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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade A+
  5. Athletics
    grade A+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade A
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Stanford is an elite private university located in Stanford, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,996 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Stanford acceptance rate is only 4%. Popular majors include Computer Science, Engineering, and Biology. Graduating 94% of students, Stanford alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $70,400.

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450 Jane Stanford Way
Stanford, CA 94305
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Pacific-12 Conference

Stanford University Rankings

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Stanford Admissions

Acceptance Rate
4%
Application Deadline
January 2
SAT Range
1440-1570
ACT Range
32-35
Application Fee
$90
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$16,779 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$54,808 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
70%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
5:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 71 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 88 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 88 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    0%
  • None
    100%
  • Some
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,996 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
  • Brilliant and humble
    41%
  • Friendly but stressed
    22%
  • Collaborative and record-breaking
    11%
  • Laid back
    11%
  • Passionate
    11%
  • Stressed
    2%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 94 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 110 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
  • The dream
    44%
  • Great environment for academic and personal growth
    20%
  • Awesome
    18%
  • Many opportunities, choice paralysis, still great
    6%
  • Creates opportunities for students
    4%
  • Underrated
    4%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$94,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
94%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 38 responses

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