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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 86.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 39.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 25.66%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 68.71%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 94.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 19.47%
SAT I Math score 700+: 77.54%
SAT I Math score 600+: 97.00%
ACT score 24-29: 10.73%
ACT score 30-36: 87.83%
ACT score 24+: 98.56%
Students applied: 42,167
Students admitted: 2,145
Admission rate: 5%
Students per faculty: 4
4-year graduation rate: 76.2%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 98%
Full-time enrolled men: 3,704
Full-time enrolled women: 3,315
Part-time enrolled men: 0
Part-time enrolled women: 0
Total enrollment: 7,019

COSTS

Tuition: $45,729
Room and board: $14,107
Est. book expense: $1,425
Fees: $591
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $41,620
Average non-need-based aid: $8,980
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
18
Average aid package: $44,043
Students receiving need-based aid: 3,414
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 49%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
0†%
% receiving student loans: 23%