The Student Perspective

Stanford students come from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to live on a breath-taking campus that is remarkably residential. More than 90% 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!

The First-Year Experience

The First-Year Experience

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.


Student Organizations

Student Organizations

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.


Diversity at Stanford

Diversity at Stanford

Among the many measures of diversity, more than 50% 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.


Housing and Dining

Housing & Dining

Stanford's small-house system creates living and learning communities where housing is guaranteed to entering freshmen for all four years in one of nearly 80 residences. All freshmen live and dine on campus.


Athletics and Recreation

Athletics & Recreation

Stanford is like no other environment for the college sports fan. With 35 varsity sports, more than 33 club sports, and over 25 intramural sports, the campus takes on the feeling of an Olympic village each weekend.