The Stanford Review published an excellent piece in our last issue by sophomore Danny Chrichton on this year’s record-low admit rate.
My favorite quote:
Unfortunately for applicants, the entering class size is not keeping pace with the increasing number of students seeking to enter Stanford’s gates. Due to the economic crisis and commensurate endowment losses, Stanford actually decreased the target size of the incoming freshman class to 1630. While this number returns the freshman class to its historical size, it is far fewer than the entering classes of the past two years (1722 in 2007 and 1703 last year).