The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    Beautiful campus/beautiful weather
  2. 2
    Getting a job
  3. 3
    Great athletics/extracurricular activity options
  4. 4
    San Francisco
  5. 5
    Talented, compassionate professors
  6. 6
    Wireless Internet
  7. 7
    Housing and dining hall options
  8. 8
    Overseas program
  9. 9
  10. 10
    Freedom-if you have an idea, you can get money to fund it.

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
98% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
95% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Easy Financial Aid Process
62% of students surveyed told us that the financial aid process went smoothly and they received the financial aid they needed.
Knowledgeable Professors
100% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
64% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
87% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
86% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Safe Campus
63% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Campus Pride
67% of students surveyed said that they love everything about the school and have a lot of campus pride.
Highly Satisfied Students
96% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
80% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
73% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 53/47 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Learn from the Best
98% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 70% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-64% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    Cost of living
  2. 2
    "The Stanford Bubble"
  3. 3
  4. 4
    Large campus
  5. 5
    The quarter system
  6. 6
    Bike accidents
  7. 7
    Palo Alto
  8. 8
    Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR)
  9. 9
    Introduction to the Humanities (IHUM)
  10. 10
    Pretentious/rich, annoying "legacy" kids

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $42,225, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive to Just Get By
60% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was worse than average.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $6,700.
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