Standford

Stanford University

450 Serra Mall, Stanford, United States
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  • Total Documents
    713
  • Class Notes
    281
  • Textbook Notes
    46
  • Study Guides
    386
  • Currently Enrolled
    165
  • Previously Enrolled
    347

Overview of Stanford University (Standford)

About this school

Stanford University, founded in 1891, is a private, comprehensive, research-intensive university, where teaching, learning and research are part of a single enterprise. Stanford's enterprising character draws from its Western location and from the legacy of Jane and Leland Stanford. Its areas of excellence range from the humanities to the social sciences, engineering and the sciences. The layout and character of Stanford's Quadrangle were developed by Frederick Olmsted, designer of New York's Central Park. The 8,180-acre campus includes Moorish Spanish and French Romanesque architecture. It is located in Stanford, adjacent to Palo Alto, 30 miles south of San Francisco.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:7,034
    • Men:3,621 Men (51.5%)
    • Women:3,413 Women (48.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (Standford)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Stanford University is most difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
3
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Recommended
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
450 Serra Mall
City, State, Zip
Stanford, CA 94305-2004
Phone
(650) 723-2091
Fax
(650) 725-2846
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 2
Application Fee
$90
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
5% of 43,997 applicants were admitted
Women
5% of 20,992 applicants were admitted
Men
4% of 23,005 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,795 (85%) of 2,118 admitted students enrolled
Women
912 (84%) of 1,087 admitted students enrolled
Men
883 (86%) of 1,031 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.94
375 And Above
94%
3.50 - 3.74
5%
3.25 - 3.49
1%
3.00 - 3.24
-
2.50 - 2.99
-
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
700-780 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
73%
• Score 600 - 700
24%
• Score 500 - 600
3%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
76%
• Score 600 - 700
22%
• Score 500 - 600
2%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
31-35 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
87%
• Score 24 - 29
12%
• Score 18 - 23
1%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Standford)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $49,617 (74.97%)
  • Room & Board: - $15,112 (22.83%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,455 (2.2%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Stanford University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001305
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,012 (58.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
808 (79.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
794 (98.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
753 (94.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$53,337
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 776 (97.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $50,234
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 521 (65.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,214
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 23 (2.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1 (.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,431

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,714 (53.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,362 (90.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,315 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,048 (91.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$51,729
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,252 (98.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $48,039
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,473 (74.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,557
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 126 (3.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
24 (.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,434

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
18%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$20,205
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
2.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,358

Academics & Instruction (Standford)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Quarter

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,613

Part-Time Faculty


24

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


98%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 38% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 32% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 10% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 8% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 4% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 52% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 42% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
11,077,000
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1000
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Stanford University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


98.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


74.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


88.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


94.0%

Programs & Majors (Standford)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (79)


  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biometry/Biometrics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language and Literature
  • German Studies
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Systems Engineering
  • Systems Science and Theory
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Engineering, Interdisciplinary studies, Computer and information sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of the Science of Law, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor

Master's Programs of Study (75)


  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Physics
  • Archaeology
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Languages
  • Asian Studies
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Research
  • Communication--General
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Biology
  • East European and Russian Studies
  • Ecology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • French
  • Geophysics
  • Geosciences
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • German
  • Health Services Research
  • History
  • Hydrology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Media Studies
  • Medical Informatics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Secondary Education
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Sustainable Development

Campus Life (Standford)

Location & Geography

Population


13,809

Nearest Metropolitan Area


San Francisco, San Jose

Campus Size


8,180 acres

Weather


Temperature
45.8 average low in January, 68.7 average high in September
Rain
68 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Palo Alto
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in San Jose

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


93% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


1%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Tree
School Colors
Cardinal and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, bowling, football, racquetball, rock climbing, sand volleyball, softball, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Stanford University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, ram's head (theatre club), axe committee (athletic support), business association of stanford entrepreneurial students, asian-american student association, stanford daily

Sororities


25% of women participate

Fraternities


19% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


7,034

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
7,034
Women
3,413
Men
3,621

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 22.7% Asian
  • 7.0% Black/African-American
  • 17.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 11.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 39.8% White
  • 0.4% Unknown

International Students


9.1% from 76 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


9,880

Student Resources (Standford)