Stanford University


About the University

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Student Life

  • 650+ organized student groups
  • 44 recognized religious organizations
  • Over 88 student groups committed to the arts
  • 36 varsity sports and 24 club sports
  • 105 NCAA team championships
  • State-of-the-art recreation and fitness facilities


Students can obtain a major and an interdisciplinary honors degree in the following areas:

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Economics
  • Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law

Admission Requirements

  1. Highschool Transcript
  2. Essay or Personal Statement
  3. Standardized testing scores
  4. Statement of good standing from prior institution(s)
  5. interview


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Finiancial Aid

Financial aid is available for students who attend Stanford. Most of the students who attend the university are on some form of financial aid. The university is committed to making the school affordable for any student who wishes to attend.

Housing & Dining

  • About 6,500 undergraduates and 5,500 graduates live on campus.
  • 96% of undergraduates live in on-campus housing.
  • 62% of housing eligible graduate students live on campus.
  • They live in R&DE Student Housing.
  • Dining if you live on campus is the Arrillaga Family Dining commons and the Lakeside Dining.
  • Also, local restaurants if you want to eat somewhere else.
  • 4 different meal plans

Is this the school for me?

After careful examination, I have come to the conclusion that this school can be one option that I can keep in mind when I apply for college in 2018. The major that I am interested in is criminal justice or law. There are no “right” or “wrong” majors for attending law school. However, it is widely recommended that students take at least one reading and a writing intensive course. Common law-related concentrations for those who wish to explore the law as part of their undergraduate major include; Public Policy: Law & the Legal System, History & The Law. These courses are all available at Standford.