Stanford University

Stanford, CA
4-year
Medium
Suburban

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Majors offered at Stanford University

Biggest majors
Computer Science
Human Biology
Cognitive Science

Academics at Stanford University

1420-1570
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
32-35
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
5 to 1
Selectivity
Most Selective (4% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Demographics for Stanford University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Stanford University Students27%18%25%35%4%2%2%
All Bold.org College Students12%22%36%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Stanford University Students
24%
73%
Male
Female
< 3% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Stanford University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer155k
Senior Product Manager143k
Software Engineer119k
Data Scientist114k
Product Manager, Software111k
Research Scientist105k
Mechanical Engineer96k
Based on 18,669 student responses
81.8kAvg. Early Career Pay
147.1kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
56%in High-Meaning careers
51%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Stanford University

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Student reviews of Stanford University

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100% of students

Known for

Welcoming student body
LGBTQ+ friendly
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Good work-study options
Access to outdoor activities
Danny Park
Coding And Computer Science
Science
Physics
Cello

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Both teaching and discussion components have been splendid. Highly recommend!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Do not always feel pressured to do things like your friends or fellow students. Only compare yourself, not others.

Mothana Alsoofi
Tennis
Golf
Cars and Automotive Engineering

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Inclusive and amazing environment, accommodating professors, and amazing academic experience.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Takes on Social life will vary by person.

Lauren Reyes
Drawing And Illustration
Singing
Writing
Biology + 9 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

Stanford University has a plethora of opportunities for undergraduates. No matter what your major is, you will have lots of support from the faculty.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some professors teach in a style that assumes you have a higher understanding than you probably do. Things that may seem difficult for you will be easy to them, so there is a disconnect.

Elijah Song
Biking And Cycling
Orchestra
Violin
Korean + 9 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I think Stanford provides a nice balance of rigorous academics and a vibrant social life. The beautiful campus, combined with amazing Bay Area weather, makes Stanford seem like a place of endless opportunities. The dorms are pretty nice too, and the academic buildings are pretty amazing! All in all, I have loved my time at Stanford.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The new neighborhood system hasn't been implemented in the best way possible - some neighborhoods have much better dorms/locations than others, and with the new neighborhood system, you could get stuck in a dorm area you don't like.

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