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Founded in 1885, Stanford University. is a Private college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 7,034 full time undergraduate students, and 10,150 full time graduate students.
The Stanford University Academic calendar runs on a Quarter basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 1089 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Stanford University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Most Selective, with ,96% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 4 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
100% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 99% were in the top quarter, and 94% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Stanford University.
136 Students rated on-campus housing 4.4 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.
91 Students rated off-campus housing 2.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
136 Students rated campus food 4 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.
138 Students rated campus facilities 4.7 stars. 75 % gave the school a 5.0.
136 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.
137 Students rated school activities 4.6 stars. 70 % gave the school a 5.0.
138 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
134 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.
48 Students rated Stanford University
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Stanford University. I found a broad range of students there who were bringing very different perspectives and life experiences to the table. The professors were often leaders in their field. The amenities and facilities left nothing to be desired. Was there a downside? Yes, being surrounded by such high achievers can make the experience a pressure-cooker. It's worth taking the time while on campus to take care of your own personal happiness, because otherwise you might find yourself chasing prestige.
Stanford is one of the best college experiences to be had. Academically and socially, the environment is warm, intellectually stimulating, growth-promoting, safe, and exciting. The campus is beautiful with incredible facilities, housing options, campus eating options, and research, recreational, club, and social opportunities to suit everyone's interests.
Stanford University is a special place because of the people you meet. There are incredible stories to be heard from every single student on this campus, so it is a truly amazing experience to work and learn alongside them. Furthermore, there is an extensive list of student-led clubs and gatherings, all consequence of the students' proactiveness.
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I always imagined what the world would be like if my great-grandmother was alive. She was born and raised in North Carolina: it was her home, her vestige, the special memento she kept in her back pocket. She would always pull it out to reflect on a memory or piece of advice before we left for a big trip. I liked that about her. I always imagined what she’d say before I left for college. I imagined it like this: We’re sitting on our front porch in Pendleton, North Carolina and she says, “Gal, if there is one thing you should remember before college, it’s this: Stay away from the moonshine. Yes, the moonshine. All those mixtures, colors, and flavors ain’t nothing but a way for you to start tipping, dragging and falling all the way home. And before you start tipping and dragging, remember, them men will follow after you and a lot of 'em won’t be nice.” I’d like to think what she was alluding to was college depredation. I knew that was just her way of keeping me safe. It's also the thing I'd tell my college self.
My classmates are friendly, lively, and smart people who manage well in school but also have a lot of time to have fun.
Very nice campus, great administration, easy classes, terrible fellow students
My favorite aspect of life at Stanford is certainly the open-mindedness, especially with respect to the vibrant diversity that exists on campus. There are limitless opportunities at Stanford for all individuals to express themselves, regardless of race, heritage, religious ideals, political affiliations, or any other personal identifications that otherwise create barriers between students. Upon initially acquainting myself with current students during Admit Weekend when I was a high school senior, I found that they were extremely open to learn more about and understand the perspectives of their diverse peers. I appreciate that everyone is incredbly welcoming, accepting, and warmhearted.
Yes almost everyones happy but if you aren't the Prozac type then it's not fun.
Quite easy compared to a rigorous private high school
Stanford gathers the world's best students and professors, unique in their own ways, and puts them together on a beautiful, sunny campus to cooperate to make amazing opportunities and results.
The best thing about this campus, besides the beautiful weather and scenery, are the people. Everyone from students to professors is very driven and a pleasure to talk to and work with.
All stanford students are the same - white, rich, boring, conformist.
Social life is friday and saturday night when people start drinking at 10 go out to a frat party and home paired up with some other loser by 12:30 or else just giving up on the night. Partying is self-medication not something to enjoy for it's own sake
The rampant partying in some dorms without any regard for others- the R.A.'s won't do anything about it.
That is it NOT ALWAYS hot and sunny.
That everyone seems to be doing fine in classes, etc. -- which makes me feel like I'm the only one who is not doing so well. I know it's not true though, it's called the "Stanford Duck Syndrome". People are really good at hiding what's going wrong in their lives and putting on a faccade that everything is okay.
People who are interested in nourishing the life of the mind won't like Stanford very much. It's an academic school, but most of the academics seem targeted towards career placement or some other utilitarian goal. Learning for the sake of learning is pretty rare.
Liberal, motivated, excited, intelligent, spunky, interesting, accepting, fun
This school is best known for the great companies that were founded here and the prominent figures who attended.
The laid back atmosphere is really conducive to fun and learning. There's a great vibe on campus that makes the challenging academics a bit easier.
I chose Stanford because I felt like I was at home when I first stepped on its campus. With its great academic departments and gorgeous weather, Stanford was undoubtedly the right choice. The people there are amazingly friendly and welcoming. I had no problem making friends with students, including upperclassmen.
A few stereotypes that I've heard about Stanford students are those imposed upon most Ivy Leaguers (note: Stanford is not technically an Ivy League school): namely, that we're all privileged white kids, with a substantial amount of us intent on being at the top of the pack (think: cut throat competition).
Here's the run-down: there's almost always a kernel of truth to any stereotype, but luckily for Stanford (and me!), in this case it's only a small kernel.
Being an international student myself who grew up in the Middle East, I can attest to the diversity of the Stanford population. The caveat - if you read the "official" calculation of Stanford's population - is that Stanford counts "Americanized" international students as "international" - i.e if grew up in the US with foreign parents you are considered international. I find that definition a bit of a stretch. However, regardless of your views of what constitutes international, there's a fair amount of people who grew up overseas at Stanford. Additionally, Stanford boasts itself on being one of the top colleges for students of color and those of latino/a origin (see this page for more info: http://admission.stanford.edu/student/diversity/index.html)
In terms of relative wealth, there are many privileged kids at Stanford, but not that privileged. Case in point: most Stanford students don't have a car (though that's partly out of convenience as well). Students commonly complain about the expense of food in Palo Alto. Additionally, I would say around 20-30% of the student population has a part time job to support themselves.
Last, let's talk about competition: My favorite part about Stanford is the lack of competition among students in most undergraduate departments. I say MOST rather than all, since my major is Sociology with a minor in philosophy (i.e I'm familiar with the humanities and social sciences). Based on what my friends in the more technical fields tell me, there isn't that much morale-killing competition in their departments either. I think part of that is West Coast culture, and part of that is purely Stanford culture. My brother went to Harvard and his characterization of their student population has led me to believe that Stanford is more collaborative than competitive compared to other top schools in the nation.
A Stanford student talks about dating on campus.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
66% of students
attending Stanford University receive some sort of financial aid.
13% were awarded federal grants.
While 9% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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