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Stanford University - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Undergraduate admission
- A holistic review process evaluates academic excellence, intellectual vitality and personal context of each applicant.
- Restrictive Early Action application deadline is November 1.
- Regular Decision application deadline is January 3.

Freshman are admitted to the university, not to the School of Engineering.

Applicants are required to complete either the SAT or ACT plus writing and it is strongly recommended that students also take at least two SAT Subjects Tests. We recommend Math Level 2 as one of these tests; the other test can be in any subject of your choosing.

Applicants need two letters of recommendation from high school teachers and a secondary school report from a counselor or other school administrator.

The application includes one essay from the Common Application and short essays or questions from the Stanford Supplement.

For detailed requirements and advice, see

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Students declare majors by the end of the second year. All majors are open to all undergrads. There are no special admissions requirements for engineering.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

The application process is the same for all applicants regardless of citizenship or country of residence.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), although not required, is strongly recommended for non-native speakers of English.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

The application process is the same for all applicants regardless of citizenship or country of residence.

Residency Requirements

Transfer students are required to complete at least two years of full time enrollment at Stanford in order to obtain a bachelor's degree.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students are admitted to the university. They may declare any major. Transfer applicants have the same test requirements and essays as freshmen applicants. The two letters normally come from college instructors, rather than high school teachers.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 25
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 14