We understand that choosing a college is one of the most exciting, daunting and important decisions your student will make. For the right student, Stanford can be the most amazing place in the world.
We also understand that as a parent or guardian, you want what is best for your student, and have questions and concerns of your own. This process can be confusing for parents or guardians and we want to be sure that you feel supported through the college exploration journey.
The First-Year Experience
Parents can be assured that their students are cared for during their freshman year and throughout their Stanford career. All freshmen live and dine on campus and all are assigned two adult advisors upon arrival.
Diversity at Stanford
Fifteen percent of our freshmen are the first in their families to attend college. Students at Stanford come from all 50 states and more than 80 countries—so they will not be alone in their transition to a new environment.
The on-campus Discover Stanford program requires advance online reservations, and sessions fill quickly. Admission officers also travel the globe to meet with prospective students and their families.