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Stanford University

Stanford, CA

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.

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Web Sitewww.stanford.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students7,063
   Women3,389 (48.0%)
   Men3,674 (52.0%)
Graduate Students11,154

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate7% of 36,632 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math700-790 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading680-780 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing700-780 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite31-34 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$60,421
Tuition and Fees
$42,690
Room and Board
$13,166
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$41,894
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$18,833

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemQuarter
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
1,486
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 33% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 9% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-59 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Stanford Population58,598
Nearest Metropolitan AreaSan Francisco, San Jose
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing100% of freshmen, 91% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
MascotTree
Sororities28% of women participate
Fraternities24% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.1.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
20.5% Asian
6.8% Black/African-American
18.2% Hispanic/Latino
11.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
40.7% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students7.4% from 89 countries
First-Year Students Returning98.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
79.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
35%
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.83 4.28 708 682 690 31
Low 1.80 1.80 380 247 390 16
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 36
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DID YOU KNOW?

• The leafy Stanford campus was designed by the famous NYC Central Park landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

• Stanford's commencement parade includes the "Wacky Walk," featuring such antics as a bright red sedan chair carried by several students who give rides to their friends.

• Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station occupies a mile of the California coast next to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Annual Survey of Colleges 2013, copyright © 2013 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases,
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