Ranked 3rd in the QS World University Rankings, Stanford University has continuously demonstrated its merit as being a top-ranked, prestigious university. Internationally acknowledged for its Computer Science and STEM programs, Stanford University has managed to retain its position as one of the top three-ranked universities in the world since 2016.

Known as the “billionaire factory,” the university is situated in the heart of Northern California’s thriving Silicon Valley and is home to Yahoo, Google, Hewlett-Packard, and many other cutting-edge tech companies that were founded and are still led by Stanford alumni and faculty. One of the top 10 economies in the world would allegedly exist if Stanford graduates decided to start their own nation. Some of the popular Indian Stanford alumni are Parag Agrawal (ex-Twitter CEO), Mukesh Ambani (Businessman), and Azim Premji (Wipro Chairman).


  • According to the statistics from Fall 2022:
    • There are 7761 undergraduate students enrolled in Stanford.
    • Almost 1700 students will graduate in 2022.
    • The international community accounts for up to 14% of the total student population.
    • Asian students make up 26% of the total international population.
    • The gender balance shows 52% females and 48% males in the student
    • 21% of students in the Batch of 2026 are first-generation college students.

The tuition fees for all courses remain the same and may vary per annual year. Student Budget for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

  • Tuition– $61,731 (50.1L INR)
  • Housing and Food- $19,922 (16.5L INR)
  • Student Fees Allowance- $2,205 (1.9L INR)
  • Books and Supplies Allowance-$825 (68K INR)
  • Personal Expenses Allowance- $3,150 (2.6L INR)
  • Requirements for Applying to Stanford:
    • Common Application
    • $90 nonrefundable application fee
    • ACTor SAT test scores (There are no minimum test scores required to be admitted to Stanford)
    • School Report form and counselor letter of recommendation
    • Official transcripts(s) or academic results
    • Letters of recommendation from two teachers
    • Midyear transcript (by February 15)
    • There are no specific prerequisite subjects required.
    • AGPA of 3+ is
    • The common application requires answering short questions and essay


  • The best-paying degree at the university is bachelors with an average annual salary of 249,000 USD.
  • Employment Report: Bachelor of Science Graduates are as follows:
CONSULTINGBain & Company Boston Consulting GrouP, Deloitte, EY-Parthenon, Infosys Limited, Keystone Strategy, McKinsey & Company, OnPrem Solution Partners, Strategy&, Bridgespan Group
EDUCATIONInspirit VR, The King's Academy
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGYAdobe Inc., Circle Cl, Google, Meta, f.k.a. Facebook, Simplr, Stripe, Uber
FINANCEAres Management Canvas Ventures, Centerview Partners, Citigroup Cowen & Company, General Atlantic, Goldman Sachs, ICONIQ, JP Morgan Chase, Mahlako Investments, Millennium Management, Morgan Stanley, PAAMCO Prisma, PayPal, Rothschild & Co., Silver Lake
OTHERSMcMaster-Carr, Power Advocate
GRAD SCHOOLCambridge University, Colorado School of Mines, Columbia University, Stanford University, Tsinghua University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Utah
  • The F-1 and J-1 visas are the only student visas used at Stanford University.
  • Stanford policy prohibits your using a J-1 visa if you are funded more than 50 percent by personal or family funds.
  • To apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa stamp, you must first obtain an I-20 form (for F-1) or DS-2019 form (for J-1). These forms are issued by Bechtel International Center.
  •  SEVIS fee (I-901) receipt has to be paid.
  • Proof of financial support
  • Valid Passport
  • Your completed visa application form.