Stanford University

Stanford, CA
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Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305
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Stanford University Summary

What makes Stanford University unique?

At Stanford, the sky is almost always sunny. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University has become a laboratory for numerous successful companies. Lucrative internships and exciting company partnerships are awaiting – students at Stanford are encouraged to think big, motivated to make a difference. The campus is in short driving distance of the entire Bay Area, including lovely San Francisco, and shorts as well as t-shirts and flip-flops are the norm. Enjoy the relaxed attitude of California and the vibrant social life the university has to offer. Have you heard of fountain hopping yet?

Stanford’s interdisciplinary programs link departments and disciplines together. This kind of bridge-building helps students to work together with people who have different perspectives, ideas, and methods. Problems are solved due to the collaboration and integration of multiple academic disciplines. As one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities Stanford’s dedication is to find solutions to challenges of every kind – since its opening in 1891.

Stanford University Review

A Excellent
4.5 Based on 16 Reviews
Career Preparation
A
Students and Culture
A-
Facilities
A+
Activities and Groups
A

Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Stanford University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

1681 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
 
4
55
0
28
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
 
76
46
 
48
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
 
 
2
 
14
Biomedical Sciences, General
 
 
7
 
 
Chemical Engineering
 
25
34
0
19
Civil Engineering, General
 
9
175
3
28
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
63
171
0
76
Engineering, Other
 
123
21
 
8
Engineering/Industrial Management
 
93
118
 
20
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
 
7
 
 
 
Industrial and Product Design
 
 
0
 
 
Materials Engineering
 
12
50
 
19
Mechanical Engineering
 
79
189
2
47
Petroleum Engineering
 
 
5
0
5

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

850 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
 
 
0
 
10
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
 
 
 
 
6
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
 
 
1
 
7
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
72
9
 
23
Biophysics
 
 
4
 
18
Cell Physiology
 
 
 
 
2
Chemistry, General
 
15
9
 
58
Computational and Applied Mathematics
 
 
82
 
22
Developmental Biology and Embryology
 
 
0
 
3
Epidemiology
 
 
42
 
1
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
 
2
2
 
14
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
34
27
 
 
Geophysics and Seismology
 
0
8
 
12
Human Biology
 
125
 
 
 
Human/Medical Genetics
 
 
11
 
6
Mathematics, General
 
48
2
 
8
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
 
 
0
 
6
Neuroscience
 
 
0
 
12
Oncology and Cancer Biology
 
 
 
 
5
Physics, General
 
28
4
 
25
Physics, Other
 
 
8
 
16
Statistics, General
 
 
51
 
11
Structural Biology
 
 
 
 
1
Technical and Scientific Communication
 
 
0
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

812 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African Studies
 
 
1
 
 
African-American/Black Studies
 
11
 
 
 
American Indian/Native American Studies
 
0
 
 
 
American/United States Studies/Civilization
 
11
 
 
 
Anthropology
 
13
5
 
12
Archeology
 
1
 
 
 
Area Studies, Other
 
4
 
 
1
Asian-American Studies
 
0
 
 
 
Chinese Language and Literature
 
1
2
 
1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
7
0
 
7
Cognitive Science
 
80
6
 
 
Comparative Literature
 
15
 
 
3
East Asian Studies
 
5
16
 
 
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
 
15
 
 
 
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
 
2
 
 
 
History, General
 
34
5
 
14
International Relations and Affairs
 
108
44
 
 
Latin American Studies
 
 
8
 
 
Linguistics
 
12
3
 
8
Philosophy
 
21
5
 
4
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
 
7
 
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
57
8
 
10
Psychology, General
 
0
0
 
0
Public Policy Analysis, General
 
13
20
 
 
Religion/Religious Studies
 
2
6
 
4
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
 
46
2
 
16
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
 
 
6
 
 
Science, Technology and Society
 
70
 
 
 
Sociology
 
17
17
 
7
Sustainability Studies
 
 
10
 
 
Urban Studies/Affairs
 
9
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

640 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
 
330
279
 
31

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

636 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General
 
 
409
 
22
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
 
 
79
 
 
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
 
 
1
 
 
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
 
86
12
 
27
Economics, General
 
0
0
 
0

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

406 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics, Other
 
46
 
 
 
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
10
2
 
11
Art/Art Studies, General
 
1
 
 
1
Biology Teacher Education
 
 
5
 
 
Chemistry Teacher Education
 
 
4
 
 
Chinese Language and Literature
 
1
2
 
1
Earth Science Teacher Education
 
 
1
 
 
Education, General
 
 
97
 
26
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
 
22
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
50
5
 
8
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
 
 
1
 
2
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
 
 
32
 
 
Foreign Language Teacher Education
 
 
3
 
 
French Language and Literature
 
3
1
 
4
French Language Teacher Education
 
 
0
 
 
German Language and Literature
 
5
1
 
2
History Teacher Education
 
 
0
 
 
Italian Language and Literature
 
1
0
 
1
Japanese Language and Literature
 
2
1
 
2
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
 
 
5
 
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
 
17
 
 
Physics Teacher Education
 
 
0
 
 
Russian Language and Literature
 
4
0
 
2
Social Science Teacher Education
 
 
16
 
 
Spanish Language and Literature
 
4
 
 
1
Spanish Language Teacher Education
 
 
3
 
 

198 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
 
 
40
 
 
Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine
 
 
5
 
 
Immunology
 
 
 
 
5
Medical Informatics
 
 
42
 
14
Medicine
 
 
 
 
88
Public Health, General
 
 
4
 
 

75 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
 
 
9
 
 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
15
0
 
1
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
 
1
 
 
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
11
4
 
 
Music Theory and Composition
 
 
 
 
2
Music, General
 
13
16
 
3

57 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication and Media Studies, Other
 
27
24
 
6

29 Agriculture Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other
 
 
23
 
6

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Stanford University.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
 
 
 
 
Chemical Engineering
 
 
 
 
Civil Engineering, General
 
 
 
 
Computational and Applied Mathematics
 
 
 
 
Computer Science
 
 
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
 
 
 
Engineering/Industrial Management
 
 
 
 
Materials Engineering
 
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
 
 
 
Medical Informatics
 
 
 
 
Statistics, General
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission
Specialized Institution Accreditations
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Vaden Health Center)
  • Professional Psychology (RPSY) - Postdoctoral residency programs (Department of Psychiatry - Clinical Psychology Program)
  • Professional Psychology (RPSY) - Postdoctoral residency programs (Department of Psychiatry - Clinical Child Psychology Program)
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

A Excellent
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

4.25 Based on 16 Reviews
  • Alumni
    history, Class of 1972

    a degree and connections to graduate school departments

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    AB, Class of 1980

    large network of alumni career counseling

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA, American Studies, Class of 1997

    many networking opportunities including relationships and guest lecturers with prominent figures in various industries

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English, Class of 1990

    Alumni Career Center Frequent networking events for alumni

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA, human biology, Class of 1974

    I don't know, it's been so long.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Anthropology, Class of 1983

    I don't know what it provides now but career help was pretty limited back then.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Human Biology , Class of 1990

    Internship as part of my major

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Bachelor of Arts, Class of 1985

    Individually designed majors; vast alumni network; research opportunities

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Biological science, Class of 2006

    Career center, advisors, research opportunities, small class sizes

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Sociology, Class of 1989

    They offer a career counseling center.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Economics, Class of 2006

    The career center provides a ton of networking, job fairs, interviews, etc during senior year. However, beyond this help getting a job, there is not much in the curriculum that helps with real-world career prep.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English , Class of 2003

    career development center, tutoring experience internship, guest speaker series

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS Civil Engineering, Class of 1996

    Career Center, Networking Events, Onsite interviews

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Systems Engineering, Class of 1992

    World class education, local alumni groups, online networking

    5 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4.1875 Based on 16 Reviews
  • Alumni
    AB, Class of 1980

    invested in their education and future stressful

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA, human biology, Class of 1974

    Laid back but competitive as well. Everyone is very smart.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Anthropology, Class of 1983

    That was a long time ago. Lot of frat boys.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Human Biology , Class of 1990

    Diverse, very intelligent and inquisitive

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Bachelor of Arts, Class of 1985

    Extremely diverse and many opportunities to get involved in civic, community, and church organizations. This also includes leadership opportunities in student government.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Economics, Class of 2006

    Work hard play hard. Not competitive with each other, but rather each person's own goals.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English , Class of 2003

    my liberal arts track was for intellectuals-academics , not careerists-pre professional. See study, 'cream of the crop'

    4 Rated January 2016
A+ Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.9375 Based on 16 Reviews
  • Alumni
    AB, Class of 1980

    high tech computer labs older dorms for freshmen variety of dining halls

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA, American Studies, Class of 1997

    some of the best in the nation

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English, Class of 1990

    World class, cutting edge, exemplary

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Sociology, Class of 1989

    The dorms are ok, the other facilities are quite nice.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Product Design , Class of 2013

    Computer labs, dorms, classrooms, dining halls

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS Civil Engineering, Class of 1996

    all of the above, and a bag of chips

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

4.625 Based on 16 Reviews
  • Alumni
    AB, Class of 1980

    Unique - the band popular - acting, community service, athletics (NCAA, club and intermural

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Anthropology, Class of 1983

    I don't know, that was 35 years ago.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Bachelor of Arts, Class of 1985

    Student government; fraternities and sororities

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Sociology, Class of 1989

    Multiple activities are encouraged and therefore unique.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS, Class of 1979

    lots of groups and places to hang out and meet other people

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Economics, Class of 2006

    There is a student group or activity for almost any interest and if not, you can start your own group.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English , Class of 2003

    structured Liberal education -self selective residential humanities intensive program in the great books.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS Civil Engineering, Class of 1996

    big game, the tree, full moon on the quad, etc

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Systems Engineering, Class of 1992

    Eating clubs, LJSUMB, Enchanted Broccoli Forest

    5 Rated January 2016
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