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 Stanford University

Stanford University - Stanford, CA

, Stanford, California 94305

General information:(650)723-2300
Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Bachelor's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:19,945(6,988 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:12 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $38,676 $40,172 $41,564 -3%
Out-of-state $38,676 $40,172 $41,564 -3%
Books and supplies $1,485 $1,485 $1,500 -1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $11,463 $11,876 $12,291 -3%
Other $2,385 $2,385 $2,400 -1%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $54,009 $55,918 $57,755 -4%
Off Campus $40,161 $41,657 $43,064 -5%
Off Campus with Family $40,161 $41,657 $43,064 -5%
On Campus $54,009 $55,918 $57,755 -4%
Off Campus $40,161 $41,657 $43,064 -5%
Off Campus with Family $40,161 $41,657 $43,064 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $40,050
In-state fees $1,514
Out-of-state tuition $40,050
Out-of-state fees $1,514
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $40,050
In-state fee $806
Out-of-state tuition $40,050
Out-of-state fees $806
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,209 72% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,000 60% $34,496,694 $34,497
Federal grants 269 16% $1,599,241 $5,945
Pell grants 263 16% $1,141,537 $4,340
Other federal grants 240 14% $457,704 $1,907
State/local government grant or scholarships 95 6% $905,740 $9,534
Institutional grants or scholarships 995 59% $31,991,713 $32,152
Student loan aid 213 13% $1,265,996 $5,944
Federal student loans 207 12% $1,084,549 $5,239
Other student loans 13 1% $181,447 $13,957
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 5,068 74% $165,113,171 $32,580
Pell grants 1,231 18% $5,110,409 $4,151
Federal student loans 1,246 18% $7,971,287 $6,398


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 19,945
Undergraduate enrollment 6,988
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 47
Graduate enrollment 12,957

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$90

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$125

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 34,348 17,817 16,531
Percent admitted 7% 7% 7%
Percent admitted who enrolled 7% 5% 5%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1483 87%
ACT 677 40%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 670 770
SAT Math 690 780
SAT Writing 680 780
ACT Composite 30 34
ACT English 30 35
ACT Math 30 35
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 94 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined 117136
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1616
Fencing 169
Field Hockey -22
Football 116-
Golf 107
Gymnastics 1715
Lacrosse -23
Other Sports -31
Rowing 4143
Sailing -11
Soccer 2827
Softball -21
Squash -14
Swimming and Diving 4332
Synchronized Swimming -9
Tennis 1212
Volleyball 2115
Water Polo 2418
Wrestling 26-


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities02/28/1949 Accredited


American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

01/01/1923 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

04/19/1985 - 08/31/2008Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

07/01/1942 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

10/20/2002 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession212
Drug law violations4527 20
Liquor law violations1133140
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 120
Liquor law violations 1400
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 102112
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 212
Aggravated assault 542
Burglary 146180101
Motor vehicle theft 151420
Arson 115
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 7168
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 101
Aggravated assault 112
Burglary 7814560
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate1%
Number in default12
Number in repayment1,156

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00130500

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMMaster's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor's degree Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Food Science and Technology, Other00---
Category total00---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African Studies6----
African-American/Black Studies--3--
American Indian/Native American Studies--0--
American/United States Studies/Civilization--15--
Area Studies, Other7----
Asian-American Studies--0--
East Asian Studies23-1--
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other--14--
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies--0--
Latin American Studies7-0--
Women's Studies--1--
Category total43-42--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other04---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General18320--
Biomedical Sciences, General2----
Cell Physiology03---
Developmental Biology and Embryology15---
Human/Medical Genetics88---
Microbiology and Immunology08---
Molecular Pharmacology01---
Oncology and Cancer Biology212---
Structural Biology-0---
Category total43106124--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General38518---
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other59----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other6----
Category total45018---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication and Media Studies, Other3460--
Category total34643--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science155231--
Category total1552387--
Education Colleges
Biology Teacher Education6----
Chemistry Teacher Education5----
Earth Science Teacher Education0----
Education, General10925---
Elementary Education and Teaching23----
English/Language Arts Teacher Education16----
Foreign Language Teacher Education0----
French Language Teacher Education0----
German Language Teacher Education0----
History Teacher Education0----
Mathematics Teacher Education15----
Physics Teacher Education2----
Social Science Teacher Education15----
Spanish Language Teacher Education0----
Category total19125---
Engineering Colleges
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering4315-2-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering2212---
Chemical Engineering251300-
Civil Engineering, General18228211-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering2088700-
Engineering, Other30210-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering--4--
Industrial Engineering0000-
Materials Engineering352010-
Mechanical Engineering1184800-
Petroleum Engineering8300-
Systems Engineering00-0-
Category total6712282633-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Engineering/Industrial Management173102--
Category total1731064--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General1155--
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other251--
Category total131062--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Chinese Language and Literature311--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General531--
Comparative Literature022--
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General--0--
French Language and Literature100--
German Language and Literature220--
Italian Language and Literature101--
Japanese Language and Literature110--
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General02---
Russian Language and Literature030--
Spanish Language and Literature125--
Category total161947--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other4----
Medical Informatics127---
Category total167--96
History Colleges
History, General9123--
Category total91256--
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General264---
Category total264--195
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies131--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies11----
Category total1231--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, Other--2--
Computational and Applied Mathematics2310---
Financial Mathematics24----
Mathematics, General1132--
Statistics, General3913---
Category total873657--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences--0--
Cognitive Science1-0--
Human Biology--5--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-00--
Science, Technology and Society--1--
Category total10274--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other173---
Category total173---
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other--1--
Religion/Religious Studies420--
Category total13830--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General6351--
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other3900-
Geology/Earth Science, General30-0--
Geophysics and Seismology690--
Physics, General6245--
Physics, Other923---
Category total60100820-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General17128--
Category total171272--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Policy Analysis, General12-0--
Category total12-26--
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General17226--
International Relations and Affairs21-4--
Political Science and Government, General6154--
Urban Studies/Affairs--1--
Category total8162359--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1411--
Art/Art Studies, General000--
Cinematography and Film/Video Production9----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General010--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies--1--
Fine/Studio Arts, General5-1--
Industrial and Product Design5----
Music Theory and Composition-0---
Music, General750--
Category total271045--
Grand total2143762703291