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U.S. College Road Trip! Episode 8 - Stanford University

Updated: Jul 6, 2023

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Stanford University is a prestigious private research university located in Stanford, California. They don’t need to advertise and have no shortage of applicants. This goes in the ‘Dream School’ category. Many applicants with perfect SAT and 4.0+ and hundreds of hours of community service and can play four instruments and speak six languages don’t get in. That is why it is important to apply to a range of schools so you’re sure to have options. Here are some advantages of attending Stanford:

  • Innovation and entrepreneurship: Stanford is known for its innovation and entrepreneurship, with many successful startups being founded by Stanford alumni. The university provides students with opportunities to connect with industry leaders and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.

  • Academic programs: Stanford offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs across its seven schools, including business, law, medicine, engineering, and humanities and sciences. The university is known for its excellence in many fields, including computer science, engineering, and business.

  • Research opportunities: Stanford is one of the most research-oriented universities in the world, with a focus on science, engineering, and medicine. Students have access to research opportunities and can work alongside world-renowned faculty members.

  • Diversity: Stanford is a diverse learning community, with students from different backgrounds and cultures. The university is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

  • Alumni network: Stanford has a supportive and extensive alumni network, consisting of graduates who have made significant contributions to various fields and industries. As a Stanford student, you will have access to this powerful network, providing you with connections to accomplished individuals who can offer guidance, mentorship, and support throughout your academic and professional journey.

  • Location: Stanford is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, which is known for its technology and innovation. The university's location provides students with many opportunities to connect with industry leaders and entrepreneurs.

  • Campus: Stanford's campus is one of the largest in the United States, with over 8,180 contiguous acres and more than 600 buildings. The campus is known for its beautiful architecture and landscaping.

Stanford received 56,378 applications for admission to the Class of 2026 and admitted 2,075 students. If you can’t do the math don’t bother applying. The average SAT score for admitted students is between 1420-1570, and the average ACT score is between 31-35.

Here’s the link for admissions to learn more. https://admission.stanford.edu/

Go Cardinal!


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