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 cappella 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 collegiately at Stanford.
- 7,062 undergraduates
- 9,368 graduates
- 2,219 faculty members
- 17 Nobel laureates are currently members of the Stanford community
- 4:1 student to faculty ratio
- 8,180 contiguous acres
- Nearly 700 major buildings
- 93% of undergraduates live on campus
- 6,200+ externally sponsored projects
- $1.64 billion total budget
- President Marc Tessier-Lavigne
- Provost Persis Drell
- Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences
- Humanities and Sciences
- $24.8 billion (as of Aug. 31, 2017)
TUITION AND FEES
This table represents tuition and fees for next year, 2018-19.
Regular quarterly tuition for the academic year 2018-19, payable Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters.
|Graduate 11-18 units||$16901|
|Graduate 8,9,10-unit rate||$10990|
|Each graduate unit above 18||$1127|
|Graduate Engineering 8,9,10-unit rate||$11700|
|Each graduate Engineering unit above 18||$1200|
|Graduate School of Business (M.B.A. program—first year)*||$23530|
|Graduate School of Business (M.B.A. program—second year)*||$22956|
|School of Medicine (M.D. Program)*||$19399|
|GSB & Law Joint Program**||$21060|
|Permit for Services Only (PSO)||$5112|
|Permit to Attend (PTA)***||$5112|
|TGR (Terminal Graduate Registration)||$3297|
|Medical School Research Rate||$3878|
*Ph.D. students in the Biomedical Sciences and in the Graduate School of Business are assessed the standard graduate tuition rate.
**Law/GSB joint program tuition rate
***Policies concerning auditing are available in the Stanford Bulletin.
MSx: M.S. in Management for Experienced Leaders (GSB): $128400 annual (4 quarters)
TGR students who carry 1, 2, or 3 units are assessed the TGR rate of $3297.
PostDoc Fee: $125
Graduation Quarter: $150
Health Services Fee: $217
VSR monthly fee: $1099
A Document Fee of $250 is assessed once upon first admission to Stanford as an undergraduate or graduate student, including Law, GSB, and Medicine students. Non-degree option (NDO) students, such as summer session and non-degree seeking SCPD students, are assessed a $125 Document Fee.