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MS Admission Statistics

The admissions committee compares applications to our department based on academic preparation, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, GRE scores, and work experience (if any). We carefully choose our admitted applicants based on the above criteria, and we review our decisions to ensure broad diversity in our student population.

The following data represents the academic profile of admitted students. These numbers are not the sole basis of our admissions process. Our diverse student body includes over 200 students from around the world, each with unique qualities that enrich our community.





MS applicants admitted

10% 14% 15%

Average TOEFL score

114/120 110/120 111/120

Average GRE Verbal score

164/170 159/170 161/170

Average GRE Quantitative score

167/170 163/170 166/170

Average GRE Analytical Writing score

4.5/6 4.5/6 4.5/6

Average undergraduate GPA

3.84/4.00 3.78/4.00 3.81/4.00

NOTE: This data is based on the average of all admitted applicants, except for coterminal (i.e. current Stanford undergraduate) applicants.