Stanford University

About Stanford University
General Information
Academic Programs
Admission Requirements
Majors and Degree Programs
Tuition and Fees

About Stanford University

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.

General Information


Stanford, California 94305
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Phone Numbers

General Info: (650) 723-2300
Financial Aid Office: (650) 723-3058
Addmissions Office: (650) 723-2091

Type of College

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above


Academic Programs

Special Learning Opportunities (ROTC, Teacher Certification, Distance Learning, Study abroad, Weekend Evening)
Student Services (Counseling service, employment services, placement services, day care)
Credit Accepted (Dual credit, AP credits):
Religious Affiliation: none
Federal Aid:
Undergraduate Student Age:

Admission Requirements

Open admissions policy: No
Undergraduate application fee: 75
Number of applicants: 22333
Percent admitted: 10.9434
Secondary School GPA: Recommended
Secondary School Rank: Not Required
Secondary School Record: Required
Completion of college-preparatory program: Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
Percent of Students submitting SAT scores: 96%
Percent of Students submitting ACT scores: 25%
SAT Critical Reading 25th Percentile: 660
SAT Critical Reading 75th Percentile: 760
SAT Math 25th Percentile: 680
SAT Math 75th Percentile: 780
ACT Composite 25th Percentile: 28
ACT Composite 75th Percentile: 33

Majors and Degree Programs

Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General (LL.M., M.C.L., M.L.I., M.S.L., J.S.D./S.J.D.) (New) X X
Aerospace, Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering X X
African-American/Black Studies X
American Indian/Native American Studies X
American/United States Studies/Civilization X
Anthropology X X X
Applied Mathematics, Other X X
Archeology X
Area Studies, Other X
Art/Art Studies, General X X X
Asian-American Studies X
Biochemistry X X
Biological & Physical Sciences X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X X X
Biomedical/Medical Engineering X X
Biophysics X X
Business Administration/Management X X
Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services, X
Business/Managerial Operations, Other X
Cell Physiology (New) X X
Chemical Engineering X X X
Chemistry, General X X X
Chinese Language & Literature X X X
Cinematography & Film/Video Production X
Civil Engineering, General X X X
Comparative Literature X X X
Computational Mathematics (New) X X
Computer Science X X X
Developmental Biology & Embryology (New) X X
Drama & Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X X X
East Asian Studies X X
Economics, General X X X
Education, General X X
Electrical, Electronics & Communications Engineering X X X
Engineering, Other X X
English Language & Literature, General X X X
English Language & Literature/Letters, Other X X X
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering X
Epidemiology X X
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, & Gender Studies, Other X
Film/Cinema Studies X
Foreign Languages/Modern Languages, General X
French Language & Literature X X X
Geological & Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other X X X
Geology/Earth Science, General X X
Geophysics & Seismology X X X
German Language & Literature X X X
Health & Medical Administrative Services, Other X
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, & Mexican-American/Chicano X
History, General X X X
Human/Medical Genetics X X
Humanities/Humanistic Studies X X X
Immunology X X
Industrial Engineering (New) X X X
Industrial Management (New) X X X
Italian Language & Literature X X X
Japanese Language & Literature X X X
Latin American Studies X X
Law (LL.B., J.D.)
Linguistics X X X
Materials Engineering X X X
Mathematics, General X X X
Mechanical Engineering X X X
Medical Informatics (New) X X
Molecular Pharmacology (New) X X
Music Theory & Composition X
Music, General X X X
Neuroscience X X
Oncology & Cancer Biology (New) X X
Petroleum Engineering X X X
Philosophy X X X
Philosophy & Religion, Other X
Physics, General X X X
Physics, Other X X
Political Science & Government, General X X X
Psychology, General X X X
Public Policy Analysis X
Religion/Religious Studies X X X
Russian Language & Literature X X X
Science, Technology & Society X
Sociology X X X
Spanish Language & Literature X X X
Statistics, General X X
Structural Biology (New) X
Systems Engineering X X
Transportation/Transportation Management (New) X X
Urban Studies/Affairs X
Women's Studies X

Tuition and Fees

In-state: $32994.00
Out-of-state: $32994.00
Books and supplies: $1290.00
Total Expense In State On Campus: $46586.00
Total Expense In State Off Campus: $34284.00
Total Expense In State Off Campus with Family: $34284.00
Total Expense Out of State On Campus: $46586.00
Total Expense Out of State Off Campus: $34284.00
Total Expense Out of State Off Campus with Family: $34284.00

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