Stanford University

Stanford, California
4-year Private university


Stanford University is a private institution established in 1885 with a suburban setting located at Stanford. It is ranked 3 in National Universities in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $62,484. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,049. It practices a quarter-based academic calendar.

#3 in National Universities
Location Stanford, California
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1885
Selectivity Very High
Size Medium
8,049 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $62,484
Outstate Tuition Fee $62,484
Room and Board Fees $19,922
$77,677 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


4% (Very High Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Most Difficult
$90 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.9 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Recommended
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Other Applications Accepted Coalition

For International Students

-- Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Not Required
IELTS, DET Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$66,562 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$61,412 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $82,162
50% Students with need received Financial Aid
90.3% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application February 16
Forms to be submitted CSS/Financial Aid Profile, FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Not Available

Other Scholarships

Not Available


8,049 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
98% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
73% Students graduate within 6 years