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Stanford University Campus Life

Campus Size

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

Gender Breakdown:

43% Women
57% 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
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 - 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 -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 15.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.0%
Hispanic 7.0%
Non-resident alien 26.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 14.6%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 30.6%
Percent of students with disability 15%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • 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
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 27
Liquor Law Violation 31
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 21
Property Crime 200

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…

  • Jul-17-2012 Read More
  • Caitlin from Beaumont, CA
  • 5
  • I lived in the dorms over the summer for Stanford's High School Summer College, and have talked to many current students about dorm life. As an incoming freshman I had…

  • Aug-23-2012 Read More
  • Current Sophomore
  • 5
  • Stanford ResEd has done an amazing job at hiring staff. We have RAs like normal dorms, but their job is to go above and beyond by becoming our mentors, people…

  • Jul-04-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Jul-06-2015 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I love the area. Lots of options.

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  • 5
  • Shelby from Jacksonville, FL
  • May-16-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    You can eat in a dining hall, food prepared by chefs in sororities, or eat out in Palo Alto or San Francisco which is a 45 minute train ride away.

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  • 5
  • H. from MN
  • Mar-15-2015 I am a past student here

    Amazing. One of the dining halls, Arillaga, is staffed by the people taking cooking classes so it is delicious. Go there if you can.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Jan-28-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food is great.

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  • 3
  • S
  • Aug-15-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I haven't been on campus, but i can only assume that its your basic university food.

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  • 5
  • Andrew from Manteca, CA
  • Jul-26-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food is exquisite. Their cuisine is diverse and authentic, so anyone will be comfortable grabbing their own type of food.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • J from the East Bay Area, CA
  • Jun-08-2014 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
  • Alley
  • Apr-14-2014 I am a current student here

    Yes, Greek life and houses too!

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  • 0
  • Nicholas from Grand Rapids, MI
  • Apr-08-2013 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
  • Dec-29-2012 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
  • Sep-15-2012 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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  • 0
  • Caitlin from Beaumont, CA
  • Aug-23-2012 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I personally am not planning on Greek Life, but it is a great social tool. Although a small percentage of the population at Stanford is Greek, those who are really enjoy it.

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  • 0
  • Phillip from San Antonio, TX
  • Aug-04-2012 I am a current student here's okay. I am not particularly very involved, but if you are looking for a lot of partying you can definitely find it with the greeks.

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