Front to the Future: Why Stanford is the Most Sought After University

If you haven’t been keeping up with Admissions Rates, Stanford has the most selective undergraduate University rate in the United States, if not the world. This past year, Stanford admitted
1,402 high school seniors for Stanford’s Class of 2019, in addition to the 742 early action students accepted in December… At 5.05 percent, this year’s undergraduate admissions rate is the lowest in Stanford’s history, only slightly lower than last year’s rate of 5.07 percent.”

The decrease in admissions rate follows the trend of increasing selectivity in recent years. The university admitted 5.7 percent of applicants in 2013 and 6.6 percent in 2012.

However, today’s post isn’t about how selective Stanford has become, but why so many students are denied and why so many students want to enter and become a Stanford graduate.

After viewing the above video (hopefully, our mainlanders have vpn’s and can watch it), you should think to yourself “Wow!  I could do that.”  Well, Stanford empowers and even advertises the fact they empower students to build on their ideas and launch them into our world.  Stanford breeds “problem solvers” who start from anything from “hungry” to “brilliant” and then teaches and allows them to truly maximize the educational experience so they can contribute to society.  Their goals are not to just wave their pedigree around saying they graduated from the Top University in the world.

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In 2016, Google.com earned $66 billion in revenue based off a business that is approximately 16 years old.  The founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, both Stanford graduates, have generated basically 2/3’s the revenue generated by it’s predecessor Microsoft in a little over 1/3 the time it took Microsoft to do it (Microsoft IPO’d in 1986, Google IPO’d in 2004).  Before Brin and Page founded Google, Jerry Yang was considered Stanford’s tech whiz kid having taken Yahoo to the heights of the tech sector in both the financial markets and also in some minds, the technology realm.  If you pay attention to the VC or Tech community, you will know WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Sun Microsystems, Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard ,  Electronic Arts, and TechCrunch to name a few.  The founders and CEO’s of these leading companies were all Stanford Alumni.

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“…companies founded by Stanford alumni generate more than $2.7 trillion in annual revenue, equivalent to the 10th-largest economy in the world.”

It’s not just about being engineers or savvy business people.  Stanford graduates litter the fields of Film, TV, Politics, and every discipline of Academia possible.

If you understood the reference in the title of “Front to the Future.”  You would have realized it was a play on the title of the movie that the video came from: “Back to the Future.”  The 20th anniversary of this American and World Cult Classic is next month in December.

Well, thinking about it, Stanford is clearly not going “back,” but paving the way “Front-wards” and helping many future alumni build the “future.”

If you would like help in trying to become one of their future alumni, speak to our incredible Admissions Consulting department who has possibly the highest admissions rate of any department in Asia.