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Stanford University: Ranking, Admission 2024, Cost & Fees

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About Stanford University

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Year of establishment1885
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Accepted Exams
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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Commonly asked questions

On Highlights

Q:   What is the rank of Stanford University in the world?


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

Q:   Is Stanford better than IIT?


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:


Stanford University


Acceptance Rate



QS Rankings



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?


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.

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Entry Criteria

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MS(33 Courses)
TOEFL: 89.0-110.0
GRE: Accepted
MBA/PGDM(3 Courses)
GMAT: Accepted
GRE: Accepted
IELTS: 7.0 & Above
M.A.(28 Courses)
TOEFL: 89.0-100.0
B.A.(37 Courses)
TOEFL: Accepted
SAT: Accepted
B.E. / B.Tech(13 Courses)
TOEFL: Accepted
SAT: Accepted
B.Sc.(13 Courses)
TOEFL: Accepted
SAT: Accepted
B.J.M.C.(1 Courses)
TOEFL: Accepted
BBA(2 Courses)
TOEFL: Accepted
SAT: Accepted
Others PG(3 Courses)
TOEFL: 100.0 & Above
MFA(1 Courses)
TOEFL: 100.0 & Above

Stanford University Fees & Eligibility 2024

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CoursesDuration1st Year Tuition Fees
MS(33 courses)
12 months-3 years
INR 29.3 L - 51.1 L
MBA/PGDM(3 courses)
2 years
INR 66.3 L
M.A.(28 courses)
1 year-2 years
INR 24.7 L - 48.1 L
B.A.(37 courses)
4 years
INR 46.1 L - 51.3 L
B.E. / B.Tech(13 courses)
4 years
INR 46.1 L - 51.3 L
B.Sc.(13 courses)
4-5 years
INR 46.1 L - 51.3 L
B.J.M.C.(1 course)
4 years
INR 51.3 L
BBA(2 courses)
4 years
INR 46.1 L - 51.3 L
Others PG(3 courses)
1 year-4 years
INR 9 L - 51 L
MFA(1 course)
2 years
INR 45.1 L
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On Fees and Eligibility

Q:   What is Stanford University fees for indian students?


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:



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?


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

Fees components


Tuition & fees

INR 66,34,769

Hostel & Meals

INR 18,19,203


INR 5,92,194


INR 1,49,544

Books and Supplies

INR 44,863

Campus Health Service Fee

INR 62,559

Personal Expenses

INR 7,00,364


INR 1,00,03,496

Also check: 10 Most Affordable MBA Colleges in the USA

Stanford University Scholarships 2024

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Stanford University Admissions Dates 2024

  • Application fees :USD 90 - 275
  • Type of deadline :Regular
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Type of documentsApplicable for
SOPNeeded for few courses
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNeeded for few courses
CVNeeded for few courses
Additional documentsRequired
How to Write Stanford MBA Essays in 2024?
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Intake seasonDeadline
Fall11ᵗʰ Dec 2023 - 9ᵗʰ Apr 2024
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Commonly asked questions

On Admissions

Q:   Is it hard to get into Stanford University?


The acceptance rate of Stanford University 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?


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


Restrictive Early Action

Nov 1

Regular Decision

Jan 5

Transfer Admission

Mar 15

Q:   How can I apply to Stanford University as an international student?


International students can choose from a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs at Stanford University. The application process for domestic and international students is the same. International students whether applying for an undergraduate programme or graduate programme can apply online through the university’s ‘Common Application’ platform. Once the application form is filled out and all the necessary documents are submitted, international students are required to pay an application fee to complete the application process.

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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
Part time work5
Post study jobs4
Quality of faculty5
Student Life5
Value for money3
Public transportation4
Indian Food3
Permanent Immigration3
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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
1.75 - 145.39 LPA

Top Recruiters

Bank of America
Boston Consulting Group
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On Placements

Q:   What is the MBA employment rate of Stanford University?


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?


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.


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


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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Accommodation & Meals

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Stanford University Rankings 2024

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On Rankings

Q:   Is Stanford University an Ivy League school?


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 better than Harvard University


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 in the top 3 universities in the U.S?


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.

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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

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

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 15,369.8
Visa Application Process

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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