Stanford University Computer Science Programs
Located in Stanford, California, Stanford University is a private not-for-profit institution. Stanford is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.
Stanford University Rankings
Out of the 28 colleges in California, Stanford is ranked at #2.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Stanford has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Stanford.
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Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Stanford has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Stanford University?
Contact details for Stanford are given below.
|Address:||Stanford, CA 94305|
How Do I Get Into Stanford?
You can apply to Stanford online at: commonapp.org
Admission Requirements for Stanford
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Stanford?
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 5%.
Average Test Scores
About 78% 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 690 and 760. Math scores were between 700 and 780.
Can I Afford Stanford University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Stanford, approximately 8% of students took out student loans averaging $8,382 a year. That adds up to $33,528 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Stanford is 1.0%. 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
Of the 6,996 full-time undergraduates at Stanford, 50% are male and 50% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Stanford University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||477|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,156|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Stanford has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 3rd most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
This is the #1,560 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Stanford regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Stanford majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Stanford ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Stanford.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
Stanford University Computer Science Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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