Stanford University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Quarter

State: California


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

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 17833
Total Grad Students: 10893
Undergraduate Students: 6940
Faculty: 2983

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 6:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 2:1

Percent Male: 51%
Percent Female: 49%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 78%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 95%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information


Stanford California 94305


Main Email:

Main Phone: 650-723-2300

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
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

Athletics Contact:
Bob Bowlsby
Director of Athletics, Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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.

Credits (Min/Max):
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.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is required for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
Non-refundable $75 application fee or fee waiver request.

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 30 34
English 30 35
Math 30 35
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 670 770
Math 690 780
Writing 680 780

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

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


Books: 1500

Other Expenses: 2400

Room and Board: 12291

Tuition and Fees: 41564

Total Cost: 57755

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

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

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