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Stanford University provides a variety of degree programs for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Stanford, California and operated as a private institution. Stanford University has an annual student enrollment of approximately nineteen thousand.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Stanford University offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Engineering
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Engineering Technology
  • Computer And Information Sciences

The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, transcripts, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions staff. Most common scores among applicants accepted to this school are within the range of 30 to 34 for the ACT exam, or 2040 to 2330 on the SAT. Admission to Stanford University is considered highly competitive, with only 7 percent of applicants being admitted each year. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is close to $46,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to use the school's net price calculator to better estimate their cost of attending this school. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements.

Stanford University offers several athletic programs overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs offered include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Fencing (NCAA Division I-A)

Students may visit the school's http://www.stanford.edu/ to view additional information.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the applicants Stanford University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to see your chances of getting into Stanford University.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Recommended

College Credits Accepted

  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading670 - 770
SAT ® Math690 - 780
SAT ® Writing680 - 780
SAT ® Total Score2040 - 2330

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English30 - 35
ACT ® Math30 - 35
ACT ® Composite Score30 - 34

Acceptance Rate Table

We have provided a table below which represents your chances of getting accepted into Stanford University.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions2,437 (7%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled1,707 (70%)

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Stanford University is about 20,000. The student body is made up of 36% undergraduate students and 64% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $41,000-$50,000 per year
  • Per unit charges are around $1,000 for part time students
  • The average estimated cost for room and board is listed to be around $15,000

Stanford University operates multiple schools that manage the various programs, curriculums, research facilities, and more. Listed below are the professional schools along with their estimated annual tuition:

  • Medical School (Tuition: $47,000/yr)
  • Law School (Tuition: $49,000/yr)

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid72%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships60%$34,497
Receiving Student Loans13%$5,944

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 0.6%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Stanford University may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

With a graduation rate of around 96%, Stanford University is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years79%
Graduating in 5 Years13%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Law Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar (since 1923)
  • Medical (M.D.) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (since 1942)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2002)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies


Legal Professions and Studies

  • Law (D)
  • Advanced Legal Research (D, M)

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Human Biology (B)
  • Science, Technology and Society (B)
  • Cognitive Science (B, M)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (B)
  • Biological and Physical Sciences

Engineering Technology

Computer and Information Sciences

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology (B, D, M)
  • Neuroscience (D, M)
  • Oncology and Cancer Biology (D, M)
  • Epidemiology (M)
  • Immunology (D)
  • Human Genetics (D, M)
  • Microbiology and Immunology (D)
  • Biophysics (D, M)
  • Developmental Biology and Embryology (D, M)
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (D)
  • Biochemistry (D)
  • Cell Physiology (D)
  • Biomedical Science (M)
  • Molecular Pharmacology (D)
  • Structural Biology

Social Sciences


  • Education (D, M)
  • Elementary Education (M)
  • English and Language Arts Teacher Education (M)
  • Mathematics Teacher Education (M)
  • Social Science Teacher Education (M)
  • Biology Teacher Education (M)
  • Chemistry Teacher Education (M)
  • Physics Teacher Education (M)
  • History Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Earth Science Teacher Education

Health and Clinical Professions


English Language and Literature

  • English (B, D, M)
  • English Language and Literature, Letters (B, D, M)


Physical Sciences

  • Physics (B, D, M)
  • Geology (B, M)
  • Chemistry (B, D, M)
  • Geophysics and Seismology (D, M)
  • Geological and Earth Sciences, Geosciences (B, D, M)

Communications and Journalism

  • Communication and Media Studies (B, D, M)

Mathematics and Statistics

  • Statistics (D, M)
  • Math (B, D, M)
  • Financial Mathematics (M)
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics (D, M)
  • Applied Mathematics (B)

Public Administration and Social Services

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • East Asian Studies (B, M)
  • United States Studies (B)
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority and Gender Studies (B)
  • Area Studies (M)
  • Latin American Studies (M)
  • African Studies (M)
  • African-American Studies (B)
  • Womens Studies (B)
  • Native American Studies (B)
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Chicano Studies

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (B, D, M)
  • Comparative Literature (B, D)
  • Spanish Language and Literature (B, D, M)
  • Linguistics (B, D, M)
  • French Language and Literature (B, M)
  • Chinese Language and Literature (B, D, M)
  • Russian Language and Literature (B, D)
  • Italian Language and Literature (B, M)
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (D)
  • German Language and Literature (B, D, M)
  • Japanese Language and Literature (B, D, M)
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Natural Resources Conservation and Research (D, M)

Visual and Performing Arts

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Agriculture Operations

  • Food Science and Technology

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