Stanford University - Bachelor's Degree

Stanford University is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

  • Average Tution USD 46,320
  • Acceptance Rate 5%
  • Students 16,963
  • International Students 12.5%
  • Scholarships 165,629,375
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 4:1

School Description

Stanford University (officially Leland Stanford Junior University) is one of the world's leading educational institutions, with the top position in numerous rankings and measures in the United States. The university has produced a number of leaders in government and finance, including U.S. president Herbert Hoover, four U.S. Supreme Court justices and business moguls like Steve Ballmer, Sergey Brin, Larry Page and Marissa Mayer.

Bachelor Programs

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Architecture

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of architecture and to conduct research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; professional responsibilities and standards; and related cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Education

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

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    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    City Planning

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply principles of planning, analysis, and architecture to the development and improvement of urban areas and surrounding regions, and to function as professional planners. Includes instruction in principles of architecture; master plan development; service, communications, and transportation systems design; community and commercial development; zoning; land use planning; applied economics; policy analysis; applicable laws and regulations; and professional responsibilities and managerial duties.

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    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

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    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Chemical Engineering

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes, such as chemical reactors, kinetic systems, electrochemical systems, energy conservation processes, heat and mass transfer systems, and separation processes; and the applied analysis of chemical problems such as corrosion, particle abrasion, energy loss, pollution, and fluid mechanics.

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    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Civil Engineering

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of structural, load-bearing, material moving, transportation, water resource, and material control systems; and environmental safety measures.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Electrical Engineering

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Engineering Physics

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A program focusing on the use of physics principles in the analysis and evaluation of engineering problems and other scientific applications. Includes instruction in high- and low-temperature phenomena, computational physics, superconductivity, applied thermodynamics, molecular and particle physics applications, and space science research.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Art History

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Dance

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that prepares individuals to express ideas, feelings, and/or inner visions through the performance of one or more of the dance disciplines, including but not limited to ballet, modern, jazz, ethnic, and folk dance, and that focuses on the study and analysis of dance as a cultural phenomenon. Includes instruction in technique, choreography, Laban notation, dance history and criticism, and dance production.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Film Studies

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Media Studies

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on how messages in various media are produced, used, and interpreted within and across different contexts, channels, and cultures, and that prepare individuals to apply communication knowledge and skills professionally.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Music

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Statistics

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of logical symbolic language and its applications.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Environmental Engineering

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply geotechnical engineering methods, which deal with the analysis, design and construction of earth and earth supported structures, to the application of environmental problems, such as waste containment, waste disposal, construction of land fills, soil permeation, soil analysis, and soil improvement. Includes instruction in soil mechanics, soil dynamics, soil behavior, waste management and containment systems, geosynthetics, geochemistry, earth structures, geoenvironmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, and foundation engineering

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Environmental Studies

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Biology

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Biomedical Engineering

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of biomedical and health systems and products such as integrated biomedical systems, instrumentation, medical information systems, artificial organs and prostheses, and health management and care delivery systems.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Physics

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Science

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    American Studies

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the Hispanic peoples of the North and South American Continents outside Canada and the United States, including the study of the Pre-Columbian period and the flow of immigrants from other societies.

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    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Anthropology

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

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    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Classics

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the literary culture of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and the Greek and Latin languages and literatures and their development prior to the fall of the Roman Empire.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    English Literature

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Communication

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Cultural Studies

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Economics

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Gender Studies

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender and group experience.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    History

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    International Relations

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Political Science

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Psychology

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Religious Education

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of faith communities, within the context of a particular religion, and that prepares individuals to serve as religious educators. Includes instruction in planning and teaching lessons, organizing and supervising instructional activities, designing and developing instructional materials, and administering religious education programs and facilities.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Sociology

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Languages

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

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    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Chinese

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the peoples of present-day China and its historical predecessors, related borderlands and island groups, and the overseas Chinese diaspora.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    Spanish

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    French

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of France, other Francophone countries inside and outside Europe, and the French colonial experience and the associated French minorities around the world.

  • Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

    English

    USD 45,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

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Rankings

  • US News (National) 5
  • Times World University Rankings 3
  • QS Rankings (Global) 2
  • SchoolApply Ranking 2
  • Forbes (USA) 1

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  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Average SAT Score 2215

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    Established in 1891

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    The university campus was listed by Travel + Leisure in September 2011 as one of the most beautiful campuses in the United States and by MSN as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the world.

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          • 2008-2011, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

            Greatest Time of my life. Everything, every day, they were all magical and very grateful, I am very happy to have attended STANFORD.

          • 1997-2001, BA

            THE Undergraduate Choice. This is the best school, period. Anyone interested in being given the wings to find and pursue lifelong intellectual passions should choose Stanford. The networking also can't be beat.

          • 1990 -1994, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

            I was always challenged by the best people which is the key to learning.