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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.

Website: www.stanford.edu/

Private
Co-ed
7,034
Undergraduate
Students
(48.5%) 3,413 Women
(51.5%) 3,621 Men
9,880
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
5% of 43,997 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 2

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.94
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
31-35 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$75,470
Tuition and Fees
$53,529
Room and Board
$16,433
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$55,999
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$21,348
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,613
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
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Campus Life

Stanford Population
13,809
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Francisco, San Jose
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
93% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Tree
Sororities
25% of women participate
Fraternities
19% of men participate
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
98.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
74.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
50%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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