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IPEDS ID: 243744
OPE ID: 00130500
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Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305
General information:  (650) 723-2300
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  18,346 (7,274 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement

From the Stanford University Founding Grant, November 11, 1885:

...the Nature, Object, and Purposes of the Institution Hereby Founded, to Be:

Its nature, that of a university with such seminaries of learning as shall make it of the highest grade, including mechanical institutes, museums, galleries of art, laboratories, and conservatories, together with all things necessary for the study of agriculture in all its branches, and for mechanical training, and the studies and exercises directed to the cultivation and enlargement of the mind:

Its object, to qualify its students for personal success, and direct usefulness in life;

And its purposes, to promote the public welfare by exercising an influence in behalf of humanity and civilization, teaching the blessings of liberty regulated by law, and inculcating love and reverence for the great principles of government as derived from the inalienable rights of man to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty3,5522,321
Research and public service6541,960
Total graduate assistants-3,152
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$39,201$40,569$41,787$43,6834.5%
Books and supplies$1,485$1,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,876$12,291$12,721$13,1663.5%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$54,947$56,760$58,408$60,7494.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,15966%————
Grant or scholarship aid93653%$36,783,978$39,299
Federal grants25114%$1,398,332$5,571
Pell grants24914%$1,049,348$4,214
Other federal grants1317%$348,984$2,664
State/local government grant or scholarships1056%$965,073$9,191
Institutional grants or scholarships93353%$34,420,573$36,892
Student loan aid18210%$1,359,194$7,468
Federal student loans17710%$947,658$5,354
Other student loans181%$411,536$22,863
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid14,34262%$165,450,082$38,105
Pell grants1,11716%$4,676,831$4,187
Federal student loans94013%$5,823,849$6,196
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$20,450$18,238$19,109
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$4,361$3,506$3,516
$30,001 – $48,000$4,975$5,900$4,260
$48,001 – $75,000$5,490$7,535$6,240
$75,001 – $110,000$14,130$15,657$12,679
$110,001 and more$37,575$36,362$40,323
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment18,346
Undergraduate enrollment7,274
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment28
Graduate enrollment11,072
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 96%
Part-time: 4%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 51%
Female: 49%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 18%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 16%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 37%
Two or more races: 10%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 8%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 96%
25 and over: 4%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 38%
Out-of-state: 52%
Foreign countries: 10%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 78%
Part-time: 22%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 94%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $90
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants38,82820,46418,364
Percent admitted6%6%6%
Percent admitted who enrolled76%79%73%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading680780
SAT Math700790
SAT Writing690780
ACT Composite3134
ACT English3235
ACT Math3135
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 99%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 84 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 96%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 79%
6-year: 96%
8-year: 97%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 94%
Female: 97%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 78%
Asian: 97%
Black or African American: 91%
Hispanic/Latino: 93%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 98%
Two or more races: 94%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 95%
Non-resident alien: 91%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Food Science and Technology, Other-00-
Category total-00-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies-6--
African-American/Black Studies6---
American Indian/Native American Studies2---
American/United States Studies/Civilization17---
Area Studies, Other-5--
Asian-American Studies3---
East Asian Studies523--
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other16---
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies1---
Latin American Studies010--
Women's Studies3---
Category total5344--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other-08-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1081522-
Biomedical Sciences, General-5--
Cell Physiology-01-
Developmental Biology and Embryology-04-
Human/Medical Genetics-716-
Microbiology and Immunology-19-
Molecular Pharmacology-00-
Oncology and Cancer Biology-014-
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other-00-
Structural Biology--2-
Category total10841109-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-39119-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-80--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-3--
Category total-47419-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other27342-
Category total27342-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science132172d21-
Category total132172d21-
Biology Teacher Education-8--
Chemistry Teacher Education-4--
Earth Science Teacher Education-0--
Education, General-10927-
Elementary Education and Teaching-23--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-15--
Foreign Language Teacher Education-0--
French Language Teacher Education-0--
German Language Teacher Education-0--
History Teacher Education-0--
Mathematics Teacher Education-15--
Physics Teacher Education-2--
Social Science Teacher Education-15--
Spanish Language Teacher Education-0--
Category total-19127-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering-39200
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-179-
Chemical Engineering2227180
Civil Engineering, General23173212
Electrical and Electronics Engineering36249d941
Engineering, Other10416100
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering9---
Industrial Engineering0000
Materials Engineering1063160
Mechanical Engineering59147d710
Petroleum Engineering0750
Systems Engineering-000
Category total263738d2643
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management54165d21-
Category total54165d21-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General631511-
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other012-
Category total631613-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature132-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1713-
Comparative Literature906-
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General0---
French Language and Literature504-
German Language and Literature300-
Italian Language and Literature112-
Japanese Language and Literature302-
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-00-
Russian Language and Literature013-
Spanish Language and Literature031-
Category total461430-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other-4--
Medical Informatics-9d3-
Category total-13d98-
History, General601614-
Category total601614-
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-623-
Category total-62196-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies004-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-12--
Category total0124-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, Other25---
Computational and Applied Mathematics-2113-
Financial Mathematics-28--
Mathematics, General30216-
Statistics, General-5413-
Category total5510542-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences0---
Cognitive Science375--
Human Biology173---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1-0-
Science, Technology and Society64---
Category total27550-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other-176-
Category total-176-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other1---
Religion/Religious Studies215-
Category total14711-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General22530-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other34140
Geology/Earth Science, General3321--
Geophysics and Seismology156-
Physics, General20736-
Physics, Other-626-
Category total79481120
Psychology, General79139-
Category total79139-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General2519--
Category total2519--
Social Sciences
Economics, General951617-
International Relations and Affairs8424--
Political Science and Government, General47611-
Urban Studies/Affairs22---
Category total2897641-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation511-
Art/Art Studies, General002-
Cinematography and Film/Video Production-7--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General502-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies10---
Fine/Studio Arts, General115--
Industrial and Product Design-0--
Music Theory and Composition--3-
Music, General7155-
Category total382813-
Grand total1,6602,3101,0523
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined123118
Beach Volleyball11
Field Hockey23
Swimming and Diving4034
Synchronized Swimming15
Water Polo2122
Other Sports41
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities 2/28/1949 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1923 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs4/19/1985 - 8/31/2008Resigned
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1942 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools10/20/2002 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession122
Drug law violations27176
Liquor law violations314052
  • Line b was changed from 20 to 17 due to a data entry error. We had 20 total for the year but only 17 were on campus.
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations200
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible211226
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault4210
Motor vehicle theft142015
  • For 2011 line G was changed from 180 to 156 because victims were being counted rather than distinct operations.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible16820
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault124
Motor vehicle theft000
  • For 2011 line G was changed from 145 to 126 because victims were being counted instead of distinct operations.
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate0.7%1.0%
Number in default1012
Number in repayment1,2511,156
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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