Stanford is on a 8,180-acre campus in a suburban setting in Stanford, California, not far from San Francisco and San Jose. There are many activities and organizations for Stanford students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Stanford also has fraternities and sororities.
Stanford has a thriving Ram's Head (theatre club). In fact, more students participate in Ram's Head (theatre club) than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Stanford include Axe Committee (athletic support), Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students, Asian-American Student Association and Stanford Daily.
Stanford students' favorite campus events are Big Game, Gaities and Fountain Hopping.
Stanford offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Stanford students live off campus. In 2021, 11% of undergrads at Stanford lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 89% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Stanford. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
Stanford offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Stanford there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Stanford:
|Sport||Mens Intramural||Womens Intramural||Mens Division||Womens Division||Mens Scholarships||Womens Scholarships|
|Crew||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Fencing||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Gymnastics||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Rowing||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Triathlon||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Archery||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Club Teamsheerleading||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Equestrian Sports||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Skiing (Downhill)||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Squash||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||√|
|Sailing||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Basketball||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Lacrosse||Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Volleyball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Water Polo||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Badminton||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Racquetball||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rock Club Teamslimbing||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Stanford University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Stanford campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Stanford offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Stanford, take U.S. Highway 101 to Stanford, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to San Francisco International airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Stanford's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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