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Stanford University Courses & Fees 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(44 courses)
INR 30 L - 1 Cr
Duration12 months-3 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 89 - 110, GRE
MBA/PGDM(7 courses)
INR 32 L - 1 Cr
Duration9 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 100 & Above, GMAT, GRE
B.E. / B.Tech(13 courses)
INR 52 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL, SAT
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Q:   What is the best course at Stanford University?

A: 

Among international students, some of the popular Stanford University courses are MBA, MSc in Computer Science, MS in Education Data Science, and BSc in Computer Science. However, when it comes to the top majors by enrollment as of Fall 2022, they are Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Human Biology, etc. Percentage provided by U.S. News & World Report for the 2022 graduates in the context of major is as follows:

  • Social Sciences: 17%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services: 16%
  • Engineering: 15%
  • Mathematics and Statistics: 7%
 

Q:   How much does Stanford cost for 1 year?

A: 

According to a news published by Stanforddaily.com, the board of trustees at the university has approved a 7% increase in UG tuition for the 2023-24 academic year, making the cost of attendance to be USD 82,406. The division will be such USD 61,731 as Stanford University tuition fees and USD 19,922 for standard room and board. In this, other living expenses will also be included and the breakdown is given as follows:

Budget Item

Cost (USD) for 2023-24

Housing and Food

USD 19,922

Student Fees expense

USD 2,205

Books and Supplies expense

USD 825

Personal Expenses

USD 3,150

Travel

Varies

 

Q:   Is getting into Stanford MBA hard?

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Stanford University MBA program is one of the most selective programs by top business schools. The school received more than 6,000 applications and accepted just 431 candidates. Just the test scores won't be enough to secure admission to Stanford MBA. Apart from this, you need an excellent undergraduate GPA and relevant work experience.

Stanford University admissions requirements for MBA programme are given below: 

  • The average undergraduate GPA for the class of 2025 was 3.77 
  • The GMAT score required was 738
  • Work experience of 5 years

Read: MBA Colleges in USA

 

Q:   Is the GRE mandatory for MS in Education Data Science at Stanford University?

A: 

Graduate School of Education does not require GRE for an MS in Education Data Science at Stanford University. Other admission requirements for this course are given below:

  • Complete application form with the payment of the application fee
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume/ CV
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • College and university transcripts
  • TOEFL score of 100 on iBT
 

Q:   How to get admission to Stanford for an MS in Computer Science?

A: 

Stanford University MS in Computer Science admission requirements are given below:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • While the university does not require a specific undergraduate coursework, it is important that applicants have Quantitative and Analytical skills; a bachelor’s degree is CS is not required
  • Academic transcripts
  • Standardized test scores
  • TOEFL score
  • Any relevant experience
  • 3 academic or professional experiences
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Any other admission material
 

Q:   What does it take to get into Stanford MBA program?

A: 

For Stanford University admissions to the MBA program, the applicants are required to have the following things:

  • A U.S. bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required. Also, the two-year master’s degree following the three-year bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required
  • Academic transcripts
  • GMAT / GRE test score
  • Work experience is not required but applicants can submit CV if they want to (one-page resume)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Essays
  • Optional short answer question
  • Application fee
 

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Q:   What is the cost of living (monthly or yearly) for a graduate student studying at Stanford University?

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For a single student on-campus at Stanford University, the average Stanford University cost for an academic year and 12-months can be checked from below:

Particulars

Academic Year (3 Quarters)

Full Year (12 Months)

Campus Housing / Rent

17,880

22,585

Food

7,080

9,440

Personal

8,430

11,240

Transportation

1,800

2,400

Books / Supplies

540

720

Campus Health Services

753

1,004

Cardinal Care Health Insurance

7,128

7,128

Total living allowance

43,611

54,517

 

 

Q:   What is the fees of Stanford University in rupees?

A: 

A. Stanford University cost for Indian students for some of the popular courses can be checked from the table given below: 

Courses1st Year Tuition Fees
MBA/PGDM (3 courses)
INR 66.2 L
MS (33 courses)
INR 29.3 L - 51.1 L
MA (28 courses)
INR 24.6 L - 48 L
BA (37 courses)
INR 46 L - 51.2 L
BE / BTech (13 courses)
INR 46 L - 51.2 L
BSc (13 courses)
INR 46 L - 51.2 L
BBA (2 courses)
INR 46 L - 51.2 L
Others PG (3 courses)
INR 9 L - 50.9 L
MIM (4 courses)
INR 31.6 L - 1.1 Cr
MFA (1 course)
INR 45 L
LLM (2 courses)
INR 51.6 L - 55.5 L

Living Expenses for Undergraduate Students 

Budget Item

Cost (USD) for 2023-24

Housing and Food

USD 19,922

Student Fees expense

USD 2,205

Books and Supplies expense

USD 825

Personal Expenses

USD 3,150

Travel

Varies

Average Graduate Student Expenses

Particulars

Living Costs for a Single Person for 2023-24

Campus housing / rent

USD 17,880

Food

USD 7,080

Personal

USD 8,430

Transportation

USD 1,800

Books / supplies

USD 540

Campus health service fee

USD 753

Cardinal care health insurance

USD 7,128

Read: Cost of Living in USA for International Students 

 

Q:   How much does it cost to do an MBA at Stanford?

A: 

While considering the cost for an MBA programme at Stanford, one needs to take into factor various expenses. Below we have given the cost for different components that need to be considered for pursuing MBA. The living expense includes rent, food, and other personal expenses that a student will bear while pursuing his MBA at Stanford. Further, medical insurance is included in the cost of attendance for all the students even if they are covered by any other insurance plan.

Particulars

Cost for 2023-24 for a Single Student

Tuition

USD 79,860

Living expense

USD 18,453

Housing 

USD 20,271

Medical insurance 

USD 7,128

Health fee

USD 753

 

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4.1/5
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  • Academically oriented
  • Fun loving
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  • 100% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships4
Part time work4.5
Post study jobs4.5
Quality of faculty5
Student Life5
Value for money3.5
Public transportation3.5
Safety4.5
Indian Food3
Permanent Immigration4
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Bachelor of Science in Management Science and Engineering - Batch of 2024
4.2
Stanford: Highly rewarding, very competitive and all-round growth
Tips: Cost: Stanford is expensive - both tuition and living expenses. Please check with the department and alumni regarding financial aid options before applying here. Competition: Stanford attracts the best talent from all around the world. At times, it can get super competitive and lead to anxiety, so be prepared to be challenged intellectually and socially. Cultural shift: Stanford and California in general, is known for its laid-back culture. Depending on where you're from, there might be weather changes, norms changes, and especially shifts in liberal social interactions.
Likes (Post study jobs): Alumni network: Stanford has a very strong alumni network which is very valuable for finding a job post-graduation. Stanford CareerEd offers many career-based services like Resume Review, connection to relevant individuals in the industry, interviewing skills, job hunting, etc. They also tailor the information according to your need - eg. Companies sponsoring visas, or in manufacturing sector, etc.
Dislikes (Public transportation): The campus internally is very well connected with Marguerite Shuttle, which is free to use for Stanford students. Outside the campus, there are public transport options like Caltrain and VTA available, but they do not cover all areas comprehensively, hence we have to rely on multiple modes of transport (like changing 3 buses to reach your destination) or personal vehicles. The cost of transportation like Caltrain can get a bit expensive for regular commuting, but can be affordable using Go passes.
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Amazing College for this Course!
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.
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