Description

Stanford University makes a great fit for the academically driven student. Few colleges can match the breadth, excellence and prestige of Stanford’s academics, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Whether your interests lie in English, medicine or anything in-between, you can find a top-ranked program at Stanford.

The university is organized into seven schools:

  • Business
  • Earth Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Humanities & Sciences
  • Law
  • Medicine

Student life at Stanford is quite active, due in part to the 11,000+ students living on campus. Art is a strong presence at Stanford, fostered by Stanford Lively Arts, the Cantor Center for Visual Arts and numerous student clubs and organizations. Stanford also features extensive athletic programs, including more than 35 varsity sports and about 20 clubs sports.

In order to maintain its high standards, Stanford University has extremely selective admissions. The university admits undergraduates based on a combination of academic achievement, intellectual curiosity and personal experience. Graduate admissions criteria and application procedures vary based on the program of study.

Undergraduates at Stanford have access to a variety of financial aid opportunities, including institutional scholarships, grants from the government and student employment. Graduate students can receive financial aid through fellowships and grants, but funding is typically not available for master’s students.

Quick Facts about Stanford University

Region

Southwest

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)

Mascots

The Stanford Tree, The Cardinal

Nickname

SU

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Most Selective

In-State Tuition

$40,050

Out-of-State Tuition

$40,050

Retention Rate

98%

Enrollment

19,210

Year Established

1885

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 5

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100% of students gave Stanford University 5 stars overall.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2001

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

I loved Stanford. It was the best choice of college for me and I enjoyed every moment of it. A Stanford motto is "work hard, play even harder." Stanford is very challenging academically, but with so many activities, events and opportunities outside the lecture hall, it is possible to have a quiet moment, but never a dull one. Don't get overwhelmed trying to do everything Stanford has to offer, but do be open to trying new things and experiencing some of the best moments of your life.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2006

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

Phenomenal and unique environment, you can't find any other place like it. Definitely wacky, definitely challenging, definitely fun. Take part in all the traditions in order to get the most out of your experience: football games, full moon on the quad, primal scream...all that stuff that's in the unofficial guide to Stanford.

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Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
6,815
Freshman Class
1,694
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
19,210

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
35%
Graduate
65%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

Gender of Students

Women
48%
Men
52%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
10%
African American
7%
Caucasian
43%
American Indian or Alaska native
2%
Asian
21%
Unknown and Other
17%

International Students

International
24%
Domestic
76%

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