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Stanford University

Stanford, California

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Overview

Student Population
15,953
Stanford University overview
Location Stanford, California
Online stanford.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Stanford University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Stanford, California, Stanford University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 45,227 prospective students applied, and 2,349 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,606 enrolled in the school.  14,217 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,736 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $55,473 plus fees of $696. Stanford is ranked 3 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

10/10
Overall
10/10
Academics
10/10
Resources
10/10
Outcomes
10/10
Value

Stanford is rated within the top 1% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Stanford University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Exceptional
Stanford University overview
SAT 1420/1570
ACT 31/35
GPA 3.96
Applications Accepted
5.2% 
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Applications Due Jan 3, 2022
Applicant Competition Extreme
Application Fee $90

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$55,473
Costs for Stanford University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,290
Other Fees$696
Room and Board $17,255
Budget for Other Expenses$3,504
Total One Year Cost$78,218

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$122,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
96% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Stanford University students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 21%
General Studies 16%
Engineering 15%
Biology 7%
Computer and Information Sciences 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=243744 IPEDS survey data for Stanford University.

Current students may use the Stanford University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.