Stanford University

Private, Four-years School Located in Stanford, CA

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How much is the Stanford tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Stanford's tuition & fees is $62,484.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $86,230 when a student lives on-campus.

Stanford Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$62,484
Books & Supplies Costs$1,350
On-campus Room & Board$18,619
On-campus Expenses$3,777
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$59,838

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Stanford for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $296,586 at Stanford. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $396,803. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $127,495.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$66,835$90,247$29,559
Sophomore (2024-25)$71,490$95,964$31,050
Junior (2025-26)$76,468$102,053$32,618
Senior (2026-27)$81,793$108,539$34,268
4 Years Total$296,586$396,803$127,495
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$71,490$95,964$31,050
Sophomore (2025-26)$76,468$102,053$32,618
Junior (2026-27)$81,793$108,539$34,268
Senior (2027-28)$87,489$115,448$36,006
4 Years Total$317,240$422,003$133,942
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$76,468$102,053$32,618
Sophomore (2026-27)$81,793$108,539$34,268
Junior (2027-28)$87,489$115,448$36,006
Senior (2028-29)$93,582$122,809$37,835
4 Years Total$339,332$448,848$140,727
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$81,793$108,539$34,268
Sophomore (2027-28)$87,489$115,448$36,006
Junior (2028-29)$93,582$122,809$37,835
Senior (2029-30)$100,099$130,652$39,760
4 Years Total$362,962$477,448$147,869
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$87,489$115,448$36,006
Sophomore (2028-29)$93,582$122,809$37,835
Junior (2029-30)$100,099$130,652$39,760
Senior (2030-31)$107,069$139,009$41,787
4 Years Total$388,239$507,918$155,388

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Stanford' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,875. Compared to private, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $22,999.
In-StateOut-of-State
Stanford University$62,484
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
California Four-years Colleges$20,639
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$22,999

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Stanford and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Stanford UniversityStanford, CA$62,484$59,499
Yale UniversityNew Haven, CT$64,700$48,300
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA$60,156$63,393
Columbia University in the City of New YorkNew York, NY$69,045$56,279
Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA$59,076$55,440
Princeton UniversityPrinceton, NJ$59,710$62,860

Financial Aid and COA

At Stanford University, 4,827 students (63%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $56,737.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Stanford is $29,493 for students living on-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,455 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $60,619 and the average amount of student loans is $12,999.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$86,230
Tuition & Fees$62,484
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$23,746
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$29,493
Average Financial Aid$56,737
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship4,82763%$56,737
Pell Grants1,43719%$5,071
Federal Student Loan4276%$5,747
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,45568%-
Grants or Scholarships1,12053%$60,619
Federal Grants40419%$6,463
Pell Grants39819%$5,288
Other Federal Grants21310%$2,378
State/Local Grants1035%$9,160
Institutional Grants1,10852%$58,067
Student Loan Aid1447%$12,999
Federal Student Loans1246%$5,176
Other Student Loans342%$36,177

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Stanford's acceptance rate is 3.95%. A total of 55,471 applicants applied to and 2,190 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,757 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 80.23%.
To apply to Stanford, 2 items are required - Secondary school record and Recommendations and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school GPA, Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants55,47128,332$27,139
Admitted2,1901,068$1,122
Enrolled1,757861$896
Acceptance Rate3.95%3.77%4.13%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)80.23%80.62%79.86%
Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Stanford. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,520 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 35.
Its SAT score is much higher than the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is much higher than the national average score of 25.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,5201,4701,570
National Average1,174
California Average1,327
SAT EBRW745720770
SAT Math775750800
ACT Composite353435
National Average25
California Average29
ACT Math323133
ACT English363536

Student Population

Stanford University has a total of 18,283 students including 8,049 undergraduate and 10,234 graduate students. By gender, there are 9,445 male students and 8,235 female students attending Stanford. The school offers online degree programs and 288 students enrolled online exclusively (1.58% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total17,680 9,4458,235
Undergraduate7,645 3,7783,867
Graduate10,035 5,6674,368

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
AddressStanford, CA
Phone650-723-2300
WEBwww.stanford.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered239 Programs
Online Program Offered11 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered169 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate4.00%
Yield81.01%
Student Population18,283
Graduation Rate95%
Retention Rate98%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate5 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties3,724 (Full-time), 500 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs15,271 (Full-time), 1,402 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$191,816
Average Staff Salary$116,183