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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
- 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.
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 Reading||680 - 780|
|SAT ® Math||700 - 790|
|SAT ® Writing||690 - 780|
|SAT ® Total Score||2070 - 2350|
ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|ACT ® English||32 - 35|
|ACT ® Math||31 - 35|
|ACT ® Composite Score||31 - 34|
Acceptance Rate Table
We have provided a table below which represents your chances of getting accepted into Stanford University.
|Granted Admissions||2,208 (6%)|
|Accepted Students That Enrolled||1,677 (76%)|
The total student enrollment at Stanford University is about 19,000. The student body is made up of 38% undergraduate students and 62% 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
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||72%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||60%||$34,497|
|Receiving Student Loans||13%||$5,944|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 1%.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Stanford University may offer services to students like those listed below:
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assisting students to find work
- Day care
With a graduation rate of around 96%, Stanford University is among the most successful schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||79%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||13%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||4%|
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)
Stanford University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Pac-10 Conference)
- Basketball (Pac-10 Conference)
- Track and Field (Pac-10 Conference)
- Field Hockey
- Football (Pac-10 Conference)
- Swimming and Diving
- Synchronized Swimming
- Water Polo
- Other Sports
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 (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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- San Jose State University in San Jose, CA (14 miles away)
- California State University - East Bay in Hayward, CA (17 miles away)
- San Francisco State University in San Francisco, CA (27 miles away)
- University of California - Berkeley in Berkeley, CA (31 miles away)
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