Stanford University

1,095 reviews
  1. Stanford, CA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
Stanford University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Pac-12 Conference
Address
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

Stanford University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
5%
SAT Range
1380-1570
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$90
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$17,952/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $2,841/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,879/ year
  • $49-75k
    $7,576/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,212/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,240/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.55 responses
91%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,019Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Brilliant and humble
    47%
  • Friendly but stressed
    26%
  • Laid back
    11%
  • Passionate
    11%
  • Stressed
    5%
  • Collaborative and record-breaking
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
75%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.65 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.81 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Awesome
    47%
  • The dream
    24%
  • Creates opportunities for students
    12%
  • Great environment for academic and personal growth
    12%
  • Overrated for sure but still pretty great
    6%
  • Many opportunities, choice paralysis, still great
    0%

After Stanford University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$80,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
95%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses

Reviews

1,095 reviews
  • Excellent
    371
  • Very Good
    406
  • Average
    236
  • Poor
    40
  • Terrible
    18
Truly an amazing school, Stanford has an incredible faculty that is completely accessible to students and offers unparalleled opportunities in extracurricular activities and academics alike.
  • Freshman
  • 1 day ago
It was a great experience with lots of opportunity. My greatest memories are from here. If I could change one thing, it'd be the increased diversity of the student populations.
  • Niche User
  • 2 days ago
Great experience. Lives up to the hype.
  • College Senior
  • 9 days ago