Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA-
- Campus FoodA+
- Student LifeA+
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NCAA Division I-A
Stanford University Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.71 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Computer Science217Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities113Graduates
- Mechanical Engineering79Graduates
- Industrial and Engineering Management63Graduates
- International Relations and National Security Studies63Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.79 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.95 responses
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After Stanford University
- Very Good406
There are three dorm options for freshmen--all-frosh dorms, 4-class dorms, and one freshman-sophomore dorm. All-freshmen dorms offer an exciting atmosphere, because everyone's new, excited, and eager to make friends. 4-class dorms are a little more subdued (fewer parties usually), but freshmen get the benefit of easy access to advice and guidance from upper-classmen. Most upper-classmen, especially juniors and seniors, live in houses on campus (there are 30-50 people per house). Some are co-ops, which means that residents are responsible for cooking/cleaning, but have a great deal of autonomy over the house (there are no university staff positioned in the house; students have free reign). A more common type of housing, self-ops, offers slightly less autonomy, but things like cooking and cleaning are taken care of by in-house university employees (no need to go to dining halls). There is also apartment-style housing on campus for students who want to live more independently. Generally, housing is spacious compared to other schools, and the buildings are in great condition!
- College Senior
- Dec 30 2014
Stanford sports teams are consistently among the best--if not the best--in the nation. Stanford has won the Division I Director's Cup the last 20 years in a row. The school has stellar athletes and stellar facilities, which are all located on campus--no need to travel around the town. There are multiple gyms on campus, a rock climbing wall, multiple swimming pools, tennis courts, fields, etc. Some dorms have their own basketball courts, volleyball courts, and grass or turf fields for casual play. The only less appealing thing about Stanford sports is student attendance--there's usually a big crowd at the football and basketball games, but because Stanford students are so busy (academics, clubs, social life, etc.), the attendance at other games leaves something to be desired. There's still a lot of school spirit though; Stanford students love their school!
- College Senior
- Dec 30 2014
Inclusive and Supportive – I can't speak for any of the other language majors, but as a Japanese major, I've found the majority of classes to be intimate, quick, and easily adaptable when it comes to offered times and clashing schedules; the workload, comfortable enough to balance with a social life (unlike engineering!); the professors, nothing but helpful and understanding. The Japanese language building, although on the small side, is a great resource for students - there are always up-to-date posters and fliers for on-going events, internship opportunities, and tutorial help. The major boasts two Study Abroad programs (Bing Overseas, and Kyoto Consortium), both of which are top-notch and immersive programs that can be paired with internships or extensive community involvement while abroad. Overall it's a small but very well-connected major that has an abundance of resources and opportunities!
- College Junior
- July 9 2011