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Stanford University

Stanford, CA

According to its mission statement, Stanford University seeks to "anchor research and education in ethics and civic responsibility and promote access and inclusion across our activities. And it recognizes the need to forge deeper partnerships in our community and in the world to move ideas into action." [Source]

Website: http://www.stanford.edu/

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7,645
Undergraduate
Enrollment
77%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$56,169
Tuition & Fees
(annually)

5:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
0.5%
Student Loan Default Rate
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

NO

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

NO

Science

YES


Additional Information

Notably, Stanford's optional 'Structured Liberal Education' program offers freshman an integrated curriculum combining literature, philosophy, and the arts.


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Curriculum last evaluated: 9/22/2022

2021-22 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.