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Tuition & Fees

$47,940

$47,940

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

52%

48%

male

female

1
4

teacher

students

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Extremely Selective

5%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,140
Declined + 40,357
Total Received 42,497
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Private (nonprofit)

6,999

undergraduate students

9,771

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Computer Science
  2. Human Biology
  3. Engineering
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Codes

SAT 4704
ACT 0434

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
72%
600-699
24%
500-599
4%
700-800
78%
600-699
20%
500-599
2%
700-800
74%
600-699
22%
500-599
4%
30-36
91%
24-29
8%
18-23
1%
30-36
82%
24-29
17%
18-23
1%
30-36
87%
24-29
12%
18-23
1%
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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.

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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 16,770
Established in 1885
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Stanford, CA

8,180-acre campus near Palo Alto (population: 66,642), 20 miles from San Jose and 30 miles from San Francisco; domestic branch campuses in Monterey Bay, CA, New York City, and Washington, DC. Served by bus; major airports serve San Francisco and San Jose; train serves Palo Alto.

Stanford University
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
93%
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 20% of male students
 
14 sororities 20% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
96%
Top 1/4
99%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
72%
600-699
24%
500-599
4%
700-800
78%
600-699
20%
500-599
2%
700-800
74%
600-699
22%
500-599
4%
30-36
91%
24-29
8%
18-23
1%
30-36
82%
24-29
17%
18-23
1%
30-36
87%
24-29
12%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $90
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 3
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

5%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,140
Declined + 40,357
Total Received 42,497

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

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Admissions Contact

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

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,557,064
State $3,256,763
Institutional $129,855,337
Other external $4,496,592
Total $144,165,756

Non-need-based

Federal $720,081
State $18,307
Institutional $1,129,137
Other external $5,133,954
Total $7,001,479

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, Northern Pacific Field Hockey Conference, Pacific-12 Conference (Football I-A)
Mascot
Tree
School colors
cardinal and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Food Research
Aeronautics/Astronautics
Aeronautics/Astronautics Engineering
African Studies
African-American Studies
African-American/African Studies
American Studies
Anthropological Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Engineering Physics
Applied Physics
Archaeology
Architectural Design
Art
Art History
Art History/Humanities
Art Studio
Art/Humanities
Asian American Studies
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
Community Health/Prevention Research
Comparative Literature
Comparative Literature/Humanities
Comparative Studies in Race/Ethnicity
Computational/Mathematical Engineering
Computer Science
Cultural/Social Anthropology
Design
Developmental Biology
Documentary Film/Video
Drama
Drama/Humanities
Earth Sciences
Earth System Science
Earth Systems
Earth/Energy/Environmental Sciences
East Asian Studies
East Asian Studies/Education
Economics
Education
Education/Humanities
Electrical Engineering
Energy Resources Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Physics
English
English/Humanities
Environment/Resources
Environmental Earth System Science
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Systems Engineering
Epidemiology
Feminist Studies
Film/Media Studies
Financial Mathematics
Food Research
French
French/Humanities
French/Italian
Genetics
Geological Sciences
Geological/Environmental Sciences
Geophysics
German Studies
German Studies/Humanities
Germanic Studies
Health Policy
Health Services Research
History
History/Humanities
Human Biology
Human Genetics/Genetic Counseling
Humanities
Iberian/Latin American Cultures
Immunology
Individualized Program
Industrial Engineering
Interdisciplinary Program
Interdisciplinary Program/Environment/Resource
International Policy Studies
International Relations
Italian
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Laboratory Animal Science
Latin American Studies
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
Neurobiology
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
Stem Cell Biology/Regenerative Medicine
Structural Biology
Symbolic Systems
Theatre/Performance Studies
Urban Studies
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Undergraduate

42%

6,999
students

Female
48%
3,333

Male
52%
3,666

Graduate

58%

9,771
students

Female
38%
3,690

Male
62%
6,081

undergraduateFull-time

%

6,999
students

Female
48%
3,333

Male
52%
3,666

undergraduatePart-time

Not reported

Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
37%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
10%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

0%

Transfer applicants accepted

75%

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

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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
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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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
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Singapore
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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