Stanford University, founded in 1891, is a private, comprehensive, research-intensive university, where teaching, learning and research are part of a single enterprise. Stanford's enterprising character draws from its Western location and from the legacy of Jane and Leland Stanford. Its areas of excellence range from the humanities to the social sciences, engineering and the sciences. The layout and character of Stanford's Quadrangle were developed by Frederick Olmsted, designer of New York's Central Park. The 8,180-acre campus includes Moorish Spanish and French Romanesque architecture. It is located in Stanford, adjacent to Palo Alto, 30 miles south of San Francisco.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
6,996
Undergraduates
3,471
Men - 49.6%
3,526
Women - 50.4%
10,253
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
4% of 47,498 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 2
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.96
SAT Math
740-800 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
700-770 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32-35 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$78,218
Tuition and Fees
$56,169
Room and Board
$17,255
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$58,633
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,897
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Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,679
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
38%
10-19
32%
20-29
10%
30-39
5%
40-49
3%
50-99
8%
Over 100
4%
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San Francisco, San Jose Population
13,809
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Francisco, San Jose
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
93% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
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Tree
Sororities
25% of women participate
Fraternities
19% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.9%
Asian
25.5%
Black/African-American
7.6%
Hispanic/Latino
18.5%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
10.5%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.4%
White
36.2%
Unknown
0.4%
International Students
10.7%
First-Year Students Returning
98.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
72.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
50%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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