Stanford University

Stanford University that is originally and officially called Leland Stanford Junior University was established in the memory of the late son of Leland Stanford and Jan Lathrop Stanford the founders of Stanford University. It was established in 1885 as a private research educational institute. Stanford University is located in Stanford California, United States of America. The main campus of the university is in Santa Clara Valley. The university was previously tuition free till 1920, but with the death of its founder and earthquake consequences in San Francisco, the economic condition of the university got worse and it needed something to be done to come out of financial crises. It regains its status and now considered one of the best and prominent research institutes of America.

Stanford University has schools for graduate, undergraduate and professional level studies. Each and every school and college is providing quality education with vast categories of disciplines and highly experienced and professional professors. Stanford University is student’s top priority whenever they are seeking any leading research institute in the state of America. In fact, Stanford University is famous for its educational services all around the world. Many students from various countries apply to this reputed university and study in its advanced and technologized environment. The most popular degree programs for which¬† Stanford University is notable all around the globe includes engineering, social sciences, biology and biomedical sciences, information sciences, law, medicine, business, environmental sciences and many other interdisciplinary degree programs as well.

Stanford University USA and World Rank

source: -2016 ranking

The yearly performance evaluation defines the ranks of universities and as per 2016 ranking; Stanford University is ranked #2 among other competing national universities of United States of America. This shows how much reputation Stanford University has earned through all these years and therefore getting admission in it would never be easy enough. So working hard from the start will benefit and ease the admission process for any student.

Suitability for Admission

The admission procedure is same as other universities and the first step in exploring that all is noting Stanford University’s acceptance rate. The acceptance rate of applications by Stanford University is 6%. Stanford University is “extremely selective” in granting admissions to the applicants. Out of every 100 applications, only 6 are accepted every year. This means Stanford University is gathering all the gems of intellect and technology under its roof and is very demanding from them. The acceptance rate shows that other requirements would also be high and thus only hardworking and devoting students will be able to get through. Some major critical demands for admission purposes include the following things:

  • GPA
  • Tests including SAT and ACT
  • Application

The average GPA required for admission in Stanford University is 4.18. This is a high GPA required by this university but it is justified by realizing all the qualities of Stanford University. The average SAT score required for admission in Stanford University is 1520 on new 1600 SAT score. Stanford University is competitive and selective in SAT score as well. The average ACT required for admission purposes is 33. Comparatively selective in ACT test also. But with hard work all these requirements can be met. AT the end, Stanford University requires your complete application form along with your previous transcript, GPA, SAT and ACT test scores and letters of recommendation to be submitted to the administration for further processing.


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