Stanford, CA 94305 650-723-2091
About Stanford University
  • Year of Foundation 1885
  • Size of Campus 8,180 acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Quarter
  • Undergraduate Population 6,576
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 49%, 51%, 54%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $38,700
  • Room and Board $11,876
  • Nonfall Registration Not Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Most selective
  • Application Fee $90
  • Enrollment No. 6,564
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing our students for leadership in today's complex world.
Social Life And Activities
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Phi Beta Kappa, many other honor societies
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 11
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Baha'i, Buddhist, Campus Crusade for Christ, Campus Evangelistic Fellowship, Canterbury Episcopal, Catholic, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Chinese Christian Fellowship, Christian Science, Church of Christ, Cornerstone, Ha
  • Other on-campus organizations 5%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Centers and houses: Black Community Services Center, Committee on Black Performing Arts, Ujamaa, Muwekma-Tah-Ruk, Native American Cultural Center/American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Program, Asian American Ac
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 15
  • Other general policies honor code, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 7
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Stanford Pow Wow, Viennese Ball, Full Moon on the Quad, Big Game, Gaities
  • Number of students in fraternities 15
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport San Jose (20), San Francisco (35)
  • Distance to nearest train Palo Alto (1)
  • Distance to nearest bus Palo Alto (1)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 10%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 13%
  • Number of students using college housing 91%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 5%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 90%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (64%), women's dorms (1%), sorority housing (3%), fraternity housing (5%), apartments for married students (1%), apartment for single students (10%), special housing for disabled students (2%), cooperative housing (5%), other housing options (9%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 60%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 78
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 12%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available N/A
  • College campus housing availability Yes
Campus Services
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 1,534,751
  • Campus Safety 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)
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 550
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 375
  • Museums The Hopkins Marine Station, the Iris & Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, the Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, and the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. Ther
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Subscriptions 52,000
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Library Facilities There are 14 main or branch libraries and five coordinate libraries on campus. Main or branch libraries: Art and Architecture Library, Branner Earth Sciences Library, Cecil H. Green Library, Cubberley Education Library, East Asia Library, Engieering Librar
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 5,745,423
  • Computer Courses No
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number of e-books 365,000
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 400
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 5,000
  • Number Of Books in Library 8,267,412
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 80
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (San Jose University)
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Santa Clara University)
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of California--Berkeley)
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Google, Accenture, Teach for America, Boston Consulting, Goldman Sachs,J.P. Morgan. Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, McKinsey, Mercer
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 65%
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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