Stanford University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Stanford, CA

$53,529

Avg tuition

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About Stanford University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Stanford University is a large private university located on a suburban campus in Stanford, California. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 17,249, and admissions are extremely selective, with an acceptance rate of 4%. The university offers 63 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 94%, and a student-faculty ratio of 5:1. Tuition and fees for students are $53,529.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a highly selective acceptance rate.

This school is very selective about its students. Selective schools welcome 1-14% of all applicants.

4% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

Students remain enrolled in this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This typically means students are happy with their school selection and wish to continue their education there.

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99% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

Students graduate from this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This is typically an indication of a school's quality and means most students finish their degree in a timely manner.

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94% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Recommended

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Recommended

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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ACT 25th-75th Percentile 32-35

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1440-1570

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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The student-to-faculty ratio at this school is lower than other schools.

This means there are more faculty for each student, which can create an opportunity for more individualized attention and support in your studies.

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17k

Students enrolled

5%

Online student enrollment

5:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold

Demographics

White

32%

Non-U.S. Citizen

25%

Asian

18%

Hispanic

11%

Two or more races

6%

Black

4%

Unknown

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

45%

Socio-economic diversity

18% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

11

Total Online Enrollment

903

Student Location Breakout

5% 95%

Percent of Programs Online

95% On-campus

5% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 12% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

18%

State Grant Aid

5%

Institution Grant Aid

56%

Pell Grant

18%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $6,211
State Grant Aid $9,051
Institution Grant Aid $52,223
Pell Grant Aid $4,730

Financial Outlook

$12k

Average student debt after graduation

$93k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.