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Best Values in Colleges

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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

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Stanford University is ranked 9 in Kiplinger's 2016 list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 21 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 86%
Applicants who took ACT 39%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+69%
600-69926%
600+94%

SAT Math Score

700+78%
600-69919%
600+97%

ACT Score

30-3688%
24-2911%
24+99%

Students applied42,167
Students admitted2,145
Admission rate5%

Students per faculty4

4-year graduation rate76%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$45,729
Fees$591
Room and board$14,107
Estimated book expense$1,425
Total cost$61,852

Cost after need-based aid$20,232
Cost after non-need-based aid$52,872

Average debt at graduation$19,230

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$80,900

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$41,620
Average non-need-based aid$8,980

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment7,019

Full-Time

Men3,704
Women3,315

Part-Time

Men0
Women0

Freshmen retained98%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available

SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

SEE ALSO: College Finder Map|Sortable Rankings|SPECIAL REPORT: College Rankings, 2016