Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral
College Type: Private
Academic Calendar: Quarter
Stanford is usually considered the best school on the west coast, as well as one of the finest research and teaching universities in the world. Stanford is just as competitive as the best universities in the Northeast, but with its Spanish architecture and mild Californian climate, you won't mistake it for the Ivy League. Stanford's strengths in research and teaching have earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and membership in the Association of American Universities. In athletics, Stanford University competes in the NCAA Division I Pacific 12 Conference.
Most Popular Majors
Biology, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, English, Human Biology, Interdisciplinary Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Psychology
Total Students: 17833
Total Grad Students: 10893
Undergraduate Students: 6940
Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 6:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 2:1
Percent Male: 51%
Percent Female: 49%
Alumni Giving Rate: %
Graduation and Retention Information
Four-Year Graduation Rate: 78%
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 95%
Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010
Stanford California 94305
Main Phone: 650-723-2300
Anne E Pedicord
Administrative Associate , Office of Undergraduate Admission
Transfer Services Contact:
Office of Undergraduate Admission
International Admissions Contact:
International Admissions Contact
Office of International Admission
Director of Athletics, Athletic Department
Applying to Transfer
Common App Used? Yes
High School Transcript Required? Yes
Minimum GPA for Applying:
Minimum grade point averages should be 3.5.
Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Report the lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a C- or higher.
A transfer applicant must have a minimum number of 39 quarter credits completed or else must apply as an entering freshman. Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a two-year and four-year institution is 90 quarter units.
Test Scores for Applying:
Standardized test scores are required for admission consideration.
Letters of Recommendation Required:
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) is required for admission consideration.
An essay or personal statement is required for admission consideration.
Non-refundable $75 application fee or fee waiver request.
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Standardized Testing Notes:
Transfers Applied: 1400
Transfers Accepted: 23
Transfer Percentage Accepted: 1%
Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 7%
Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -6%
Admissions Data From: Fall 2007
Other Expenses: 2400
Room and Board: 12291
Tuition and Fees: 41564
Total Cost: 57755
Note on Costs:
Costs Data From: 2011-12
General Financial Aid Information:
We don't consider your family's financial circumstances when we evaluate your financial aid request. You will know whether or not you have been offered admission to Stanford based on your own achievements and efforts, not your family's financial strength.
CSS/Profile Used? Yes
Own Financial Aid Form? No
Average Amount of Aid – Grants:
Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6242
Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 75%
Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 64%
Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 13%
Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010