Stanford University

Academic Highlights

  • Students can choose from over 70 undergraduate programs.

  • The student-to-faculty ratio is 5:1 and nearly 70% of classes have fewer than 19 students. 

  • Stanford believes that the best education develops from a vibrant, diverse community that actively affirms both the differences among its members and their numerous points of connection.

  • Stanford is committed to the liberal arts and offers many interdisciplinary programs, which draw from multiple departments.

  • Stanford operates on the quarter system, which provides the flexibility to double major, minor, graduate with honors and/or pursue a master’s degree through its coterminal degree program.

  • Students have the opportunity to get involved in cutting edge research with notable faculty even as first years. 

  • Stanford Introductory Studies offer students a chance to take electives especially designed for first- and second-year students, including introductory Seminars, Sophomore College, Arts Intensive and Bing Honors College. 

  • Frosh 101 courses support students as they transition to Stanford's dynamic campus, creating a space to establish friendships, gain advice, and reflect in their new community.

  • Pre-professional advising is available for students interested in pursuing medicine, law, and business.

  • Countless academic resources, including free academic coaching and customized learning strategies via the Stanford learning lab help students achieve their learning goals.

  • The Bing Overseas Studies Program presents undergraduates with numerous opportunities for enriching and diversifying their undergraduate experience.