Stanford University’s 5% acceptance rate for the incoming Class of 2018 is the lowest ever for a competitive American college, according to The New York Times.
This marks the second year in a row that Stanford is the most selective college in the country, a title that was traditionally held by Harvard until last year.
Stanford accepted 2,138 of the 42,167 student applicants for the Class of 2018. Last year, the university recieved 38,828 applications and admitted 2,209 students, posting a 5.7% acceptance rate.
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