Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

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Stanford University is ranked 10 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 20 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 77%
Applicants who took ACT 51%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+68%
600-69926%
600+94%

SAT Math Score

700+75%
600-69922%
600+97%

ACT Score

30-3687%
24-2912%
24+99%

Students applied43,997
Students admitted2,118
Admission rate5%

Students per faculty4

4-year graduation rate75%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$48,987
Fees$630
Room and board$15,112
Estimated book expense$1,455
Total cost$66,184

Cost after need-based aid$20,866
Cost after non-need-based aid$52,487

Average debt at graduation$21,987

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$85,700

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$45,318
Average non-need-based aid$13,697

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment7,034

Full-Time

Men3,621
Women3,413

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 (© 2017 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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