close

Search

Tuition & Fees

$46,257

$46,257

not including room and board

More Financial Details

Extremely Selective

5%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,208
Declined + 36,620
Total Received 38,828
More Admissions Details

undergraduateRatios

53%

47%

male

female

1  :  5

teacher

students

More Student Details

Most Popular Majors

  1. Computer Science
  2. Human Biology
  3. Engineering
More Majors

School Facts

Stanford, founded in 1885, is a private research university located in Northern California 30 miles south of San Francisco. Its 8,180-acre campus is located in Stanford, California.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 18,136
Established in 1885
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

People Who Liked This School Also Liked…

Name Location
Harvard University Cambridge, MA
Princeton University Princeton, NJ
Columbia University New York, NY
Cornell University Ithaca, NY
Brown University Providence, RI
New York University New York, NY
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
University of Chicago Chicago, IL
University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
See All School Suggestions for You

Codes

SAT 4704
ACT 0434

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

7,061

undergraduate students

11,075

graduate students

More Student Details
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
69%
600-699
27%
500-599
4%
700-800
77%
600-699
21%
500-599
2%
700-800
72%
600-699
25%
500-599
3%
30-36
87%
24-29
12%
18-23
1%
30-36
83%
24-29
16%
18-23
1%
30-36
86%
24-29
13%
18-23
1%
More Admissions Details

Stanford, CA

--°F

sat sun mon tue wed
-- -- -- -- --
-- -- -- -- --
More Stanford Details

Fun Facts

  • In 1885, Jane and Leland Stanford founded Stanford University in memory of their only son, Leland Stanford, Jr., who died the previous year of typhoid fever at the age of 15.
  • President Henry Hoover met his wife, Lou, as a senior at Stanford University.

Like college facts? Check out the Amazing College Fact Machine to see more.

Feed The Machine The Amazing College Fact Machine

Virtual Tour

Stanford University

Take the Tour!

Stanford, CA

8,180-acre campus near Palo Alto (population: 66,363), 20 miles from San José and 30 miles from San Francisco; branch campuses in Washington, DC, and Monterey Bay, CA. Served by bus; major airports serve San Francisco and San José; train serves Palo Alto.

Stanford University
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
91%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
16 fraternities 24% of male students
 
14 sororities 28% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
96%
Top 1/4
100%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
69%
600-699
27%
500-599
4%
700-800
77%
600-699
21%
500-599
2%
700-800
72%
600-699
25%
500-599
3%
30-36
87%
24-29
12%
18-23
1%
30-36
83%
24-29
16%
18-23
1%
30-36
86%
24-29
13%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $90
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

5%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,208
Declined + 36,620
Total Received 38,828

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Admissions Contact

Richard Shaw
Dean of Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid
P: 650 723-2091
F: 650 723-6050
admission@stanford.edu

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,356,478
State $3,422,443
Institutional $126,528,154
Other external $4,755,533
Total $141,062,608

Non-need-based

Federal $842,765
State $51,378
Institutional $572,473
Other external $4,722,555
Total $6,189,171

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
fencing
field hockey
football
golf
gymnastics
lacrosse
sailing
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (Division I), Northern Pacific Field Hockey Conference (Division I), Pacific-12 Conference (Division I, football I-A)
Mascot
Tree
School colors
cardinal and white
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Aeronautics/Astronautics
Aeronautics/Astronautics Engineering
African-American Studies
African-American/African Studies
American Studies
Anthropological Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Physics
Archaeology
Architectural Design
Art
Art History
Art Studio
Art/Humanities
Asian American Studies
Asian Languages
Atmospheric/Energy Engineering
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Biological Sciences
Biology
Biomechanical Engineering
Biomedical Computation
Biomedical Informatics
Biophysics
Business
Business Research
Cancer Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemical/Systems Biology
Chemistry
Chicana/Chicano Studies
Chinese
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Classics
Classics/Humanities
Communication
Communications
Comparative Literature
Comparative Studies in Race/Ethnicity
Computational/Mathematical Engineering
Computer Science
Cultural/Social Anthropology
Developmental Biology
Documentary Film/Video
Drama
Drama/Humanities
Earth Sciences
Earth Systems
East Asian Studies
Economics
Education
Education/Humanities
Electrical Engineering
Energy Resources Engineering
Engineering
English
English/Humanities
Environment/Resources
Environmental Engineering
Epidemiology
Feminist Studies
Film/Media Studies
Financial Mathematics
French
French/Humanities
French/Italian
Genetics
Geological/Environmental Sciences
Geophysics
German Studies
German Studies/Humanities
Germanic Studies
Health Services Research
History
Human Biology
Humanities
Humanities/Science
Iberian/Latin American Cultures
Immunology
Individualized Program
Industrial Engineering
Interdisciplinary Program
Interdisciplinary Program/Environment/Resource
International Policy Studies
International Relations
Italian
Japanese
Law
Liberal Arts
Linguistics
Management
Management Science/Engineering
Management Studies
Management/Science/Engineering
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematical/Computational Science
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Information Sciences
Medical Sciences
Medicine
Microbiology/Immunology
Modern Thought/Literature
Modern Thought/Literature/Humanities
Molecular Pharmacology
Molecular/Cellular Physiology
Music
Music/Humanities
Native American Studies
Neuroscience
Neurosciences
Petroleum Engineering
Philosophy
Philosophy/Humanities
Physics
Political Science
Product Design
Psychology
Public Policy
Religious Studies
Religious Studies/Humanities
Russian
Russian/Eastern European Studies
Science/Technology/Society
Scientific Computing/Computational Mathematics
Slavic Languages/Literature
Slavic Languages/Literatures/Humanities
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish/Humanities
Statistics
Structural Biology
Symbolic Systems
Urban Studies
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Undergraduate

39%

7,061
students

Female
47%
3,332

Male
53%
3,729

Graduate

61%

11,075
students

Female
41%
4,525

Male
59%
6,550

undergraduateFull-time

98%

6,980
students

Female
47%
3,274

Male
53%
3,706

undergraduatePart-time

2%

81
students

Female
72%
58

Male
28%
23

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
28%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

1%

Transfer applicants accepted

84%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

90

quarter hours

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

98%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 90
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Singapore
South Korea
Thailand
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Lists & Rankings

^ TOP