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#05 Stanford University

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1885
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar quarter
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $17,035,804,000

Applying

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.

Selectivity most selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 6.6%
Application deadline January 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by January 1

 

Academic Life

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.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 5:1
4-year graduation rate 80%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Social Sciences 18%
Engineering 15%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 14%
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 8%
Physical Sciences 6%

 

Student Life

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.

Total enrollment 18,217
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
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)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

Application Deadlines

Freshman Applicants

Application Deadline, Notification and Reply Dates
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.

Transfer Applicants

Application Deadline, Notification and Reply Dates
Application with Arts Supplement Deadline March 15
Standard Application Deadline
March 15
Last Acceptable SAT Test Date January
Last Acceptable ACT Test Date February
Notification of Missing Documents April
Notification Date
May 15
Student Reply Date
June 1

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.

Source:  usnews.rankingsandreviews

Official Website: https://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/gradadmissions


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