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Admission

Stanford students come from across the U.S. and the world, representing diverse experiences, backgrounds and cultures.

Admitted Students 2017
7,056Undergraduate Students
Class of 2021 from 76 countries + all 50 states
9,368Graduate Students

Undergraduates

Undergraduate Admission

About 1,700 freshmen and 30 transfer students are admitted to Stanford each year. We review each applicant with an eye to academic excellence, intellectual vitality and personal context.

Undergraduate Admission

Undergraduate Financial Aid

Stanford meets the full financial need of every admitted undergrad who qualifies for assistance. Tuition is covered for undergrads with family incomes under $125,000. Tuition, room and board are covered for undergrads with family incomes below $65,000.

Undergraduate Financial Aid

Profile of the Class of 2021

A snapshot of Stanford’s current freshman class.

Class of 2021

Graduate Studies

Graduate Admission

More than 65 departments and programs offer graduate and professional degrees at Stanford. Admission requirements vary greatly among them.

Graduate Admissions

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.

Graduate Student Funding

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.

VPGE Information for Prospective Students

Financial Aid

We are committed to making a world-class education affordable.

About 80%of all students receive financial aid
Tuition coveredfor undergrads with family incomes below $125,000
Tuition, room & board coveredfor undergrads with family incomes below $65,000
Graduate aid availablebased on available funds and academic merit
More About Financial Aid

Applying To Other Programs

Summer Session

High school students, current Stanford students and other college students can all apply to participate in eight week summer academic programs.

Lifelong Learning

Stanford offers valuable opportunities in continuing adult education, executive and professional programs, and special programs for K-12 students.

Postdocs

Information for postdoctoral scholars seeking positions at Stanford University.