Stanford University

We call this school an "engine of inequality" because very few students come from working-class and low-income family backgrounds, and it falls in the bottom 5% of all four-year colleges nationwide for its extraordinarily low enrollment of freshmen who receive Pell Grants, a type of federal financial aid for low-income students. This college is not very socioeconomically diverse. If this is important to you, use this website to identify similar colleges or colleges in your area that may be more diverse or affordable and that graduate a high percentage of students.

General Information

Website www.stanford.edu/
Address Montag Hall, 355 Galvez Stre
City Stanford
State CA
Zip 94305
Locale Suburb: Large

Student Success Highlights

Retention Rate
First-year retention rate 98%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 74.7%
Five-year graduation rate 89.0%
Six-year graduation rate 94.2%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out -

College Characteristics

Sector Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification Research Very High
Size: Number of Undergraduates 7,064
Endowment Assets $24,784,943,000
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Accrediting Agency -
Net Price Calculator Website www.stanford.edu/dept/finaid/undergrad/how/calculator/
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 0%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen 3.94
Admission Test Scores Policy Required
Median SAT Verbal 730 (25th - 75th percentile = 680 - 780)
Median SAT Math 750 (25th - 75th percentile = 700 - 800)
Median SAT Writing -
Median ACT Composite 33.0 (25th - 75th percentile = 31 - 35)
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 4.8%
In-State Tuition and Fees $47,940
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $47,940
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $66,696
Average Net Price After Grants $16,562
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $8,155
Median earnings 10 years after entry $94,000
Median debt of completers $11,447
Federal Loan Default Rate 0.5%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 14.3%
% Underrepresented Minority 23.3%
% Black 6.4%
% Latino 15.9%
% Native American 1.1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.3%
% Asian 20.7%
% White 36.2%
% Two or More Races 10.0%
% Other 9.5%
% Noresident Aliens 9.1%
% Female 48.5%
% Male 51.5%
% Age 25 and Over 1.2%
% Part-time 0.0%