How much does Stanford University cost?

Stanford University Cost of Attendance
In-state $51,354
Out-of-state $51,354
On-Campus Room and Board $15,763
Off-Campus Room and Board
Average Annual Cost $17,271
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $1,226
$30,000-$48,000 $113
$48,000-$75,000 $451
$75,000-$110,000 $10,928
Over $110,000 $43,779

Stanford University Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 68% $47,106
Federal Grants 16% $5,905
Pell grants 16% $4,661
Other federal grants 8% $2,289
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 5% $9,084
Institutional grants or scholarships 54% $49,265
Student loan aid 8% $8,382
Federal student loans 7% $5,726
Other student loans 1% $21,233

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Take a foreign language class 190 Up to $5,000
Do community service 304 Up to $500
Do an extracurricular activity 303 Up to $3,000
Visit a college campus 305 Up to $8,500
Attend a summer program 154 Up to $4,500
Take a challenging class 315 Up to $3,000
Have work experience 203 Up to $12,000
Play a sport 155 Up to $1,500

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Stanford University Admissions

What is Stanford University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 4%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 69% of applicants
SAT Reading 700-770
SAT Math 720-800
SAT Writing 690-780
ACT Submissions 55% of applicants
Composite Score 32-35

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Stanford University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 7064
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
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Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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About Stanford University

Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, Stanford is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities.

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Research Universities
Setting Large Suburb
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