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Reviews 1037 total reviews with an average rating of 4.0

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: People are just doing what they want to do

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Leading opportunities in every area

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: People are accepting of others and diversity is embraced.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's there just like at every school but Stanford is great

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Best school that is well-deserving of its reputation!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm not too worried about career prospects because I believe a degree from this school is valued very highly.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Brock Turner was an isolated incident and doesn't represent the campus culture on health and safety.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Lived in Flomo my frosh year - was a fantastic experience!

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: In a sorority and think the community is amazing.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: One of the top athletic schools in the nation.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Best school ever. Couldn't dream of going to anywhere else.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Definite presence on campus, but not as pervasive as greek life at some state schools. Your social life will still be fine if you aren't involved in one directly

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Lots of fan support and opportunity for engaging with sports, but it's not an overbearing presence

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I definitely made the right choice when I decided to attend Stanford.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've enjoyed most of my classes, except for the ones where the material is hard, and the professor is made at explaining things.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Employers do very well in Career Fairs in promoting their name and recruiting potential employees.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Students are active in protesting against sexual assault and institutions who don't do enough.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The buildings are nice and comfortable, sometimes even the architecture and interior design in pretty.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I felt a little left out for not joining a sorority, but it's not the end of my social life either.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: School spirit is fun during football season, less in Basketball, and non existent in other sports, unless your'e friends with an athlete.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am in a position where opportunities are all at my fingertips

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Professors could be encouraged to give better lectures, but overall great.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: A Stanford degree can get you pretty much anywhere.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Despite the size of campus, I feel that the school does a great job.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I would say it's okay, but then I saw the situation at other schools.

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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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