Stanford University

, Stanford, CA

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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)

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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, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Stanford University is about 17,000. The student body is made up of 41% undergraduate students and 10% 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

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $50,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid68%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships50%$43,118
Receiving Student Loans9%$8,030

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To 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

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 Years76%
Graduating in 5 Years16%
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)

Intercollegiate Athletics

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-12 Conference)
  • Basketball (Pac-12 Conference)
  • Track and Field (Pac-12 Conference)
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (Pac-12 Conference)
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Synchronized Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling
  • Other Sports
  • Sailing

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 (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Stanford University for official up-to-date information.

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