Stanford emailed acceptance letters Friday to roughly 13 percent of the high school students who sought admission to the Class of 2016 under the university's early action program.The 755 students were selected from a pool of 5,880 candidates. Last year, the university received a record 5,929 applications.
"We continue to attract an exceptional number of highly competitive candidates and we are honored by the interest they have shown in Stanford," said Richard Shaw, dean of admission and financial aid, in a statement.
Students who are accepted through the early action program may consider their other college options before responding, according to the university.
Stanford notified program applicants of its decisions -- admitted, denied or deferred to the regular decision round -- by email Friday afternoon.
The university said it reserves most of the spaces in its freshman class for students who apply under its regular decision program. More than 28,000 students are expected to apply for admission by Jan. 1.
Students admitted under either program have until May 1 to accept Stanford University's offer.