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

7,032Undergraduate Students
Class of 2020 from 76 countries + all 50 states
9,304Graduate Students

Undergraduate Admission


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.

Undergraduate Admission

Profile of the Class of 2020

A snapshot of the freshman class of 2020.

Class of 2020

Graduate Admission


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

Graduate Admissions

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

Stanford is committed to making a world-class education affordable.

Over 80%of undergraduates receive financial aid
Free tuitionfor undergrads with family incomes below $125,000
Free tuition, room & boardfor undergrads with family incomes below $65,000
Graduate aid availablebased on available funds and academic merit

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.

Undergraduate Financial Aid

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

Other Resources & Links

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.


Information for postdoctoral scholars seeking positions at Stanford University.