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Stanford Admissions Information

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Stanford University is one of the few schools that consistently lives up to its pristine reputation; the school’s superior academic, research, and extracurricular opportunities are nearly unparalleled. The university is located on a sprawling, 8,180 acre campus–the largest in the country–and is just 30 miles from San Francisco. Currently listed as the number 5 school for national universities on U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking, the university’s tradition of excellence attracts students both nationally and internationally. Speaking to this is the fact that more than 50 Stanford faculty, staff, and alumni have been recipients of a Nobel Prize. Stanford has left a very noticable imprint on today’s world: its alumni includes the founders of companies like Google, Hewlett-Packard, LinkedIn, and Yahoo!

Student life at Stanford comes alive outside of the classroom. In addition to academic research, students bridge the gap between work and play with organizations such as the Stanford Solar Car Project, in which students model, build, and race solar cars biyearly. The school’s Cardinals, which compete at the Division I level, attract a large crowd, especially at the traditional “Big Game” against football rival Cal, for which the winning team earns the Stanford Axe–a highly coveted, ceremonial trophy. Tiger Woods trained with the school’s celebrated golf program, which is competitive each year. In addition, the school’s Greek Life is active, with 10% of the student body participating in fraternities and sororities.

 

 

Basic Info

Main Address: Stanford University
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
 
Phone Number: (650) 723-2300  
Website: http://stanford.edu/  

Characteristics

Type of school: Private  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Suburban  
Athletics: NCAA Division I, Intercollegiate, Intramural, Club  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 6,940  
Percent out-of-state: 55%  
Percent international: 7.16%  
Female to Male ratio: 49:51  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 6:1  
Most popular majors: Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Engineering
Biology
Computer and Information Sciences
Physical Sciences
Psychology
 
Special study programs: Distance Learning
Double Major
Honors Program
Independent Study
Internships
ROTC (Air Force, Army, Navy)
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Visiting/Exchange Student Program
Washington Semester
 

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed Housing
Apartments For Married Students
Cooperative Housing
Special Housing For Disabled Students
Women's Housing
Apartments For Single Students
Fraternity/Sorority Housing
Activities:
Campus Ministries
Concert Band
Drama
Fraternities
Jazz Band
Marching Band
Musical Theater
Pep Band
Sororities
Student Newspaper
Television Station
Choral Groups
Dance
Film Societies
International Students
Literary Magazine
Music Ensembles
Opera
Radio Station
Student Government
Symphony Orchestra
Yearbook

Fun Facts

  • Ranked #6, Best College Radio Station
  • Ranked #3, Happiest Students
  • Ranked #5, Great Financial Aid
  • Ranked #2, LGBT-Friendly
  • Ranked #6, Lots of Race/Class Interaction
 

Admissions Information

Accepting only 7% of its annual applicants, Stanford is one of the most selective universities in the country. While the university seeks students with superior academic promise, ideal applicants are three-dimensional, and have succeeded outside of the classroom as well.

Stanford admissions officials have indicated that aside from a prospective student's standardized test scores and GPA--which serve as academic indicators for the applicant--the most important factors for admission include a student's character, class rank, personal statement, extracurricular activities, recommendations, and demonstrated talent and ability. To a lesser degree, considerations such as alumni relation, geographical residence, ethnicity, and work experience also hold weight in the decision process.

Admissions address: Montag Hall
355 Galvez Street
Stanford, CA 94305-6106
 
Phone number: (650) 723-2091  
Fax number: (650) 723-6050  
Admissions Website: http://admission.stanford.edu/  
Email: admission@stanford.edu  
Contact Person: Bob Patterson  
Number of first-year applications received: 32,022  
Percent of applicants admitted: 7%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: January 1  
Early decision/action deadline: November 1 (Early Action)  
Accepts the Common Application? Yes  
Admission requirements: Standardized Test Scores
Teacher Evaluation
Guidance Counselor Evaluation
School Report
Mid Year Report
Final Report
 

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? SAT or ACT with Writing
SAT II Subject tests recommended
 
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Considers all SAT scores.  
 
Middle 50% Scores

Low


Average


High
% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
660
710
760
92%
SAT Math
680
730
780
92%
SAT Writing
670
720
760
92%
ACT Composite
30
32
34
5%

 
College Board code: 4704  
ACT code: 0434  
Learn more about other Top Pre-Med schools:
Duke   JHU   University of Washington   UCLA  

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