Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA-
- Campus FoodA+
- Student LifeA+
Stanford University is ...
NCAA Division I-A
Stanford University Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
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
Stanford has a reputable undergrad education that is bolstered by a community of staff and faculty who are committed to finding part time jobs, internships, and other opportunities for pre-professional experiences outside of the classroom. Situated at the heart of Silicon Valley, recruitment for techies (engineering and computer science majors) and prospective consultants is intense and competitive. We have top ranking business, law, and medical schools, and these connections have definitely helped undergrads. Alumni participation, with events such as Homecoming Reunion and the Alumni Club, is very strong, making us the first university to raise $1 billion dollars in fundraising efforts. With resources in Student Career Education such as BEAM and the online platform Handshake, Stanford really wants to help its students be fully equipped after graduation.
- College Sophomore
- 4 months ago
The professors take their job seriously. Even if they are experts in their field and are highly regarded (and extremely busy) with research, they take genuine interest in their students' success. My professors will go out of their way to talk to me and counsel; they always make time to talk outside of lecture. Class sizes differ; as usual, classes are big when they are introductory science and engineering classes, but smaller when they're upper division classes. Required undergrad general education classes are also small, which creates communities and closer connections to faculty.
- College Sophomore
- 4 months ago
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