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Stanford University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Stanford, California. The suburban atmosphere of Stanford makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

$48,172 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
4% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Stanford University?


Contact details for Stanford are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-723-2300

How Do I Get Into Stanford?

You can apply to Stanford online at:

Admission Requirements for Stanford

Submission Required?
High School GPA Recommended
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Stanford?

4% Acceptance Rate
51% Of Accepted Are Women
15% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Stanford is 4%, which means the school is highly selective when deciding who will be admitted and who won't. Even if you have great grades and test scores, that may not be enough. So be sure to look for ways to make your application memorable.

Approximately 49% of accepted students are men and 51% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 4%, and the acceptance rate for women is 4%.

Average Test Scores

About 15% of students accepted to Stanford submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 720 and 770. Math scores were between 750 and 800.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Stanford University  ( 720 to 770 )

SAT Math Scores for Stanford University  ( 750 to 800 )
Stanford received ACT scores from 11% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 35 and 36. Math scores were between 31 and 33. Composite scores were between 34 and 35.

ACT English Scores for Stanford University  ( 35 to 36 )
ACT Math Scores for Stanford University  ( 31 to 33 )
ACT Composite Scores for Stanford University  ( 34 to 35 )

Can I Afford Stanford University?

$48,172 Net Price
5% Take Out Loans
0.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Stanford is $48,172. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Stanford, approximately 5% of students took out student loans averaging $8,868 a year. That adds up to $35,472 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Stanford is 0.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Stanford University Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,645 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are also 10,035 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,645 full-time undergraduates at Stanford, 49% are male and 51% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Stanford University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,917
Black or African American 547
Hispanic or Latino 1,339
White 2,139
International Students 818
Other Races/Ethnicities 885

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at Stanford University. At this time, all 50 states and the District of Columbia are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 127 countries are represented at Stanford. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Canada.

Online Learning at Stanford University

0 Took All Classes Online
864 Took At Least One Class Online
0.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 864 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Stanford has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 2nd most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

This is the #1,285 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Stanford regardless of major.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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