Stanford University

Acceptance Rate 4 %
SAT Average 1,505
Tuition & Fees $56,169
Student Population 17,381
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $47,106

Academic Overview

Stanford University Campus, Stanford, CA
Stanford University is a private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years institute located in Stanford, California. It is a Research University (very high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2021 tuition & fees are $56,169 for undergraduate students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 17,381 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 4% and the graduation rate is 94% last year.
The salary after graduation from Stanford University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $141,300. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of Stanford University are $56,169. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $53,151 on average.
Stanford University 2021 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at Stanford. The acceptance rate of Stanford is 4% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 82%. The average graduation rate is 94% and the transfer-out rate is 1%. The average received amount of financial aid is $47,106 and 59% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 17,381 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 5 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Stanford University is 4 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Stanford University is 94 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Stanford University is 1 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Stanford University is 99 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Stanford University is 17,381
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Stanford University is 5 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
5 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $47,106 at Stanford University.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

Stanford offers 227 major programs through online and on-site education where 11 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Bachelor's Degree630
Master's Degree8911
Post Master's Degree60
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship670
Doctor's degree - professional practice20

Special Learning Opportunities

Stanford University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Freshmen (full-time) are required to live in on-campus house (e.g. dorms) at Stanford University.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassGraduate
ROTCArmy, NAVY, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:12,614)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $6,169)

Veterans Benefits

Stanford University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges