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Stanford University is a private institution that was founded in 1885. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,034, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 8,180 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. Stanford University’s ranking in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 5. Its tuition and fees are $49,617 (2017-18).
Stanford University’s pristine campus is located in California’s Bay Area, about 30 miles from San Francisco. Stanford offers a wide range of student organizations, including the Stanford Pre-Business Association and Stanford Solar Car Project, which designs, builds and races a solar car every two years. The Stanford Cardinal are well known for the traditional “Big Game” against Cal, an annual football competition that awards the Stanford Axe — a sought-after trophy — to the victor. Stanford also has successful programs in tennis and golf. Only freshmen are required to live on campus, but students are guaranteed housing for all four years, and most choose to remain on campus. Greek life at Stanford represents approximately 25 percent of the student body.
Four of Stanford University’s seven schools offer undergraduate and graduate coursework, and the remaining three serve as purely graduate schools. Graduate programs include the highly ranked School of Education, School of Engineering, School of Law, School of Medicine and Graduate School of Business. The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment oversees collaboration between environmental research, teaching and outreach. Stanford has a number of well-known theatrical and musical groups, including the Ram’s Head Theatrical Society and the Mendicants, an all-male a Capella group. Notable Stanford alumni include former U.S. President Herbert Hoover, Hall of Fame NFL quarterback John Elway, actress Sigourney Weaver and golfer Tiger Woods, who played collegiality at Stanford.
Stanford University offers a number of student services, including nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance. Stanford University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.). Of the students at Stanford University, 32 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Stanford University.
Stanford University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,034, with a gender distribution of 51 percent male students and 49 percent female students. At this school, 92 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 8 percent of students live off campus. In sports, Stanford University is part of the NCAA I.
Stanford University is ranked #5 in National Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. Read more about how we rank schools.