The Student Perspective
Stanford students come from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to live on a breath-taking campus that is remarkably residential. More than 95% of Stanford undergraduates live on campus all four years.
Stanford students have a reputation for working hard and playing hard. Explore these pages to meet student government leaders, future Olympians, talented artists, political activists, fraternity and sorority presidents, volunteers and avid Cardinal sports fans. More than 650 student organizations drive campus life. Learn more about cherished Stanford traditions like Full Moon on the Quad, fountain-hopping, the Wacky Walk and The Big Game against Cal!
Virtually all Stanford freshmen live on campus and all are matched with two advisors—a Pre-Major Advisor and an Academic Director based in their residence.
More than 650 student organizations—including more than 70 service, 100 arts, and 30 Greek-letter organizations—are recognized on campus, ranging from KZSU 90.1FM to the Stanford Bhangra Team.
Among the many measures of diversity, over 45% of Stanford students are students of color and 15% of freshmen are among the first in their families to attend college—making it among the most diverse colleges in America.
Stanford's small-house system creates living and learning communities where housing is guaranteed to entering freshmen for all four years in more than 80 residences. All freshmen live and dine on campus.
Stanford is like no other environment for the college sports fan. With 35 varsity sports, more than 25 club sports and dozens of intramural opportunities, cheering for the Cardinal is a year-round experience.