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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.5% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
43,997 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
93.6% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,570 Graduates


The median tuition at Stanford University is $47,331, which is $15,121 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,695.

In 2016, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 10% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Stanford University received 43,997 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.53% annual growth. Out of those 43,997 applicants, 2,118 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 4.81% acceptance rate.

There were 17,184 students enrolled at Stanford University in 2016, and 77% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Stanford University has an overall enrollment yield of 82.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Stanford University has a total enrollment of 17,184 students. The full-time enrollment at Stanford University is 16,080 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,104. This means that 93.6% of students enrolled at Stanford University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Stanford University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.2% White, 16.5% Asian, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.34% Two or More Races, 3.93% Black or African American, 0.51% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.19% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Stanford University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (7.59%), followed by White Female (7.22%) and Asian Female (4.48%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (12.2%), followed by White Female (7.74%) and Asian Male (3.87%).

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In 2016, 742 fewer women than men graduated from Stanford University. The majority of students graduating from Stanford University are White. These 1,953 graduates mean that there were 2.36 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 829 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Stanford University is Computer Science with 263 graduates, followed by Human Biology with 157 graduates and Other Engineering with 119 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Stanford University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Engineering, with 1,342 graduates, followed by Cultural & Gender Studies with 100 graduates and Math & Statistics with 236 graduates.


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Stanford University has an endowment valued at nearly $22.2B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.86B (8.38%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Stanford University had a total expenditure of $4.65B. Of that $4.65B, they spent $1.87B on salaries and $982M on benefits.

Stanford University employs 689 Professors, 232 Assistant professors, and 181 Associate professors. Most academics at Stanford University are Male Professors (546), Male Assistant professors (146), and Female Professors (143).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stanford University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1,886 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 992 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 912 employees.



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