward trajectory for some time, going from 22,333 in 2006, to 23,958 in 2007, to 25,299 in 2008 to 30,429 in 2009, according to university records.