Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$56,169

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
79%
600-699
18%
500-599
2%
700-800
86%
600-699
12%
500-599
2%
30-36
88%
24-29
10%
18-23
1%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

5

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

4%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,062
Declined 45,436
Total Received 47,498
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Private

6,996

undergraduate students

10,253

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Stanford, founded in 1885, is a private research university. Its 8,180-acre campus is located in Stanford, California.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 17,249
Established in 1891
Coeducational Coeducational

8,180-acre campus near Palo Alto (population: 67,178), 20 miles from San Jose and 30 miles from San Francisco; domestic branch campuses in Monterey Bay, New York City, and Washington, DC. Served by bus; major airports serve San Francisco and San Jose; train serves Palo Alto.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: San Francisco, San Jose
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: San Francisco International

Stanford University
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA
94305

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
93%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Ram's Head (theatre club)
  • Axe Committee (athletic support)
  • Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students
  • Asian-American Student Association
  • Stanford Daily

Top Events

  • Big Game
  • Gaities
  • Fountain Hopping

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
98%
Top 1/4
100%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
79%
600-699
18%
500-599
2%
700-800
86%
600-699
12%
500-599
2%
30-36
88%
24-29
10%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $90
Application deadline January 3
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.96

Extremely Selective

4%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,062
Declined 45,436
Total Received 47,498

Admissions Factors

Very Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

70%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$6,211

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $55,473
Room & board $17,255
Additional fees $696
Books & supplies $1,290
Other fees $3,504
Total $78,218
Average Financial Aid - $6,211
Total with Avg. Aid $72,007
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Fencing
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Rowing
Sailing
Sand volleyball
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, climbing, cycling, equestrian sports, hurling, ice hockey, judo, lacrosse, polo, racquetball, rugby, running, skiing, soccer, squash, swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

archery, badminton, basketball, cheerleading, climbing, cycling, equestrian sports, hurling, judo, lacrosse, polo, rugby, running, skiing, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I
NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology
Archeology
Area Studies, Other
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian-American Studies
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biometry/Biometrics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering, General
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
German Studies
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
Industrial Engineering
Industrial and Product Design
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Materials Science
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music, General
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other
Petroleum Engineering
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Science, Technology and Society
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Systems Engineering
Systems Science and Theory
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

17,249

total students

39.1%

in-state

60.9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

41%

6,996
students

Female
50%
3,528

Male
50%
3,468

59%

10,253
students

Female
42%
4,260

Male
58%
5,993

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

100%

6,996
students

Female
51%
3,528

Male
49%
3,468

Not reported

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 99%
Student 4 year graduation rate 73%
Student 5 year graduation rate 17%
Student 6 year graduation rate 5%

Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
22%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Hispanic/Latino
32%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
9%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

20

Transfer students enrolled

0%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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 transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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