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Stanford University

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A+

Rating

Private

Type

20,993

Students

$52,857

Tuition

4%

Acceptance

#2

Ranking

Large Suburb

Campus Setting

Stanford, CA

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Stanford University is a large private university located in Stanford, CA ranked 2nd in the nation. It has a total of 8,290 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 4.34% of applicants. Stanford University offers 227 different majors and is best known for its Human Biology, Industrial Management, and Earth Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $52,857 per year, Stanford University is exceptionally pricey. 89.2% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make roughly $94,000 per year, which is 126% above the national median.
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Cost

$53,529
Above Average

Stanford University

$53,529

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$74,570

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$25,315

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

4%Acceptance
Very Selective

Stanford University

4%

National

69%
Sat

1440 - 1570

67% of students submit

Admissions Yield

82%

ACT

30 - 35

50% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$90

Application Website

https://commonapp.org

Students

8,290Undergrads
Medium Student Population

Full-Time

100%

Part-Time

0%
Male

50%

In-state

83%

Female

50%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

2%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
13% Computer Science9% Business Administration and Management, General6% Mechanical Engineering73% Others

13% Computer Science

9% Business Administration and Management, General

6% Mechanical Engineering

73% Others

Computer Science

13%

640 Graduates

Business Administration and Management, General

9%

431 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

6%

315 Graduates

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

6%

310 Graduates

Engineering/Industrial Management

5%

231 Graduates

Civil Engineering, General

4%

212 Graduates

Engineering, Other

3%

152 Graduates

Human Biology

2%

125 Graduates

Econometrics and Quantitative Economics

2%

125 Graduates

Academics

A+
Professors
StudentsProfessors5:15:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

5

Number of Library Books

9,820,841

Academic Spend per Student

$113,338

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

Full-time Retention Rate

99%

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$70,400/Year

Stanford University

$70,400

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$70,400

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$94,000

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

89%