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Stanford University

Stanford, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate4%

Stanford Academics

Stanford University requires at least 180 quarter hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at Stanford University, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Stanford University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Stanford University does not offer classes during the summer.

NOTE: Around 96% of students who start college at Stanford University finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

Stanford University true.

Academic Options Yes No Note
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Stanford University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Do I Have To Take At Stanford University?

Stanford University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are required to fulfill a language requirement, but there is no math or science requirement.

Students do not have to take a computer class.

Course Required?
2nd Language Yes
Math No
Science No
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Stanford University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Stanford University

When choosing a major, Stanford University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Stanford University.Stanford University allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative. Stanford University false.Stanford University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.

Frequently Asked Questions About Stanford University

Does Stanford University Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

🟨 Check with Stanford University directly for information on any possible available services for students with disabilities.

Does Stanford University Have An Online Program?

✅ Stanford University true for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Stanford University Offer AP Credit?

✅ Stanford University true Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Stanford University Have An Honors Program?

✅ Stanford University true for highly-qualified applicants, but false. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Stanford University.

Does Stanford University Require Internships?

❌ Stanford University studets are not required to complete an internship.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Stanford University does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.

Additional Information About Stanford University

Stanford University Library

The main library on campus is the Green Library and there are 20 other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Stanford University

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

Stanford University does not have any dual degree programs available for students.


What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does Stanford University have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Stanford University has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Stanford University include:

•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

•a Navy ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

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