Sunday, February 5, 2012

Stanford University

Stanford is usually considered the best school on the west coast, as well as one of the finest research and teaching universities in the world. Stanford is just as competitive as the best universities in the Northeast, but with its Spanish architecture and mild Californian climate, you won’t mistake it for the Ivy League. Stanford's strengths in research and teaching have earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and membership in the Association of American Universities. In athletics, Stanford University competes in the NCAA Division I Pacific 12 Conference.

Admissions Data (2010):

Enrollment (2010):

  • Total Enrollment: 19,535 (6,940 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51% Male / 49% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2010 - 11):

  • Tuition and Fees: $40,172
  • Books: $1,485
  • Room and Board: $11,876
  • Other Expenses: $2,385
  • Total Cost: $55,918

Stanford Financial Aid (2009 - 10):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 75%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 64%
    • Loans: 13%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $33,651
    • Loans: $6,242

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, English, Human Biology, Interdisciplinary Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 98%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 78%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 95%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Stanford and the Common Application

Stanford University uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

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