Interesting look behind the scenes at Stanford's admissions process.
A couple of highlights:
95% of applicants, including 69% of applicants with perfect SAT scores are denied admission
"Of course academic credentials are important, but we're also looking for evidence that this young person has a passion, that he or she will bring something to our community that is unique. We want to hear a 'voice'—that's a critical component." - Stanford Dean of Admission Richard Shaw