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Diversity at Stanford

  • 54.2% of the students are from outside the state of California 
  • All 50 US states and 90 countries represented on campus
  • 8.2% of the student body are non-US citizens or Permanent Residents

Student Life


Stanford University


  • Stanford is a university with an undergraduate college in addition to graduate schools for business, medicine, education, law, earth sciences, humanities and sciences, and engineering. Stanford is located about 35 miles south of San Francisco and about 20 miles north of San Jose. Map.
  • For the 2014-2015 school year, there were 7,018 undergraduate students at Stanford. 
  • Families with incomes less than $65,000 will not be expected to contribute to tuition or room and board; families with incomes less than $125,000 will not be expected to contribute to tuition. Learn More.

Socio-economic Diversity

  • 19% of students who applied for financial aid at Stanford have family incomes below $60,000.
  • 16% of undergraduates at Stanford receive Federal Pell Grants, which mostly go to students whose family incomes are below $40,000.
  • 15% of undergraduates are first-generation college students.
  • 82% receive some form of financial aid.
  • 42% of students receive need-based Stanford scholarships.

    Racial Diversity
    African American 7.5%
    Asian American 22.6%
    Caucasian 42.8%
    Hispanic 13.2%
    Native American 3.3%


    Gender Ratio
    Female 47.2%
    Male 52.8%



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 School Profile

Campus Setting

  • Suburban
  • Town population: 13,800


  • 7,018 Undergraduates
  • 9,118 Graduates
  • 1,732 matriculated freshmen


  • 5% applicants admitted
  • 97% in top decile of class
  • SAT CR Middle 50%: 700-799
  • SAT M Middle 50%: 700-799
  • SAT W middle 50%: 700-799
  • ACT Middle 50%: 30-36

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