#05 Stanford University
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Stanford University, it’s important to note the application deadline is January 1, and the early action deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 1. The application fee at Stanford University is $90. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 6.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||6.6%|
|Application deadline||January 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||January 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Stanford University is 5:1, and the school has 68.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Stanford University include: Social Sciences; Engineering; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; and Physical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 98 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||80%|
|Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates|
Stanford University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,063, with a gender distribution of 52 percent male students and 48 percent female students. At this school, 91 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 9 percent of students live off campus. Stanford University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
|Student gender distribution|
|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Stanford University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Stanford University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Stanford University, 30 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Stanford University.
|Students who have cars on campus||30%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Stanford University, 51.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $40,500.
Paying for college doesn’t have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$43,245 (2015 2016-14)|
|Room and board||$13,166 (2015 2016-14)|
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|Restrictive Early Action||Regular Decision|
|Application with Arts Supplement Deadline||October 18||December 1|
|Standard Application Deadline||November 1||January 3|
|Last Acceptable SAT Test Date||October||December|
|Last Acceptable ACT Test Date||September*||December|
|Notification of Missing Documents||Mid-November||Mid-February|
|Notification Date||December 13||April 1|
|Student Reply Date||May 1||May 1|
|*While you are able to take the October ACT test we cannot ensure the test results will reach our office in time for final review.|
The Common Application, the Stanford Writing Supplement and the application fee or fee waiver must be submitted online by the appropriate deadline. We prefer online submission of all other documents but will accept materials postmarked by the appropriate deadline.
|Application with Arts Supplement Deadline||March 15|
|Standard Application Deadline
|Last Acceptable SAT Test Date||January|
|Last Acceptable ACT Test Date||February|
|Notification of Missing Documents||April|
|Student Reply Date
The Common Application, the Stanford Writing Supplement and the application fee or fee waiver must be submitted online by the deadline. For mailed materials, the date is a postmark deadline.
Official Website: https://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/gradadmissions