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Stanford University

Stanford, CA
University Website: www.stanford.edu/
Apply Online: www.stanford.edu/dept/uga/application/freshman/apply.html
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Coordinates: 37°26′N 122°10′W / 37.43°N 122.17°W / 37.43; -122.17

The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is an American private research university located in Stanford, California, on an 8,180-acre (3,310 ha) campus near Palo Alto.[note 1] It is situated in the northwestern Silicon Valley, approximately 20 miles (32 km) northwest of San Jose and 37 miles (60 km) southeast of San Francisco. In the 2013 admissions cycle, Stanford was the most selective large American University, with a rate under 5.7%, surpassing eastern Harvard, Yale and Columbia. Stanford is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in the United States and the world.

Leland Stanford, Governor of and U.S. Senator from California and leading railroad tycoon, and his wife, Jane Lathrop Stanford, founded the university in 1891 in memory of their son, Leland Stanford, Jr., who died of typhoid two months before his 16th birthday. The university was established as a coeducational and nondenominational institution. Tuition was free until the 1930s. The university struggled financially after the senior Stanford's 1893 death and after much of the campus was damaged by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Following World War II, Provost Frederick Terman supported faculty and graduates' entrepreneurialism to build self-sufficient local industry in what would become known as Silicon Valley. By 1970, Stanford was home to a linear accelerator, and was one of the original four ARPANET nodes (precursor to the internet).

Since 1952, more than 54 Stanford faculty, staff, and alumni have won the Nobel Prize, including 19 current faculty members, and Stanford has the largest number of Turing award winners (dubbed the "Nobel Prize of Computer Science") for a single institution. Stanford is the alma mater of 30 living billionaires, 17 astronauts, and one of the leading producers of members of the United States Congress. Faculty and alumni have founded many prominent companies including Google, Hewlett-Packard, Nike, Sun Microsystems, and Yahoo!, and companies founded by Stanford alumni generate more than $2.7 trillion in annual revenue, equivalent to the 10th-largest economy in the world. Stanford is also home to the original papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The university is organized into seven schools, including academic schools of Humanities and Sciences and Earth Sciences as well as professional schools of Business, Education, Engineering, Law, and Medicine. Stanford has a student body of approximately 7,000 undergraduate and 8,900 graduate students. Stanford is a founding member of the Association of American Universities.

Stanford competes in 34 varsity sports and is one of two private universities in the Division I FBS Pacific-12 Conference. Stanford has won 103 NCAA championships (the second-most for a university), and Stanford's athletic program has won the NACDA Directors' Cup every year since 1995. Stanford athletes have won medals in every Olympic Games since 1912, winning 244 Olympic medals total, 129 of them gold. In the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Stanford won more Olympic medals than any other university in the United States and, in terms of total medals won, would have tied with Japan for 11th place.

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  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $40,050.00 avg tuition


Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 723-2300

Apply online Admissions:
admission.stanford.edu/
Financial Aid:
www.stanford.edu/dept/finaid/

Areas of Study:

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Stanford University

Statistics:
Applied 34,348
Admitted 2,437 7%
Enrolled total 1,707
Full Time: 1,707
Part Time 0
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Reading 670 770
SAT Math 690 780
SAT Writing 680 780
ACT Composite 30 34
ACT English 30 35
ACT Math 30 35
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 98%
4-year graduation rate 79%
6-year graduation rate 95%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline 2013-01-01
Early Admission Deadline 2012-11-01
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline 2013-05-01
Transfer Student Application Deadline 2013-03-15
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Recommended
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Stanford University

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $40,050.00 $40,050.00 $40,050.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $1,514.00 $1,514.00 $1,514.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $890.00 $890.00 $890.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $40,050.00 $40,050.00 $40,050.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $806.00 $806.00 $806.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $890.00 $890.00 $890.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $12,291.00 $0.00 $0.00
Other Expenses $2,400.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $90.00
Graduate Application Fee $125.00
Books and Supplies $1,500.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 72%
Percent receiving grant aid 60%
Avg amount of grant aid $34,497.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 13%
Avg amount of student loan aid $5,944.00

Stanford University

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES
Food Science and Technology, Other X
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
African Studies X
African-American/Black Studies X
American Indian/Native American Studies X
American/United States Studies/Civilization X
Area Studies, Other X
Asian-American Studies X
East Asian Studies X X
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other X
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies X
Latin American Studies X X
Women's Studies X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biochemistry X
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X X
Biomedical Sciences, General X
Biophysics X
Cell Physiology X
Developmental Biology and Embryology X
Epidemiology X
Human/Medical Genetics X
Immunology X
Microbiology and Immunology X
Molecular Pharmacology X
Neuroscience X
Oncology and Cancer Biology X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Business Administration and Management, General X
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other X
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Communication and Media Studies, Other X X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Science X X
EDUCATION
Biology Teacher Education X
Chemistry Teacher Education X
Earth Science Teacher Education X
Education, General X
Elementary Education and Teaching X
English/Language Arts Teacher Education X
Foreign Language Teacher Education X
French Language Teacher Education X
German Language Teacher Education X
History Teacher Education X
Mathematics Teacher Education X
Physics Teacher Education X
Social Science Teacher Education X
Spanish Language Teacher Education X
ENGINEERING
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering X
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering X
Chemical Engineering X X
Civil Engineering, General X X
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X X
Engineering, Other X X
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering X
Industrial Engineering X X
Materials Engineering X X
Mechanical Engineering X X
Petroleum Engineering X X
Systems Engineering X
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS
Engineering/Industrial Management X X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X X
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other X X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Chinese Language and Literature X X
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X X
Comparative Literature X X
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General X
French Language and Literature X X
German Language and Literature X X
Italian Language and Literature X X
Japanese Language and Literature X X
Linguistics X X
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
Russian Language and Literature X X
Spanish Language and Literature X X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other X
Medical Informatics X
HISTORY
History, General X X
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Humanities/Humanistic Studies X X
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Applied Mathematics, Other X
Computational and Applied Mathematics X
Financial Mathematics X
Mathematics, General X X
Statistics, General X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Biological and Physical Sciences X
Cognitive Science X X
Human Biology X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
Science, Technology and Society X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X X
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other X
Religion/Religious Studies X X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X X
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other X X
Geology/Earth Science, General X X
Geophysics and Seismology X X
Physics, General X X
Physics, Other X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Policy Analysis, General X X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X X
Archeology X
Economics, General X X
International Relations and Affairs X X
Political Science and Government, General X X
Sociology X X
Urban Studies/Affairs X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X X
Art/Art Studies, General X X
Cinematography and Film/Video Production X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X X
Film/Cinema/Video Studies X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X X
Industrial and Product Design X
Music, General X X

Stanford University Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Accounting Scholarship - CalCPA, San Francisco Chapter Varies November 05, 2014
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