Stanford University: Ranking & Review

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Stanford University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate5%4%5%
Applicants44,07323,25420,819
Admissions2,0851,0191,066
Enrolled undergraduates1,700826874
Enrolled total (including graduate students)17,5349,9187,616

962 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $90. Application fee for graduates - $125.

Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores1,321
Percent of students submitting SAT scores78%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
725
Math
740

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,039
Percent of students submitting ACT scores61%
ACT Composite
33
ACT English
34
ACT Math
32

Stanford University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $69,109 $69,109
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $15,112 and other expenses per full academic year.

Stanford University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 12,492 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $48,987 $48,987
Fees for full-time undergraduates $630 $630
Tuition for Full-time graduates $48,987 $48,987
Fees for full-time graduates $630 $630
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $1,089 $1,089

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Engineering 345 715 206 1,266
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 273 243 33 549
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 482 21 503
Social Sciences 203 61 48 312
Legal Professions and Studies 82 201 283
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 273 4 277
Physical Sciences 74 69 133 276
Mathematics and Statistics 69 132 58 259
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 79 43 102 224
Education 179 31 210
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 54 97 19 170
Health Professions and Related Programs 39 81 120
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 45 61 3 109
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 40 15 25 80
Visual and Performing Arts 32 35 12 79
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 21 45 8 74
Psychology 58 9 4 71
History 38 12 11 61
English Language and Literature & Letters 36 11 9 56
Philosophy and Religious Studies 14 9 14 37
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 15 21 36
Natural Resources and Conservation 21 4 25
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 13 13
Grand Total1,6692,3981,0235,090

A total of 1,669 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Stanford University.

At the master's and doctor's level 3,421 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate94%94%95%
  • Full-time retention rate - 98%

General info

Alternative namesSU
Founded1885
MottoDie luft der freiheit weht
The wind of freedom blows
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementFrom 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.
Colorscardinal red, white
Academic CalendarQuarter
Total FTE staff15,619
Instructional FTE3,662
Research FTE1,635
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.stanford.edu
Address450 Serra Mall
Stanford, California, 94305
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population10,000 - 50,000
Phone6507232300
Fax+1 (650) 725 6847

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