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5 College Student

Campus Housing: I have met so many friends by staying on campus.

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1 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: One thing may be worse than the "dining" at Stanford, and that's the price, the quality and the availability of the off-campus housing. Forget about privacy and prices below $1000 for a crapy room at a shared old and smelly house in the suburbs with a 40 min commute.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Have you ever tried to eat in Palo Alto? If yes, you know why you wouldn't do it the next time. If no, don't start unless you are starving and the nearest kitchen if an hour away. Totally pointless waste of time and money.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Some tolerable bureaucracy, otherwise it's OK.

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Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: For graduate students, the most difficult part will be to find out about the financial aid.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: You can equally easily find a party and escape all the parties. You choose.

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1 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: The food is really bad at this part of the West coast, and Stanford campus is no exception. Occasionally, you may find something somehow eatable but that's about it. If you have been born and raised in NorCal, than that may be OK for your taste. Otherwise, prepare to suffer.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Pea-sized rooms that suffer from regular break-ins and overall campus unsafety and got really, really chilly in the winter.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Stanford is in my opinion the best school if you can get in with great career options and the opportunities given are fantastic.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Stanford's courses are plentiful and very rewarding. We have small class sizes when you're outside of the intro classes and have some of the most qualified professors. The TA's are plentiful and experienced for the most part.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A degree from Stanford is very helpful in getting a job after college as well as for internships during college. The career center is helpful and there are very many top companies as well as startups from Silicon Valley recruiting on campus.

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College Freshman

Health & Safety: I don't know of any sexual assaults personally that have occurred on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I do not plan to be involved in Greek life but for those who want to, it is available.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Everyone on campus is athletic and the sports are the best in the nation. There is a lot of school spirit and the athletic facilities are also the best in the nation.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not have off campus housing nor do I intend to use it.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: With the San Francisco area available outside of campus, it is pretty easy to find good dining options off campus.

5 College Freshman

Administration: It's very lenient and understanding but strict where necessary like the honor code.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got quite a bit of financial aid which was necessary because my brother is also at a prestigious college.

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College Freshman

Party Scene: I usually do not go to parties as I do not drink, but I hear of parties every weekend and that some are very good.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Lots of variety and extremely healthy. Have some really delicious foods, but depends on the day.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing is rather normal in size but it is clean and the amenities are nice. The cost is a little expensive but the social atmosphere is nice with open doors.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Lots of options, you get to pick your major any time before the end of sophomore year. Almost no one declares frosh year. CS is the largest major.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm in Electrical Engineering, and I like the classes a lot. The CME series can be gross though

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: Have not had an internship yet because I'm a freshman, but am currently in the midst of the job process

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: We're pretty diverse here and it's much appreciated.

Not much political diversity or religious diversity though, if that's what you care about

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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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