Location
Stanford, CA
Undergrads
7,003
Tuition
$42,225
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: In general, there is every type of person you could possibly want at Stanford. Whether you like nerdy, quite types, athletes, or creative artists, they most likely exist, it may just be harder to actually find them.

11 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The dining in Palo Alto is very overpriced. While there are a variety of options, most of the time due to price and lack of convenience, most students will rarely eat off campus.

7 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The Marguerite shuttle is free and fairly convenient. However, it does not go to very many stops off campus.

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Alexandria Butler
Hometown
St. Louis, MO
Major
Communications, Spanish
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The verdict is in: most students are overwhelmingly happy with their Stanford experience. The combination of challenging academics, undergrad-oriented faculty, diversity, beautiful weather, and a fairly social campus environment all combine to make for a great four years of college. Students, particularly those in engineering or sciences, might find the workload to be especially heavy at times, but most students are capable and want to work hard in the first place. Perhaps the biggest challenge students face at Stanford is just dealing with the other students, who range from hippies to hyper-competitive pre-meds. It makes for an interesting environment, but also a stressful one. However, if you immerse yourself in it long enough, it will eventually start to feel reasonably normal.

Despite the problems that Stanford students find with the University, they overwhelmingly agree that Stanford is “their place,” and they can’t imagine being anywhere else. It seems all the hype and the hefty price tag are well justified by the experiences that students can, and will, have here. If you’re looking for a university with a big name, vibrant population, and a good balance of work and fun, Stanford University will not disappoint.

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