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Stanford University

,
Stanford, California – 94305 
Phone: 
(650)723-2300

INSTITUTION

Stanford University

Mission Statement

http://exploredegrees.stanford.edu/stanfordsmission/ From the Stanford University Founding Grant, November 11, 1885: ...the Nature, Object, and Purposes of the Institution Hereby Founded, to Be: Its nature, that of a university with such seminaries of learning as shall make it of the highest grade, including mechanical institutes, museums, galleries of art, laboratories, and conservatories, together with all things necessary for the study of agriculture in all its branches, and for mechanical training, and the studies and exercises directed to the cultivation and enlargement of the mind: Its object, to qualify its students for personal success, and direct usefulness in life; And its purposes, to promote the public welfare by exercising an influence in behalf of humanity and civilization, teaching the blessings of liberty regulated by law, and inculcating love and reverence for the great principles of government as derived from the inalienable rights of man to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

ADMISSION

Percent Admitted

4%

Admissions Yield

80%

Applicants Total

55,471

Admissions Total

2,190

ENROLLMENT

Stanford University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,645 and a student faculty ratio of 5:1.

Total entering students at the undergraduate level, fall 2021
2,191
Total Enrollment
17,680
Undergraduate Enrollment
7,645
Graduate Enrollment
10,035
Full-time Retention Rate, 2021
98
Student-to-faculty Ratio
5
Enrolled Total
1,757

FEES

The total tuition and fees for Stanford University is $

  • Undergraduate Application Fee:
    $90
  • Total Tuition and Fees:
    $56,169
  • Total Tuition and Fees for In-State Students:
    $78,898
  • Total Tuition and Fees for Out of State Students:
    $78,898

ACT Requirements​

11%

Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT

34%

ACT Composite 25th Percentile

35%

ACT Composite 75th Percentile

SAT Requirements

Successful applicants to Stanford University scored between a 1470 – 1570 on the SAT’s. The average SAT score is a 1520. Roughly 15% of applicants submitted SAT scores.

SAT Statistics
Percentiles
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT:
15%
SAT Reading and Writing 25th Percentile Score:
720
SAT Reading and Writing 75th Percentile Score:
770
SAT Math 25th Percentile Score:
750
SAT Math 75th Percentile Score:
800

Admissions Criteria

The Stanford University evaluates applicants based on a variety of factors including secondary school GPA, secondary school rank, secondary school record, recommendations, and admission test scores. The following table illustrates the importance of each according to the Common Data Set (CDS).

Secondary school GPA
Recommended
Secondary school rank
Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record
Required
Recommendations
Required
Admission test scores
Considered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Recommended

Diversity Statistics: Race & Ethnicity

Diversity Statistics
%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are American Indian or Alaska Native
1%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Black or African American
7%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Hispanic/Latino
18%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are White
28%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Race/ethnicity unknown
0%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
25%

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

74% of students at Stanford University are awarded financial aid with an average package of $56,211. Financial aid is based on the parental income and sometimes assets to determine the amount of eligible aid a student may receive.

74%

Percent of full-time first-time undergraduates awarded any financial aid

$56,211

Average amount of federal, state, local or institutional grant aid awarded

$14,402

Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid

Graduation Statistics

Stanford University has an average graduation rate of 77% within 4 years and 96% within 6 years. At Stanford University, 1,421 students earn a bachelors, 2,155 receive a master’s, and 1,092 receive their doctorate.

Roughly 14% of the student body are from foreign countries,35% in-state, and 50% out-of-state.
Generally speaking, colleges and universities accept more in-state applicants than out-of-state applicants. In-state applicants have a higher probability of acceptance, with admissions being the most competitive for foreign students.

Graduation Statistics
Percent of first-time undergraduates – in-state
35%
Percent of first-time undergraduates – out-of-state
50%
Percent of first-time undergraduates – foreign countries
14%
Number of students receiving a Bachelor’s degree
1,421
Number of students receiving a Master’s degree
2,155
Number of students receiving a Doctor’s degree
1,092
Graduation rate, total cohort
96
Graduation rate – Bachelor degree within 4 years, total
77
Graduation rate – Bachelor degree within 6 years, total
96