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Stanford University

Stanford, CA
#4

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Stanford University, located in suburban Stanford, Calif., is a private institution founded in 1885. Stanford has 8,180 acres for student activities and many student organizations, including the Stanford Solar Car Project, which designs, builds and races a solar car every two years. U.S. President Herbert Hoover, NFL quarterback John Elway, actress Sigourney Weaver and golfer Tiger Woods are all distinguished Stanford alumni.

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Quick Facts


Stanford, CA 94305

2014-2015 Tuition

$44,757 Tuition and Fees

Students

7061 undergraduate students
53% male / 47% female

Admission

January 1 application deadline
5.7% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1885

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, doctorate, master's degree

Majors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Computer Science, Engineering, General, Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, General, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Engineering Physics, Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering, Other, Engineering/Industrial Management, Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other, Foreign Languages and Literatures, General, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Chinese Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature, Slavic, Baltic, and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Italian Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, English Language and Literature, General, Biology, General, Mathematics, General, Computational Mathematics, Environmental Science, Systems Science and Theory, Mathematics and Computer Science, Human Biology, Human Computer Interaction, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Jewish/Judaic Studies, Religion/Religious Studies, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other, Chemistry, Geology/Earth Science, General, Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Physics, Psychology, General, Psychology, Public Policy Analysis, General, Anthropology, Archeology, Archeology, Economics, General, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Urban Studies/Affairs, African Studies, American/United States Studies/Civilization, Asian Studies/Civilization, East Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, Area Studies, African-American/Black Studies, American Indian/Native American Studies, Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies, Women's Studies, Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Film/Cinema/Video Studies, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Fine and Studio Arts, Music, General, Music, History, General, Mass Communication/Media Studies, Communication and Media Studies

Minors Offered

Computer Science, Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Other, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Systems Engineering, Engineering, Chinese Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Italian Language and Literature, Portuguese Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other, Creative Writing, English Language and Literature/Letters, Biology, General, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Mathematics, General, Statistics, Mathematics and Statistics, Systems Science and Theory, Mathematics and Computer Science, Science, Technology and Society, Human Biology, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Jewish/Judaic Studies, Chemistry, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, Materials Science, Psychology, Public Policy Analysis, Anthropology, Archeology, Economics, International Relations and Affairs, Sociology, Urban Studies/Affairs, African Studies, American/United States Studies/Civilization, Asian Studies/Civilization, East Asian Studies, Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies, Latin American Studies, German Studies, Area Studies, Other, African-American/Black Studies, American Indian/Native American Studies, Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies, Asian-American Studies, Women's Studies, Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other, Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Film/Cinema/Video Studies, Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other, Art/Art Studies, General, Music, History, Communication and Media Studies

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 7,061
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 6,980
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 0
Percent of male undergraduates: 53%
Percent of female undergraduates: 47%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for women: squash
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball, water polo, wrestling
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, crew (heavyweight), cross country, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, crew (lightweight), soccer, softball, swimming, sync swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball, water polo

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 21 12 26
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 1 2 1
Aggravated assault 4 2 10
Burglary 180 101 102
Motor vehicle theft 14 20 15
Arson 1 5 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 16 8 20
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 1 0
Aggravated assault 1 2 4
Burglary 145 60 67
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 2
Burglary 0 8 11
Motor vehicle theft 0 1 3
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 1 2 2
Drug law violations 27 17 6
Liquor law violations 31 40 52
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 2 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 2 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.