Happy Holidays from all of us in the Stanford Office of Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid! Stanford University offices will be closed December 20, 2014 through January 4, 2015. All offices will reopen January 5, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. (Pacific time).
The freshman class is beginning to take shape, with acceptance offers sent to high school students from 47 states and 31 countries. Stanford has sent acceptance letters to 743 high school students who sought admission to the Class of 2019 under the university’s early admission program, the Office of Undergraduate Admission announced today.
Here, it is possible to live next door to someone for an entire year before discovering that they are the world champion of tetris, or gave a TED Talk, or managed a hedge fund back in high school. This is what I love about my classmates – despite their accomplishments, they are some of the most humble and down-to-earth people I know. Their accomplishments often go under the rug, unnoticed, and unearthed only by some serious search engine legwork.
Freshmen at Stanford sometimes wish that they were more connected with upperclassmen. In my first quarter here, I’ve discovered a class that has helped me reach out to older students while teaching me incredibly valuable skills.