Stanford, CA
Stanford University


On-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Housing

Campus Food

Campus Facilities

Class Size

Activities

Local Services

Academics

Recent Reviews

Matthew
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Stanford is an academically challenging, fantastic research university in a phenomenal location!

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Stanford is an academically challenging, fantastic research university in a phenomenal location!

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My current goals for my career are to go to medical school and work to become an anesthesiologist after I graduate from Stanford. In order to acheive these goals, I have participated in programs and groups on campus that have been giving me insight as to what I will need to do to gain entrance into a good medical school. If I could go back in time and give myself advice I would definitely recommend improved study habits and better attention to AP exams. I realize now that I could have placed out of many freshman classes had I scored higher on these exams and took them much more seriously. Attending college at a major university has forced me to be a much better student, at times relearning key concepts brushed over in high school. I believe my time in high school should have included more time reading current events and learning self-discipline tools. As I mature, learning becomes less of a chore and more of a quest for knowledge and self-understanding.

What's unique about your campus?

My school is academicaly one of the strongest in the Nation. In addition to the great academics, the people are warm and understanding. I plan to major in Human Biology and Stanford is known for their great research opportunities. I have learned so much in only one quarter at Stanford and look forward to a great education all four years. I plan to get involved in research, and plan to attend an over seas program at the Great Barrier Reef . Stanford offers a multiude of challenges and opportunities. I am priviledged to be a student here.

Jena
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Enjoy your time at home. Enjoy your friends. Stop thinking about college because it?s coming no matter how much you stress ab...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Enjoy your time at home. Enjoy your friends. Stop thinking about college because it?s coming no matter how much you stress about it. You?ll be fine wherever you end up, and, though the rejection letters hurt quite a bit, you?ll end up happier than you could?ve imagined. Honestly, the school you will attend doesn?t matter nearly as much as the attitude you have going into it. Be happy that you?re able to get such an opportunity, an opportunity to learn and grow in a whole new environment! Be happy that you have family and friends that support that growth and will help you in any way that they can. Take this attitude with you when it?s time to leave for college, but don?t forget to enjoy yourself in the time before you get there. Senior year and summer passes quicker than any other time in your life so far. So, though you?re anxious and excited for what is to come (as you should be!) don?t get caught up in the future until you?re actually there. It?s waiting patiently for you.

What's unique about your campus?

By far, the absolute best thing about Stanford is its fertile learning environment. The school, the staff, the students?everyone is so encouraging and supportive when it comes to learning. The school puts on interesting events and brings speakers to talk about relevant issues, the teachers are always available for extra help in a class and are never judgmental, and other students are almost always willing to help each other out. I was expecting a harsh, competitive environment when I arrived here. What I?ve been most pleasantly surprised by is the overall feeling of synergy on campus.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing I?ve experienced at Stanford is probably how much freshman dorms are segregated. It?s a little difficult to get to know other people outside your dorm for the first month or so. On that note, though, there are myriad extracurricular activities to choose from, which are a great place to meet different people! Adding to that the fact that almost every student participates in some outside activity, it?s really not too hard to meet people overall.

Paul
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Stanford is the greatest place on earth so come here!

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Stanford is the greatest place on earth so come here!

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Work harder than you ever have. Don't ever skip a class. Have fun... but only because you work hard and play hard.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Don't try to balance too many extra-curriculars.

Ronald
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College is like spending a day at the amusement park with the fastest, tallest rides and the most entertaining games. Between...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College is like spending a day at the amusement park with the fastest, tallest rides and the most entertaining games. Between studying, meeting best friends, and doing extracurricular activities, one can have a great experience. With limited time, it seems logical to run as fast as possible in order to ride every roller coaster and play every game. But, it?s very important not to run too fast, trip, or run out of energy too soon. Trying to do too much too fast will prevent you from enjoying each activity to the fullest and might hurt you in the long run. Fortunately, college gives you plenty of time to explore your interests, ride your favorites, and play every game. Some people even find a passion, talent, or skill in a particular field and enjoy devoting the majority of their time to it. Just as you might get a little dizzy on a ride or two at an amusement park, sometimes classes may be quite taxing. Just as the tickets and food for theme parks are often overpriced, so too is rising tuition costs and fees. Just be sure to remind yourself why you came there in the first place.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Open-minded, involved, driven, intelligent, passionate, caring, service-oriented

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Lazy, overly conservative, hateful, disrespectful

Patrick
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Amount of helpful resources dedicated to the student body.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

One of the most important features of a successful college experience is efficient time-management. Your intelligence, skills, and even attitude become ineffective without managing your time properly. Avoid habits and attitudes that may lead to procrastination, neglectfulness, etc. in all aspects of your college experience, whether academic or social. In doing so, there will be time for most of your interests and any new ones you may wish to pursue. Since college offers many new and exciting opportunites, it would be a good idea to experience as many as you can. To do so, however, again requires you to manage your (limited) time well. It is therefore of the utmost importance to do so. By adopting this mentality and developing habits conducive to managing your time well, your experience at college will be richer and more fullfilling than you can possibly imagine.

Derwin
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

This school is best known for the great companies that were founded here and the prominent figures who attended.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

This school is best known for the great companies that were founded here and the prominent figures who attended.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

One thing I would tell myself is to obtain employment during the school year. and budget properly Even though I had an abundance of scholarships, working during the school year would have allowed me to save up enough money to cover living expenses to pursue an unpaid internship over the summer. Another thing I would tell myself is to get involved in more student groups to get to know more students with common interests and goals. The last thing I would tell myself is not to be afraid to ask for help with academics. There are plenty of resources I can take advantage of and I have no need to be embarrassed about needing assistance.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about this school were the resources; financial aid esources for students, quality classroom and research environments, abundance of research grants, large library, and contact with professors, career networking, and alumni. These resources help eliminate most of the problems students have in attending college, stimulating their academic curiosity, and developing a career.

Danielle
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could give myself any advice, it would be to not be afraid of changing your mind about what you want to do. Going to col...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could give myself any advice, it would be to not be afraid of changing your mind about what you want to do. Going to college opens up a multitude of experiences available, and it's okay to try something and decide you don't enjoy it. It's easy to just go to classes and fill up your free time with socializing with all the new friends you'll make, but it's important to keep challenging yourself with new activities and new ideas - that's the only way you'll find out what you're passionate about. You don't have to decide what you want to do with the rest of your life, even if everyone around you seems to have figured it out already (they haven't). Just try to find something that is interesting to you, something that motivates you to work toward something that isn't a grade or a line on a resume. And enjoy yourself! Don't take life too seriously - you're not in the real world just yet.

What's unique about your campus?

I think the best thing about my school is the quantity and variety of extracurricular activities: clubs, service groups, sports, cultural activities, visual and performing arts opportunities, preprofessional societies, social organizations.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I think the most frustrating thing about my school is the demanding nature of the quarter system.

Sam
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is the best university that is on the West coast with plenty of career opportunities available after graduation.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is the best university that is on the West coast with plenty of career opportunities available after graduation.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Homie check it, college is exactly what you think it is, partying and stress. Make sure you go to a school that has plenty of financial aid because that is the number one most important factor, it doesn't help to go to a good school if you are going to finish in debt thousands of dollars. Alcohol rules campuses, period. Most parties will have a majority of its constituents drunk and, frankly, are only fun if they are attended drunk. Hot girls don't go to smart schools, if you find that it is important that potential relationships with attractive women are available apply for a school that isn't prestigious, there are more attractive women there. Make sure that you apply for PLENTY of scholarships when you are a high school senior, people love giving money to seniors, but not as much for people already in college... go figure. Be prepared to come in to an environment which has most of the kids enjoying their freedom from their parents for the first time, which leads to plenty of encounters with alcohol or other drugs, especially on prestigious campuses.

What's unique about your campus?

The academics, because of the previouse box.

STACEY
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

First, I will tell myself to choose your career field, and make sure it makes you happy. Also could you see yourself retirin...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

First, I will tell myself to choose your career field, and make sure it makes you happy. Also could you see yourself retiring from this career in the future? Second, I would tell myself to make sure that I stick with school and finish it. Focus on my dreams and do not let any come between your success. It will be things that may discourage you but keep your head up . Make sure you surround yourself by successful people. Third make sure you have established realistic goals. Be very active in college. Have the mind to be willing to learned and very opened minded to new things. You may have to eliminate something that you are currently doing .So that way you could be a head of class. College is surely different, its not like you are in high school .But when it comes to college you have to pay attention are you may get left behind. College is more about independent and being on you own. High school you are still living at home. But if you put in a lot of hard work you will be very proud of your self in the end of it all.

Details

  • Enrollment
  • 7,274
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $43,683
  • Acceptance rate
  • 7%

Campus Topics

    • {{q.Category}}
      • {{q.Question}}
        ({{q.TotalAnswered}} answers)
      • No Answers Yet :(
        Be the first to write a review!
        {{vm.getPercentage(pa.TotalAnswered,q.TotalAnswered)}}% "{{pa.Answer}}"

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

Stanford University administrators: claim your school to add photos and details.