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Stanford University – Tuition & Success Analysis

Stanford, CA

Stanford University – Snapshot


Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 6,994

Average annual cost of attendance: $13,857

(National Median: $16,300)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $12,475

Campus Setting: Large Suburb

Religious Affiliation: None

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Stanford University Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $1,932

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $2,023

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $6,438

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $14,316

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $41,703


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Stanford University. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Stanford University Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 94%

(National Median: 42%)

Students returning after first year: 98%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $85,700

(National Median: $34,100. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 87%

Stanford University Admissions

Stanford University Acceptance Rate: 5%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 700 to 800

SAT Critical Reading: 690 to 780

SAT Writing: 690 to 780

ACT English: 32 to 35

ACT Math: 30 to 35

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Stanford University actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Stanford University Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 16%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 12%

Typical student debt: $12,475

Typical monthly loan payment: $129

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Majors at Stanford University


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Stanford University:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies – 2%
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 6%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 2%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 13%
  • Engineering – 19%
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields – 4%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 3%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 2%
  • History – 2%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 4%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 19%
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies – 1%
  • Physical Sciences – 4%
  • Psychology – 4%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 1%
  • Social Sciences – 14%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 2%

For more information about the various majors at Stanford University, visit their website.

Stanford University Diversity


Overall Composition at Stanford University

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Stanford University full time:  100%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Stanford University part time:  0%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Stanford University:  1%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 1%

Asian: 20%

Black: 6%

Hispanic: 15%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 9%

Two or more races: 10%

Unknown: 0%

White: 37%

Stanford University Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 6.9

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.2 based on data of 3,352 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 6.2

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.1 based on data of 3,495 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 55.4

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 18.2 based on data of 3,352 schools.