Stanford University

There aren't many universities with the name recognition and reputation as Stanford University. In fact, Stanford is arguably one of the most well known universities in the world–and it is without a doubt one of the world's leading higher education institutions. Standford is consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the world year after year–and currently touts the #1 ranked business school in the nation.

Stanford's main campus is located in between San Francisco and San Jose at the north end of the Santa Clara Valley. Outside of the main campus, Stanford has various nature reserves, laboratories and other holdings. At 8,000+ acres, Stanford's main campus is among the largest college campuses in the United States. It's also at the top of the pack when it comes to raising money. Stanford is the first school in the nation (and world) to raise over a billion dollars in just one year.

With 40 departments spread across three undergraduate academic schools and four graduate-level professional schools, Stanford offers one of the most diverse, and compelling, higher education opportunities for students. In addition to a superb academic offering, Stanford has a well developed athletics program. Currently, the university competes in 36 varsity and intercollegiate sports and offers students the opportunity to participate in a variety of intramural athletic groups and activities.

Stanford is also well known for having one of the most diverse and elite faculties and alumni networks. Did you know the founders of Yahoo!, Hewlett-Packard, Google, Sun Microsystems, Nike and Instagram are all Stanford grads? The university has also graduated 17 astronauts, 18 Turing Award laureates, 30 billionaires and a handful of congressman.


Stanford is a residential research university with the majority of its students enrolled in graduate and professional programs. The universities four-year undergraduate program has a liberal arts and sciences focus with a high level of coexistence between graduate and undergraduate students. Stanford is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is one of the most selective universities in the U.S. For the class of 2018, Stanford's freshman admission rate dropped to an all time low of 5.07%.

Annual tuition for Stanford's undergraduate program is just over $42,600 a year and the school admits students on a need-blind basis. However, the admission process for international students is not need-blind. Over 64% of international students receive financial assitance totally over $31,400 each. In 2014, nearly 3,500 Stanford students received need-based financial aid totally over $126 million. Over 80% of all Stanford students receive some form of financial assistance. For undergraduates with families with incomes less than $65k a year, tuition, room, and board are waived. For families with annual incomes under $125k, students are not required to pay tuition. For those with incomes less than $150k, tuition is charged at a reduced rate.

Stanford offers a coterminal degree program, or "coterm", which allows undergraduate students to earn a master's degree as an extension of earning their undergraduate degree. As most undergraduates pursue a coterm degree, Stanford traditionally has a very low four-year graduation rate. Standford offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, doctoral degrees, and professional degree in a large variety of disciplines and subjects. Given its focus on graduate-level research, many undergraduate students are given the opportunity to participate in research projects.

The Stanford Business School

Stanford is known for many things but its number one ranked business school sets it apart from any other college or university in the world. According to U.S. News & World Report, as of 2015, Stanford University's Graduate School of Business became the undisputed #1 ranked business school in the nation, with Harvard Business School slipping into second place.

So why is Stanford's business school so great? For starters last year Stanford received the best peer assessment and corporate recruiter reviews of any of the top business schools. It's admissions rate also reached an all time of low of 7%–making it one of the most selective business programs in the nation. Stanford also reports one of the highest first year average salary and bonus for graduates of any school: $142,834.

What else makes Stanford's business school stand out from the pack? What about the fact that it has the highest average GPA and GMAT scores (3.74 and 732 respectively) of any of the top ranked business programs. And the list goes on and on. If you're interested in receiving a world-class business education, and want to secure your future, then there really is no better choice than Stanford business school.

Online Degrees and Programs

Online courses for Stanford degree seeking students are offered by a few departments. However, online learning at Stanford is designed to compliment campus-based degree programs. Students who have been admitted to Stanford can enroll in online courses as they are available. Standford also offers online learning opportunities oriented towards professionals and individual learners seeking knowledge and self improvement.

General Information

Phone Number: (650) 723-2300
Address: 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: Large ( 6,900+ undergrad, 12,000+ grad )
Award Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition $ 37,437
Out-of-State Tuition $ 37,452
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
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