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Stanford University

Stanford, CA

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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

2013-2014 Tuition

$43,245 Tuition and Fees


7063 undergraduate students
52% male / 48% female


January 1 application deadline
6.6% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1885

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, doctorate, master's degree

Majors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, General, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering, Other, Engineering/Industrial Management, Foreign Languages and Literatures, General, Linguistics, 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, Statistics, Environmental Science, Systems Science and Theory, Mathematics and Computer Science, Science, Technology and Society, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Chemistry, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Physics, Psychology, General, 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, 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

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 7,063
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 6,999
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: N/A
Percent of male undergraduates: 52%
Percent of female undergraduates: 48%
Percent of international undergraduates: 7%

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
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)


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


Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for women: squash

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