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Stanford University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 51 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

48% Women
52% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Pacific-12 Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $337,540)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $191,823)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 52 49 Yes -
Baseball 35 - Yes -
Basketball 16 14 Yes Yes
Beach Volleyball - 19 - -
Fencing 15 9 - -
Field Hockey - 22 - -
Football 112 - - -
Golf 11 9 - Yes
Gymnastics 18 17 - -
Lacrosse - 29 Yes -
Other Sports - 23 - -
Rowing 41 39 - -
Sailing 9 12 - -
Soccer 31 27 Yes -
Softball - 19 - Yes
Squash - 14 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving 40 31 - -
Synchronized Swimming - 15 - -
Tennis 12 10 Yes Yes
Volleyball 21 15 Yes Yes
Water Polo 28 20 Yes -
Wrestling 24 - - -
Archery - - Yes -
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 20.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.1%
Hispanic 15.4%
Non-resident alien 8.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.3%
Two or more races 10.4%
White/non-Hispanic 37.5%
Percent of students with disability 15%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 6
Liquor Law Violation 38
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 26
Property Crime 78

Notable Alumni

  • Candice Wiggins, WNBA basketball player
  • Herbert Hoover, President of the United States
  • Joe Coulombe, Founder of Trader Joe's
  • John Elway, NFL quarterback
  • Sally Ride, Astronaut
  • Sandra Day O,Connor, Supreme Court Justice
  • Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page, Founders of Google
  • Sigourney Weaver, Actress
  • Tiger Woods, Professional golfer
  • Steve Ballmer, CEO Microsoft
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Laura from San Fernando, Ca
  • 5
  • The housing department does a fantastic job of matching you in your freshman year to a house that fits your needs best and they usually find you a good roommate…

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  • H. from MN
  • 5
  • My roommate was the best person in the world. She provided a gateway into the social life because neither of us knew anyone so we could go meet everyone together…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Oliver from New Albany, OH
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Pretty good food, but its definitely not anything spectacular. Lots of great places to eat near campus as well

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  • 4
  • Abhishek
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    One of the most impressive, beautiful college campuses in the world! :)

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  • 4
  • Kristy
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I've been told the dining food can get boring after a while, but Palo Alto is right around the corner (although that comes with a large cost). There's also places to eat right on campus, such as Coupa Cafe.

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  • 3
  • Jesseca from Fallbrook, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Stanford has multiple dining halls across campus and Stanford students have access to all of them. Some of these dining halls are very good, while others are not so good. if you don't mind biking to the different dining halls, I would recommend trying a bunch and seeing which you like best. To get really good food your best bet is to eat at restaurants that take meal plan dollars. meal plan dollars is money given to you along with meal swipes (each swipes gets you into the buffet style dining halls). A number of meal plan dollars you get depends on the meal plan you choose. For the first quarter I would recommend getting the 14 meal swipes per week plan that comes with 100 and something dollars in meal plan dollars, and then if you don't like the dining halls I would switch to 10 meal swipes a week so you have more meal plan dollars to spend at restaurants.

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  • 4
  • Aline from Mount Pleasant, IA
  • I am a current student here

    It just depends on the dining hall. There are mainly 4 dining halls that freshmen go to, and each have their pros and cons. Overall, the food is alright and they do have vegetarian/vegan options. Their hours aren't too bad either. 2 of the dining halls have late night options so you can satisfy your cravings in the early hours of the morning, too.

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  • 4
  • c
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    they have buffet style meals and soda with soft serve ice cream readily available. watch out for the "freshman fifteen"

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  • 3
  • S from CA
  • I am a current student here

    The food could be better, but at least we know its healthy!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • J from the East Bay Area, CA
  • I am a past student here

    There is a robust greek life on campus, even though not necessarily supported by the university. The university itself is not pro greek, so if you join an organization, make sure your sorors/fratters have their act together so that there is no reason for the school to kick you out your house or suspend your chapter.

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  • 0
  • Nicholas from Grand Rapids, MI
  • I am a current student here

    Though small in comparison to public Universities, the Greek Life at Stanford is surprisingly much larger than one anticipates. Not only in number of men and women directly involved, but also in their involvement with the entire campus of students. Everything every fraternity puts on, whether it be Saturday night party or otherwise, is all-inclusive (read: not exclusive in the slightest).

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  • 0
  • Jamie from Eugene, OR
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life at Stanford is unique. There are three housed sororities and many house fraternities. Greek life has a large social presence on campus.

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  • 0
  • Marcus from Monroe, WA
  • I am a current student here

    A small and eclectic greek life that is not the center of all parties, but is definitely active. If you want to have a greek life experience, it is yours for the taking.

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