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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Recommended
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

- Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: (650) 723-2091
Admissions Phone: (650) 723-2091
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Stanford University
  • Located in Stanford, CA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 18,217 students enrolled
  • 6% admitted
  • $41,250 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Anonymous
  • Jul-06-2015 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Make sure you can pay for it. They have good financial aid options, but it is still an expensive school in California, an expensive place to live.

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  • Shelby from Jacksonville, FL
  • May-16-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    They prefer AP classes over Duel enrollment, as AP classes have a universal curriculum. Spend time in clubs, extra-curriculars, volunteer hours, and classes that all show a common focus. For example, if you're interested in something medical, take classes in AP biology, participate in Science National Honor Society, and volunteer at a hospital.

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  • H. from MN
  • Mar-15-2015 I am a past student here

    There isn't really anything specific you can do aside from demonstrating leadership and getting perfect grades. Admission is largely based on your essay at that point so it is a matter of opinion of the admissions counselors.

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