College Spotlight: Stanford University

The PowerScore College Spotlight gives you a snapshot of a different college or university each week. For more information about each profiled institution, be sure to check out the school's website.

Stanford University is today's College Spotlight. From the school's website:

Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions.

Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing our students for leadership in today's complex world.

Type of school: Private

Setting: Suburban, small city

Size: 6,940 (total undergraduate enrollment)

Incoming class size: 1,672 (first-time degree-seeking freshmen)

Student-to-faculty ratio: 6 to 1

Acceptance percentage: 7%

Tuition and fees: $40,050 (2010-2011)

Room, board, and additional expenses: $16,856 (2010-2011)
Address: Montag Hall, 355 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA 94305-6106
Phone: 650.723.2091
Twitter accounts: @Stanford
Facebook: Stanford University

All information was gathered from the school's profile on the website, the school's website, and the school's U.S. News & World Report profile. Please consult the school's website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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