Stanford University

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  • Private (not-for-profit)4 Years (or High)Stanford, CADegree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or aboveDoctor's degree17,184 Students4.81 % Acceptance Ratio10:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
    Stanford University is a Private (not-for-profit) (4 Years or High) college located in Stanford, California. It has a total enrollment of 17,184 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 10:1. It is a Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree. The acceptance ratio for undergraduate school is 4.81% last year.
  • Open Admission Policy
    Acceptance Ratio4.81 %
    Admission Yield82.11 %
    Undergraduate Application Fees$90
    Graduate Application Fees$125

    The acceptance ratio is 4.81% last year at Stanford University where total 43,997 students applied and 2,118 were accepted.

  • Amounts
    Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$49,617
    Graduate Tuition & Fees$49,617
    On-Campus Living Costs$18,037

    The tuition & fees at Stanford University, for academic year 2017-2018 is $49,617.

    The living cost including room, board, and other expenses is $18,037 when living on campus.

    Cost of Attendance
  • NCAA Member

    ROTC Program

    Campus Housing

    Online Learning

    Study Abroad

    Career Counseling

    Employment Service

    Placement Service

    Stanford University provides various learning opportunities and services for their students.

    It includes NCAA Member, ROTC Program, Campus Housing, Online Learning, Study Abroad, Career Counseling, Employment Service and more.

    Explore campus life and get your opportunities at Stanford University.

    Learning Opportunities & Services

The Numbers Say it All about Stanford University

Key Stats for Stanford University

Costs of Attendance extremely expensive

Stanford University$49,617
All U.S. Colleges$18,355
Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges$25,799
4 Years or High Colleges$22,271
Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in California$26,966

Admission Chances extremely difficult to get in


Admission Ratio

  • All U.S. Colleges66.99%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges63.95%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges66.20%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in California57.28%

Financial Helps low financial help rate


Financial Aid Rates

  • All U.S. Colleges76.94%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges88.17%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges82.17%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in California77.42%

Student Population small

Stanford University17,184
All U.S. Colleges20,523,036
Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges4,211,617
4 Years or High Colleges14,093,854
Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in California316,378

Graduation Rates very high completion rate


Graduation Rate

  • All U.S. Colleges47.15%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges53.92%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges48.69%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in California58.84%

Major Programs very diverse majors


Major Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges70
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges88
  • 4 Years or High Colleges109
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in California63

Distance Learning very diverse online courses


Online Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges8
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges10
  • 4 Years or High Colleges15
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in California7

Stanford University's Mission

From the Stanford University Founding Grant, November 11, 1885:...the Nature, Object, and Purposes of the Institution Hereby Founded, to Be:Its nature, that of a university with such seminaries of learning as shall make it of the highest grade, including mechanical institutes, museums, galleries of art, laboratories, and conservatories, together with all things necessary for the study of agriculture in all its branches, and for mechanical training, and the studies and exercises directed to the cultivation and enlargement of the mind:Its object, to qualify its students for personal success, and direct usefulness in life;And its purposes, to promote the public welfare by exercising an influence in behalf of humanity and civilization, teaching the blessings of liberty regulated by law, and inculcating love and reverence for the great principles of government as derived from the inalienable rights of man to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Contact Information & Online Resources


Stanford University ,
Stanford, CA 94305
650) 723-2300


Stanford University is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission (02/28/1949 - Current).
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