When I first came to Stanford, I thought I had it all figured out. My life was governed by a set of expectations and beliefs that I had built up slowly over time, in much the same way that we rationalize the universe through scientific laws that have stood the test of time. As a senior looking back on my little freshman self, I am amazed at how many of these conceptions – having planted themselves upon the doormat of Stanford – were promptly blown off their feet. Here I present to you the ten most spectacularly rejected ones.
It’s the start of a new year here on the Farm, and that means new classes, new dorms, and a big switch from life at home during the summer with family to life on campus surrounded by amazing students and faculty.
The Stanford Office of Undergraduate Admission will begin releasing decision emails to transfer applicants on Monday, May 12 at 3:00 p.m. (Pacific time). Decision emails will be sent to the email address provided in the student’s Common Application.
Stanford, which has offered admission to 2,138 high school students for the Class of 2018, received a record 42,167 applications from around the world.