Stanford University
One of the most prestigious universities, Stanford University was founded in 1885.Stanford was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr.It is often referred as “billionaire factory”, the university graduates have led successful companies such as Google, IBM, and Microsoft. The University today has 18 interdisciplinary research institutes and seven schools.

Cost of attendance

Tuition fee for Undergraduate: $58,939(approx.) and total expense is around $79,960-$98,000 Tuition fee for Graduate: $56,936 (approx.) and total expense is program specific


The university has 81 student residences within campus. Mostly all undergraduate and 60% of graduate student live in university provided housing. Students have to pay $900-$3,065 for on-campus housing while off- campus housing $880-$2,400. Basic utilities are provided in on-campus housing like water, coinless/card less laundry, electricity, Wi-Fi, and heat.

Acceptance rate

Stanford has 7 schools and 18 interdisciplinary research institutes with 16,000+ students. Whereas, Stanford University have a total of 4,278 international students. Stanford University is considered highly competitive with acceptance rate of only 4.2%. The average GPA range of accepted student is around 3.9-4. Acceptance rate for Indian is 27%.


Most of Stanford is on an 8,180-acre (12.8 sq mi; 33.1 km2)[6] campus, one of the largest in the United States. Stanford's main campus includes a census-designated place within unincorporated Santa Clara County, although some of the university land (such as the Stanford Shopping Center and the Stanford Research Park) is within the city limits of Palo Alto. The campus also includes much land in unincorporated San Mateo County (including the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve), as well as in the city limits of Menlo Park (Stanford Hills neighborhood), Woodside, and Portola Valley.


Stanford is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Jobs and Placement

Stanford University offers a bunch of career support to students. The top recruiters employing graduates from the university are Facebook Inc.:$71,490-$141.122, Google, Inc.:$70.957-$141,732, Apple Computer, Inc.:$110,403-$161,669, and many more giving graduates a leap in their careers. Bachelor’s is the best paying degree with an average annual salary of $249,000.

QS Ranking

Stanford University is ranked #3 in QS Global World ranking 2022.

The Ranking

Stanford university is ranked 4th in the THE ranking.

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