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Stanford UniversityStanford, CA
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University of Colorado BoulderBoulder, CO
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePublic, four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Master's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$56,169Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$12,496 Colorado Residents
$38,314 Out-of-State
expensive$55,011Graduate Tuitioncheaper$13,901 Colorado Residents
$33,953 Out-of-State
More$53,346Average Financial Aid AmountLess$10,933
Admission
Higher1,520 SAT
35 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,280 SAT
28 ACT
Tighter4%Acceptance RateEasier80%
Favorable80%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower16%
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Enrollment
Smaller15,953Total EnrollmentLarger37,437
Smaller6,366Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger30,307
Larger9,587Graduate Student PopulationSmaller7,130
-Online Student Population11,072
Completion & Outcomes
Higher95%Graduate RateLower72%
-Transfer-out Rate16%
Higher86%Retention RateLower85%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 12,614)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 7,300)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,169)Board/Meal Plan
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty4 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty18 to 1
4,224Number of faculties2,686
Higher$188,567Average Faculty SalaryLower$101,556
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.