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Overview

Stanford University is a globally recognized, private research university located in Stanford, California, United States of America (USA). Holding 3rd rank in best global universities, Stanford is committed to academic excellence and innovation through its primary emphasis on research.Stanford University, USA, has seven schools, out of which three offer undergraduate and graduate coursework, and the rest four are graduate schools. The top-ranked schools of Stanford are the School of Engineering, School of Education, School of Medicine, School of Law, and Gradate School of Business. ...Read more

Stanford University's Fees

The tuition fees of Stanford hovers around $56,169 ( INR 41, 84396)

Scholarship

Stanford offers a wide range of scholarships to international students to help them support their studies. Some of these scholarships areStanford GSB Need-Based FellowshipsThese fellowships are specifically for MBA students and are provided on the basis of the demonstrated financial need of the students.The amount awarded- $42,000 ( INR 3136744 ) per yearStanford GSB BOLD Fellows FundBOLD fellow fund stads for Building Opportunities for Leadership Diversity fund. This fellowship aims to put an emphasis on Stanford’s commitment to diversification bycontinuing Stanford GSB’s financial aid for MBA students who are not financially well-versed.Stanford Knight – Hennessy Scholars ProgramOut of all of the students enrolling in Stanford’s graduate schools, 100 students are selected every year for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program. Students receiving this scholarship participate in an experimental leadership development program and are funded for up to three years of graduate study at Stanford. ...Read more

Stanford University's Admission

Stanford University acceptance rate is 5 %, and the application fee is $90 (INR 6,721). To increase the chances of admission at the university, students need to submit the following documentsPrevious academic transcriptsStatement of PurposeLetter of Recommendation.

Stanford University's Ranking

The QS World University Rankings and other rankings of Stanford University are as follows:Ranked 3rd in the world by QS World University Rankings 2022Ranked 6th in Best National University RankingsRanked 9th in Best Value SchoolsHolds 6th position in Best Colleges for VeteransHolds 7th position in Most Innovative Schools#249 in Top Performers on Social Mobility

About University

450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

Founded in 1885

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More About Stanford University

With a student population of 16,164, the university has 3,879 international students, out of which 81% are enrolled in postgraduate programs, and the rest 19% are undergraduate students. 

Apart from academics, Stanford excels in providing a holistic growth environment to students through the medium of extracurricular activities such as student organizations, theater, and music groups. 

History of Stanford University

Stanford University was founded in 1885 by Jane and Leland Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Jr, who passed away at the age of 15 in 1884. After the unfortunate demise of their son, the founders decided that they wanted to do something good for the benefit of other children. This desire led to the creation of Stanford University. When most private universities were male-dominated, Stanford began as a coeducational institution.

Education at Stanford University

With a focus on providing exceptional education to students, Stanford University offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. 

The seven graduate schools of Stanford are 

  • Graduate School of Business
  • School of Earth
  • School of Energy & Environmental Sciences
  • Graduate School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Humanities and Sciences
  • Law School
  • School of Medicine

USPs of Stanford University

  • Ranked 6th in Best National University Rankings 2022
  • The student-faculty ratio at Stanford University is 5:1
  • International students- 3,879
  • Total Faculty- 4,725
  • There are seven graduate schools at Stanford. 
  • The highly ranked schools of Stanford are the School of Engineering, School of Education, School of Medicine, School of Law, and Graduate School of Business.

Career Opportunities at Stanford University

Ranked second in terms of Graduate employability, Stanford University offers a wide range of internship and job opportunities to international students. Students can find internships and jobs using specific platforms like Handshake and Linkedin. 

Students who have received financial aid from the university and a Federal Work-Study Program are included in their award; they can use Handshake to find part-time job opportunities on campus. Apart from these, career fairs conducted by the university further provides students with an opportunity to network with potential employers and learn about job opportunities in your industry. 

Famous Alumni of Stanford University

Some of notable alumni of Stanford are- 

  • Joseph Castro, former Chancellor, California State University 
  • Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries
  • Michael Drake, President, University of California
  • Vincent E. Price, 10th President of Duke University
  • Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn
  • Brian Acton, WhatsApp co-founder
  • Edward Pressman- producer
  • Andre Braugher- actor
  • Brit Bennett- writer 
  • Robert Pinsky- writer 
  • Stephen Breyer- Supreme Court Justice
  • Sandra Day O’Connor- Supreme Court Justice
  • Eric Cornell- Nobel prize winner for physics
  • Oliver E. Williamson- Nobel prize winner for economics
  • Stephen Piscotty- baseball player 
  • Christian McCaffrey- football player 
  • Tierna Davidson- soccer player 
  • Christen Press- soccer player 
  • Michelle Wie- golf player 
  • Tom Watson- golf player 

Address

The address of Stanford University is 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States.

Public/Private Status

Stanford University is a private university. 

Stanford University Rankings

The QS World University Rankings and other rankings of Stanford University are as follows:

  • Ranked 3rd in the world by QS World University Rankings 2022
  • Ranked 6th in Best National University Rankings
  • Ranked 9th in Best Value Schools
  • Holds 6th position in Best Colleges for Veterans
  • Holds 7th position in Most Innovative Schools
  • #249 in Top Performers on Social Mobility 

Top Courses at Stanford University 

The highly ranked programs of the university are 

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biocomputing/Bioinformatics/Biotechnology
  • Computer Systems
  • Cybersecurity 
  • Data Analytics/Science
  • Mobile/Web Applications
  • Software Engineering

Stanford University- Tuition fees 

The tuition fees of Stanford hovers around $56,169 ( INR 41, 84396) 

Stanford University- Required Exams

The accepted English language proficiency exams are IELTS, TOEFL, and PTE. The minimum scores required for each of them are mentioned below.

Exams Minimum score required 
IELTS7 overall band score 
TOEFL100
PTE68 overall score

Stanford University-Admission Requirements

Stanford University acceptance rate is 5 %, and the application fee is $90 (INR 6,721). To increase the chances of admission at the university, students need to submit the following documents 

  • Previous academic transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • Letter of Recommendation.

Available Scholarships in Stanford University

Stanford offers a wide range of scholarships to international students to help them support their studies. Some of these scholarships are 

Stanford GSB Need-Based Fellowships

These fellowships are specifically for MBA students and are provided on the basis of the demonstrated financial need of the students. 

The amount awarded- $42,000 ( INR 3136744 ) per year 

Stanford GSB BOLD Fellows Fund

BOLD fellow fund stands for Building Opportunities for Leadership Diversity fund. This fellowship aims to put an emphasis on Stanford’s commitment to diversification by 

continuing Stanford GSB’s financial aid for MBA students who are not financially well-versed. 

Stanford Knight – Hennessy Scholars Program

Out of all of the students enrolling in Stanford’s graduate schools, 100 students are selected every year for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program. Students receiving this scholarship participate in an experimental leadership development program and are funded for up to three years of graduate study at Stanford. 

Placements at Stanford University

Stanford University holds an exemplary record when it comes to placements. The top companies that recruit graduate students include Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook.  

Many MBA graduates of the university got placed with popular financial companies and investment banks such as American Express, HSBC, and Goldman Sachs. Also, most of the 

Ph.D. graduates of Stanford are prominent scholars at top universities.

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Acceptance Rate

Ranking

University Type

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4%

5

Private

Stanford University

3.90%

5

Private

Purdue University

69.00%

129

Public

Columbia University

7.00%

22

Private

Arizona State University

88.20%

219

Public

Northeastern University

18.00%

388

Private

Yale University

5.30%

14

Private

University of California Los Angeles

10.80%

44

Public

Princeton University

4.40%

16

Private

Cornell University

8.70%

18

Private

New York University

13.00%

39

Private

University of Michigan

20.20%

25

Public

University of Pennsylvania

5.90%

13

Public

University of North Texas

81.40%

1200

Public

Pace University

79.00%

234

Private

Duke University

5.90%

50

Private

University of Cincinnati

84.80%

151

Public

George Mason University

91.00%

1200

Public

Sacred Heart University

66.10%

219

Private

Stevens institute of Technology

53.00%

701

Private

University at Buffalo

70.00%

425

Public

Saint Louis University

58.00%

650

Private

DePaul University

69.00%

137

Private

Cleveland State University

89.00%

1400

Public

University of California

10.80%

21

Public

University of Maryland

52%

164

Public

Northwestern University

7%

32

Private

Brown University

5.50%

63

Private

University of Southern California

12.50%

134

Private

University of Florida

30.10%

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