Stanford University

Stanford, CA

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Other Food Science and Technology
Other Natural Resources Conservation and Research

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
Fine/Studio Arts
Foreign Languages and Literatures
French Language and Literature
General Music
German Language and Literature
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Other English Language and Literature/Letters
Other Philosophy and Religious Studies
Product and Industrial Design
Religion/Religious Studies
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Other Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Other Business/Managerial Operations

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Film/Video & Cinematography
Other Communication and Media Studies


Major Bachelors Masters
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Earth Science Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education


Major Bachelors Masters
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering/Industrial Management
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Other Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Systems Engineering

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Medical Informatics
Other Health and Medical Administrative Services

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Biological and Physical Sciences
Cognitive Science
Human Biology
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Science, Technology and Society

Legal Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Advanced Legal Research/Studies (LL.M., M.C.L., M.L.I., M.S.L., J.S.D./S.J.D.)

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Cell Physiology
Developmental Biology and Embryology
Human/Medical Genetics
Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular Pharmacology
Oncology and Cancer Biology
Other Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Other Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Financial Mathematics
Other Applied Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science
Geophysics and Seismology
Other Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences
Other Physics

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Asian-American Studies
East Asian Studies
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican- American/Chicano Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Other Area Studies
Other Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender and Group Studies
Political Science and Government
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Public Policy Analysis


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Science

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 7 Reviews

100% of students gave Stanford University 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 2001

Academics Rating

The best part of Stanford's academic program is the "shopping" period in the first two weeks of each new quarter. You get to sit in as many classes as you can to decide which ones you want to take for each term. You get to work with world class professors, study interesting and current subjects, and to interact with your classmates who are the best of the top students from all over the world. The workload can be hard, but it challenges you to excel. Classes range from large lecture halls to small, intimate settings. Large classes usually are broken down to smaller discussion groups. I loved exploring different classes and subjects outside my major, but I also enjoyed the curriculum offerred in my departments.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2006

Academics Rating

You can always learn something fascinating and there's always more to learn. With the exception of sciences/engineering, class sizes are alway very small (lectures max around 100). Lots of reading & lots of problems sets, but there's little accountability, so if you want to slack off it's easy to do it. Your grades will suffer though.

Stanford University Academic Details

Academic Calendar Quarter
Retention Rate 98%
Carnegie Class Research Universities (very high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in September.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Domestic Exchange Schools
  • Other: Bing Stanford in Washington Program. Hopkins Marine Station. Stanford@Sea.

Class Sizes at Stanford University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 70%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 8%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 17%
  • 100+ Students: 5%
Fewer than 20 Students 70%
50 - 100 Students 8%
20 - 49 Students 17%
100+ Students 5%

Faculty at Stanford University

Total Faculty 1,014
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 12
Full-Time Professors 1,002
Male Faculty 757
Part-Time Professors 12
Women Faculty 257

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