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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
770
25th
700
75th
800
25th
720
75th
36
25th
33
75th
35
25th
30
75th
35
25th
31
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

5

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

5%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,349
Declined 42,878
Total Received 45,227
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Private

8,464

undergraduate students

12,497

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Founded in 1885, Stanford University is a private research institution. Its 8,180-acre campus is located in Stanford, California.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 20,961
Established in 1885
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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: Large town

Stanford University
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA
94305

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
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
770
25th
700
75th
800
25th
720
75th
36
25th
33
75th
35
25th
30
75th
35
25th
31

Admissions Facts

Application fee $90
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 2
School has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Recommended

Extremely Selective

5%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,349
Declined 42,878
Total Received 45,227

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank

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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

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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Financial Aid

61%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$53,346

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $55,473
Room $10,725
Board $6,530
Additional fees $696
Books & supplies $1,290
Total $74,714
Average Financial Aid - $53,346
Total with Avg. Aid $21,368

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,978,179
State $2,589,512
Institutional $162,866,374
Other external $5,213,584
Total $178,647,649

Non-need-based

Federal $477,194
State $27,252
Institutional $1,520,803
Other external $5,348,340
Total $7,373,589

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 888 326-3773
F: 650 725-0540
financialaid@stanford.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Beach volleyball
Fencing
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Other sports
Rowing
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Synchronized swimming
Tennis
Track and field indoor
Track and field x country
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/Recreational Sports

badminton, baseball, basketball, bouldering, cycling, dodgeball, football, golf, racquetball, rugby, running, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (outdoor/sand), water polo

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Northern Pacific Field Hockey Conference, Pacific-12 Conference (Football I-A)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General.
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General.
African Studies.
African-American/Black Studies.
American Indian/Native American Studies.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Anthropology, General.
Applied Mathematics, Other.
Archeology.
Area Studies, Other.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Asian-American Studies.
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
Biology Teacher Education.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Biophysics.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
Cell Physiology.
Chemical Engineering.
Chemistry Teacher Education.
Chemistry, General.
Chinese Language and Literature.
Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
Civil Engineering, General.
Cognitive Science, General.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Community Health and Preventive Medicine.
Comparative Literature.
Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine.
Computational and Applied Mathematics.
Computer Science.
Developmental Biology and Embryology.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Earth Science Teacher Education.
East Asian Studies.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Engineering, Other.
Engineering/Industrial Management.
English Language and Literature, General.
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
Epidemiology.
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Foreign Language Teacher Education.
French Language Teacher Education.
French Language and Literature.
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Geophysics and Seismology.
German Language and Literature.
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies.
History Teacher Education.
History, General.
Human Biology.
Human/Medical Genetics.
Immunology.
Industrial and Product Design.
International Relations and Affairs.
Italian Language and Literature.
Japanese Language and Literature.
Latin American Studies.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Linguistics.
Management Science.
Materials Engineering.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medical Informatics.
Medical/Clinical Assistant.
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other.
Neuroscience.
Oncology and Cancer Biology.
Petroleum Engineering.
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other.
Philosophy.
Physics Teacher Education.
Physics, General.
Physics, Other.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Health, General.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other.
Russian Language and Literature.
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies.
Science, Technology and Society.
Social Science Teacher Education.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Statistics, General.
Structural Biology.
Sustainability Studies.
Technical and Scientific Communication.
Urban Studies/Affairs.

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Computer Science
  2. Human Biology
  3. Engineering

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

20,961

total students

33%

in-state

67%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

40%

8,464
students

Female
50%
4,202

Male
50%
4,262

60%

12,497
students

Female
41%
5,137

Male
59%
7,360

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

100%

8,464
students

Female
50%
4,202

Male
50%
4,262

7%

614
students

Female
50%
307

Male
50%
307

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Student Break-down

17%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
30%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

90

quarter hours

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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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