Stanford students come from across the U.S. and the world, representing diverse experiences, backgrounds and cultures.
A freshman class of about 1,700 students and a transfer class of about 30 students are admitted each year. Stanford reviews each applicant with an eye to academic excellence, intellectual vitality and personal context.
Profile of the Class of 2021
A snapshot of the current freshman class.
More than 65 departments and programs offer graduate and professional degrees at Stanford. Admission requirements vary greatly among them.
Vice Provost for Graduate Education
The Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education offers information for prospective students of the nearly 100 departments and programs offering graduate degrees.
Making a world-class education possible
Stanford has a need-blind admission policy for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Stanford tuition is free for undergraduates with family incomes under $125,000. Tuition, room and board are free for undergraduates with family incomes below $65,000.
Financing Graduate Study
The cost of graduate study at Stanford — and the resources available for financial support — vary by degree, school, and enrollment status. About 82% of Stanford graduate students receive financial assistance.
High school students, current Stanford students and other college students can all apply to participate in eight week summer academic programs.
Stanford offers valuable opportunities in continuing adult education, executive and professional programs, and special programs for K-12 students.
Information for postdoctoral scholars seeking positions at Stanford University.