The Basics

Stanford students stand out for their academic excellence. They come from throughout the United States and the world, representing demographic, economic and racial diversity.

U.S. citizens and eligible noncitizens are admitted on a need-blind basis. Stanford is committed to making a world class education possible for every admitted undergraduate who qualifies for financial assistance. Once here, students discover that exploration, challenge and curiosity have no limit.

Our Selection Process

Our Selection Process

As we review applications for admission, three principles guide our holistic evaluation and selection process: Academic Excellence, Intellectual Vitality and Personal Context.


Application Information

Application Information

Required application components include: The Common Application or Coalition Application, SAT with Essay or ACT with Writing scores, a school report, official transcript, counselor recommendation, two teacher evaluations, and the $90 application fee or fee waiver request.


The Student Budget

The Student Budget

Meeting the cost of a Stanford education represents a significant investment. We are committed to providing a comprehensive, need-based financial aid program making it possible for all students to attend Stanford.


Request Information

Request Information

Thank you for your interest in Stanford. Use the Join Mailing List link at the bottom of this page to request more information.


Stanford in Your Area

Stanford in Your Area

Stanford admission officers conduct regional information sessions and joint programs with our colleagues throughout the U.S., and internationally, providing information on admission and financial aid.