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Stanford University: Ranking, Campus, Fees for Indian Students

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About Stanford University

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Year of establishment1885
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Accepted Exams
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Total International Students4351
Size of Campus in acres8180
Male/Female Ratio0.75
Faculty/Student Ratio5
Endowments ValueUS Dollar 27 billion
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses11682 USD for 1 sharing (UG),12456 USD for 2 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses6937 USD (UG),6937 USD (PG)
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Q:   What is the rank of Stanford University in the world?

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Stanford University is not only a top-ranking university is US, but one of the top 10 universities in the world. In QS World University Rankings 2024, Stanford University has secured the rank #5, which is a two position drop from its rank #3 in 2023 as well as 2022 rankings. According to the US News and World Report Rankings, Stanford has retained #3 position since 2019. When talking about Times Higher Education (THE) rankings, Stanford University has claimed the spot #3 in 2023, which is a notch above its ranking #4 in 2022.

YearQS World University RankingsUs News and World Report Rankings
2024#5NA
2023#3#3
2022#3#3

Q:   Is Stanford better than IIT?

A: 

Stanford University and IIT are very well-known institutions worldwide and have their own strengths as well as weaknesses. According to the QS World University Rankings 2024, Stanford University has claimed the spot #5, whereas IIT (Bombay) ranks #149. On the basis of world workings, Stanford University has an upper hand.

Mentioned below is the comparison between both the universities on the basis of some other parameters that can help you choose the better university for you:

Parameters

Stanford University

IIT

Acceptance Rate

4%

<1%*

QS Rankings

#5

#149

Annual Tuition Fee (B.Tech)

INR 46.1 L - 51.3 L

8 L - 20 L

Average Package

$175,000 = INR 14.5L

INR 21.82 LPA

*the acceptance rate of IIT is much lower than that of Harvard since the number of applicants applying to IIT is much larger.

Q:   What makes Stanford University so famous?

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Stanford University is considered to be one of the best universities in the world as it has consistently retained its rank in the top 5 universities in the world. The quality of teaching and lifestyle at Stanford University is top-notch and makes it stand out as the leading research-intensive university. Standford University is an award winning university with more than 68 faculty, staff, and alumni gaining the Nobel Prize since 1952 and the institution has the most Turing award winners. Stanford has claimed the rank #5 in QS World University Rankings 2024 and is one of the most successful universities when it comes to entrepreneurships.

Q:   Are English proficiency exams required for Stanforad University admissions?

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International students do not require any English language proficiency test for Stanford University admissions as the Stanford is test optional for the 2023–24 application cycle. However, Stanford receives English proficiency exam results from applicants whose native language is not English and/or the primary language of instruction at their secondary school is not English. While these exams (TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo English Test, etc.) are useful to determine the English proficiency of students. The University offers fee waivers for the Duolingo English Test to students who wish to take an English proficiency exam but feel that the cost is a financial burden.

Stanford University Tuition Fees, Duration, and Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(33 courses)
INR 29 L - 51 L
Duration12 months-3 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 89 - 110, GRE
B.Sc.(13 courses)
INR 46 L - 51 L
Duration4-5 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL, SAT
MBA/PGDM(3 courses)
INR 66 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedGMAT, GRE, IELTS: 7 & Above
B.A.(37 courses)
INR 46 L - 51 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL, SAT
M.A.(28 courses)
INR 25 L - 48 L
Duration1 year-2 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 89 - 100
B.E. / B.Tech(13 courses)
INR 46 L - 51 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL, SAT
BBA(2 courses)
INR 46 L - 51 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL, SAT
Others PG(3 courses)
INR 9 L - 51 L
Duration1 year-4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 100 & Above
LL.M.(2 courses)
INR 52 L - 56 L
Duration18 months-4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 100 & Above
MIM(4 courses)
INR 32 L - 1 Cr
Duration9 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 100 & Above, GMAT, GRE
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Q:   What is Stanford University fees for indian students?

A: 

Stanford University is one of the best choice for Indian students to study abroad in the USA. We have below the Stanford University fees for indian students:

Courses

Duration

1st Year Tuition Fees

MS (31 courses)

12 months-2 years

INR 24.7 L - 45.1 L

MBA/PGDM (3 courses)

2 years

INR 66.3 L

B.E. / B.Tech (13 courses)

4 years

INR 46.1 L - 51.3 L

B.Sc. (11 courses)

4 years

INR 46.1 L - 51.3 L

M.A. (27 courses)

1 year-2 years

INR 24.7 L - 48.1 L

MIM (4 courses)

9 months-2 years

INR 31.7 L - 1.2 Cr

Executive MBA/PGDM (1 course)

6 weeks

INR 64.8 L

Also read: Cost of Studying in the USA for International Students

Q:   What is Stanford University MBA fees for Indian students?

A: 

We have mentioned below the Stanford University MBA fees for indian students:

Fees components

Amount

Tuition & fees

INR 66,34,769

Hostel & Meals

INR 18,19,203

Insurance

INR 5,92,194

Transportation

INR 1,49,544

Books and Supplies

INR 44,863

Campus Health Service Fee

INR 62,559

Personal Expenses

INR 7,00,364

Total

INR 1,00,03,496

Also check: 10 Most Affordable MBA Colleges in the USA

Q:   Does Stanford University require SAT scores?

A: 
Keeping in mind the difficulty students may face while preparing for and accessing admission testing worldwide, it has been decided by Stanford University that international undergraduate students applying for admission to Stanford University from Fall 2023 can take admission without SAT / ACT scores (Test Optional). Meaning, the decision to submit the scores will now be in the hands of the applicants as the university will review applications with or without standardized test scores.

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Q:   How do I apply for financial aid at Stanford University?

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To be considered for educational loans, you will need to complete the following required forms every year:

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) — A web-based application provided by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Graduate Student Loan Application — Stanford's institutional application is available on the FAO website

Stanford University Admissions Deadlines 2024

  • Application fees :USD 90 - 275
  • Type of deadline :Regular
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Fall11ᵗʰ Dec 2023 - 9ᵗʰ Apr 2024
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Q:   How to get admission to Stanford University from India?

A: 

Below we have given Stanford University admission requirements for undergraduate courses

  • USD 90 nonrefundable application fee
  • ACT or SAT test scores (as applicable)
  • School Report form and counselor letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript (s) or academic results
  • Letters of recommendation from two teachers
  • Midyear transcript (by February 15)
  • Proof of English proficiency

Stanford University admissions are not limited to academic scores, the university looks at the overall profile of the candidate. In a clear sense, the primary factor for admission is academic excellence. However, the university also wants to learn about your nonacademic interests and extracurricular activities that help them in understanding your contribution to its community.

Graduate Admissions 

  • International students willing to take admission to Stanford University graduate courses must have a U.S. bachelor's degree or its international equivalent from a college or university of recognised standing. In other words, Indian students must have a bachelor's degree in Engineering or Medicine; or four-year bachelor's degree

Read: Requirements to Study in USA for International Students 

Q:   Is it hard to get into Stanford University?

A: 

Stanford University acceptance rate is 4%. An acceptance rate of just 4% makes it one of the most selective universities in the world. Stanford University is a synonym for excellence in education. Tens of thousands of students from across the United States and around the world apply at Stanford University each year. It is one of the hardest universities to get into for international students. Stanford University has one of the most competitive admission processes in the world.

Q:   What is the last date to apply to Stanford University for international students?

A: 

International students seeking admission to Stanford University are advised to check the admission deadline before applying. Below we have provided the admission deadline for international students.

Application Type

Deadline

Restrictive Early Action

Nov 1

Regular Decision

Jan 5

Transfer Admission

Mar 15

Stanford University
Students Ratings & Reviews

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Vibe of Campus
  • Friendly
  • Fun loving
  • Academically oriented
Student Views
  • 100% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships4
Part time work5
Post study jobs4
Quality of faculty5
Student Life5
Value for money3
Public transportation4
Safety5
Indian Food3
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Tips: This is an amazing place to learn and study if you are looking for a place to excel in your course knowledge. This is the place to go for. But also have a good SAT score so that you will get enough scholarship as the tuition fee is quite high when compared to other universities. Also, this is the best university in my opinion.
Likes (Safety): In this college, you will have amazing safety for the students as there will be a lot of rules and norms to follow. The foreign students feel amazing here because of the safety. There will be a lot of centers to go. The university has friendly people. All the students are friendly to the foreign students.
Dislikes (Indian Food): There were no Indian restaurants to start with. Even if I found one, it was expensive in terms of cost. This is the only reason that I didn't go to any Indian restaurant, instead I go to a Chinese restaurant. Also, I have saved some money to buy groceries and cook for myself.
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Stanford University Placements

CourseMedian Salary
MBA/PGDM
1.75 - 145.5 LPA

Top Recruiters

Accenture
McKinsey
Google
VISA
Bank of America
Amazon.com
Apple
Facebook
Orange
Boston Consulting Group
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Q:   What is the MBA employment rate of Stanford University?

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Stanford University is known all over the world for its MBA program. The university offers a number of MBA programs to international students. A total of 462 MBA students graduated in the Class of 2022, out of which 65% of MBA graduates sought employment, 19% pursued their own venture and 15% went for other things. The Career management of the university helps students develop their personal and professional skills to achieve their goals at Stanford University.

Q:   Where did MBA graduates of Stanford University get employment post their graduation?

A: 

MBA programme at Stanford University opens an ocean of opportunities for international students. International students pursuing MBA from Stanford University got placed on a wide range of industries from Finance and Technology to Consulting. Below we have given MBA placement stats by Industry.

Industry

% of MBA grads Placed

Finance

33%

Technology

29%

Consulting

15%

Q:   What is the employment rate of full-time MBA graduates of Stanford University?

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From the class of 2022 only 309 MBA graduates sought employment. Out of which 93% received a job offer. Among those who received a job offer 84% of students accepted a job offer. The median salary offered to MBA graduates of Stanford University is USD 175,000 with a median performance bonus of USD 45,000 and a median signing bonus of USD 30,000.

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Stanford University Rankings 2024

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#2
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Q:   Is Stanford University better than Harvard University

A: 

Both universities are two of the best and most competitive universities in the United States. Both the universities stand ready to fund student endeavors with huge monetary endowments – around $37 billion for Stanford University and $42 billion at Harvard University. In order to decide in which university you have to take admission, decide which programs are best suited as per your academic goals. Harvard University and Stanford University rankings in major world university rankings are always very close to each other every year. Candidates can check out the university comparison between Stanford vs Harvard on our website and decide for themselves.

Q:   Is Stanford University an Ivy League school?

A: 

Stanford University is not technically part of the Ivy League schools, but the university tends to enjoy a similar reputation and social status among students. Standford University rankings are at par or even better than some Ivy League schools. Candidates can know all about Ivy League universities on our website.

Q:   Is Stanford University in the top 3 universities in the U.S?

A: 

Stanford University ranking is #3 in the national universities category in the 2022-23 edition of best colleges by U.S. News & World Report. The universities in the U.S. News are ranked according to their performance across widely accepted indicators of excellence. These indicators are expert opinion, outcomes, faculty resources, student excellence, financial resources, etc.

Stanford University
Studying in USA

Average Accommodation Expense

INR 6.7 L (based on 146 colleges)

Average Meals Expense

INR 3.9 L (based on 116 colleges)

Part Time Work
Permitted

International students are allowed to work part-time for 20 hours per week during an academic term.

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Post Study Work Permit
Permitted

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a one-year work and stay-back permit given to international students o... Read more about post study work permit

Cost of Visa Application
USD 185 = INR 15,380.9
Visa Application Process
Simple

You will need an F1 visa if your course of study is a full-time degree.

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Hot Job Sectors

IT, Tech, Energy, Healthcare, E-commerce and Business services are some of the popular job sectors in the U... Read more about hot job sectors

Economy Growth Rate

According to the BEA (Bureau of Economic Affairs), the Real GDP of USA was 2.1% in 2022.

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Stanford University FAQs

Q:   Does Stanford University considers the holistic parameters of students?

A: 
Yes, at Stanford University admissions, holistic parameters are considered. The primary criterion for admission at Stanford University is the academic excellence of students. Apart from this, the intellectual vitality of students is also taken into account. The extracurricular activities, as well as non-academic interests of students, also help the admissions committee to understand the potential contributions to the Stanford University community.

Q:   What is the rank of Stanford University?

A: 

According to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023, Stanford University world ranking is #2 among the top universities in the world. If we talk about the Stanford University QS ranking, then there is a drop of 2 positions and Stanford ranks 5th in 2024. According to U.S. News & World Report, Stanford University has been placed at the 3rd position in the latest national and global universities ranking. The table below includes the Stanford University ranking in the world:

Ranked By

2020

2021

2022

2023

2024

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings

2

2

2

NA

NA

QS - World University Ranking 

2

2

3

3

5

THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking

4

2

4

3

2

US News & World Report - Global Universities

3

3

3

3

3

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