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Stanford University

, Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 723-2300

Tuition 2020 - 2021 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2020 - 2021 2019 - 2020 2018 - 2019
In District $56,169 $53,529 $51,354
In State $56,169 $53,529 $51,354
Out of State $56,169 $53,529 $51,354
Books/Misc. $1,290 $1,455 $1,455
On Campus
Room and Board $17,255 $16,433 $15,763
Other Expenses $3,504 $3,363 $3,015
Off Campus
Room and Board - - -
Other Expenses - - -
Off Campus With Family
Other Expenses - - -

Financial Aid 2019 - 2020

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants 18.0% $6,211
State/Local Grant 5.0% $9,051
Institutional Grants 56.0% $52,223
Loans 7.0% $8,205

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NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)

Baseball - Pacific-10 Conference
Basketball - Pacific-10 Conference
Football - Pacific-10 Conference
Cross Country/Track - N/A


Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the doctorate. They award 50 or more doctoral degrees per year across at least 15 disciplines.

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
ROTC: Army
ROTC: Navy
ROTC: Air Force
Study abroad
Teacher certification: Students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization
Teacher certification: Approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

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.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above 

First Professional

Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children

Advanced placement (AP) credits

The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.


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Comments (14)

Erica A  on 8/31/2021 7:32:05 PM

@Ellie K Stanford has a one-year masters program called a coterm, which "roughly 30%" of students do (https://irds.stanford.edu/data-findings/coterminal-students). Some students take some time off between the end of their undergrad and the start of their coterm, which explains some of the 5% taking 6 years.

Ellie K  on 5/12/2021 7:24:09 PM

Why are graduation rates for a four year degree in four years so low?! Only 72.9% of students graduate on time. That is really low.

Caroline O  on 4/23/2019 7:29:00 PM

My dream school, looking forward to join if i get a chance.

eniqua.m  on 3/9/2017 12:01:52 PM

its cool and id really look forward to getting a scholarship there

Mohd Khizer  on 2/24/2017 8:07:07 AM

I am a child of a middle class family. Will i be getting scholarship for studying at Stanford.As iam Indian

Joe Davola  on 2/23/2017 5:54:19 PM

What is the name of the full ride scholarship that Stanford University Provides?

Justin D.  on 12/10/2016 5:19:41 PM

Are there scholarships or grants for members of the marching band? Also, if I am the winner of a full ride scholarship in my state, is there some sort of reciprocity at Stanford? Thank you.

Thalia L  on 10/6/2016 1:44:29 PM

This was so helpful!

Wiston Jampion  on 9/18/2016 1:43:02 PM

Enter your comment here. Please be advised that this area is for comments about this school only, not a form for you to submit an application or questions addressed to the actual college. Staford is my favourite world university, feel proud when i will get chance there for studying. Identity self is my spiritual especially on studies. Big up Staford university.

Jenna M.  on 3/5/2016 1:37:06 PM

There are quite a few sports offered at this university but another sport that is widely played and is growing more and more popular is rugby. Many men and women find rugby as an outlet to get into colleges such as Harvard

Ruzzel Escote  on 11/29/2015 11:11:14 AM

Hello ! Im from the philippines and I want to study here at stanford as aero engineering and I would like to ask if there is a scholarship and how much it will cost ?

Heavenlie B  on 10/25/2015 10:32:03 AM

I'm interested in information on full ride scholorships

SWINTON RONOH  on 7/3/2015 6:43:02 AM

Stanford is an awesome university and I hope the African students will be allowed to school there...Wishing everyone all the best.

Jennifer J  on 7/2/2015 8:50:56 AM

I have wanted to go to Stanford for six years now. I was hoping to get a scholarship