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Stanford University

Academics and Majors

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The “passionate” undergrads at this academic powerhouse are enamored with the “amazing and unique” opportunities that Stanford has to offer. As a delighted sophomore explains, “Stanford has incredible resources, incredible people…and an unrivaled atmosphere of openness and collaboration.” An “entrepreneurial spirit” and “intellectual curiosity” per... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

Undergraduate Admission

Montag Hall

Stanford, CA 94305-6106

United States

Phone: 650-723-2091

Fax: 650-725-2846


Majors & Special Programs
Academic Rating: 94
Most Popular Majors: Computer Science
Engineering, General
Human Biology
All Majors: Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
African-American/Black Studies
African-American/Black Studies
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Combined Degree Programs: BA/MA
Other Joint Degree Programs: Many bachelors/masters coterminal degree
Special Study Options: Distance Learning
Double Major
Exchange Student
Honors Program
Student Designed Major
Study Abroad

Other Special Study Options:
Marine research center, Bing Stanford in Washington program, exchange programs with Dartmouth, Howard, Morehouse and Spelman, extensive undergraduate research opportunities, Bing Honors College, extensive overseas study, Haas Center for Public Service
Required Coursework: English (including composition)
Foreign languages
Sciences (biological or physical)
Social science

Other required coursework:
Undergrads complete at least 180 units, including requirements for the major, writing and rhetoric requirements, one year of a foreign language and courses in the following areas: Thinking Matters one-quarter class in freshman year; Ways of Thinking, Ways of Doing: Eleven courses in eight subject areas, including aesthetic and interpretive inquiry, social inquiry, scientific analysis,formal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, engaging diversity, moral and ethical reasoning and creative expression.
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Online Courses
Online Courses Offered:Yes

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Faculty & Class Information
Student Faculty Ratio:5:1
Total Faculty:1510
Full-time & part-time faculty with Phds:1495
Classes Taught by TAs:5%
Most Frequent Class Size:2 - 9
Most Frequent Lab & Sub-Section Size:2 - 9
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