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Stanford University

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Audriana Fitzmorris

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Stanford University
The Basics
Economical Situation
Located 35 miles south of San Francisco and 20 miles north of San Jose, Stanford is in the heart of Northern California’s dynamic “Silicon Valley.”
College Description
Opened 1891
Student Enrollment
undergraduates: 6,980
graduates: 8,897
97% of undergraduates live on campus
$1.35 billion total budget
2,043 faculty members
5:1 student to faculty ratio
Seven School
Business, Earth Sciences, Education, Engineering, Humanities and Science, Law, and Medicine
No Religious Affiliation
Quarter Academic Calendar
Freshman Retention Rate- 98%
Application Process
Standard Application Deadline
Restrictive Early Action: November 1
Regular Decision: January 3
Last Acceptable
SAT date: October
ACT date: September
Notification Date
Restrictive Early Action: December 13
Regular Decision: April 1
Student Reply Date
Restrictive Early Action: May 1
Regular Decision: May 1
Common Application w/ Stanford Writing Supplement
Application Fee: $90
Tuition $44, 184
Room and Board $13,631
Books $1,425
Student Fees
Orientation $438
Health/ Service $573
Personal Expenses $2,550

Total: $62, 801
Beyond the Campus
Bing Honors College (BHC): a three- week program in early September for students actively engaged in researching and drafting their Honors theses.
Bing Overseas Studies Program: students spend at least one quarter abroad, regular tuition applies, and financial aid continues
Top Majors
Social Sciences
Computer Science
agricultural and environmental

Biological Sciences
biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cellular Biology
Physiology and Pathology
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Business (management)
Health Care
Health and Medical Administrative Services

Medicine and Medical Studies
Physical Sciences
chemistry and chemical technology
earth sciences
Biomechanical Engineering
To the west of Stanford's 8,180 acre campus are the Santa Cruz Mountains and Pacific Ocean, and to the east is the San Francisco Bay.
Financial Aid
-Complete FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) on or after January 1
AP Credit Chart
Accepts either the ACT or SAT
Stanford applicants must report and submit ALL SAT scores and ALL ACT scores (only exception: tests taken for the purpose of talent programs in middle school, such as Duke Tips)
SAT subject tests are recommended but not required
Stanford's overseas campuses:
Cape Town
Stanford is ranked in the top 5 for financial aid and endowment in the country
About 80% of students at Stanford receive scholarships from different categories
General Scholarships Directly for Stanford
Anita Borg Scholarship ($10,000)
women pursuing a career in computer science and technology
Google RISE ($10,000- 25,000)
encourages underrepresented groups in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine (STEM) fields
Stanford's Bechtel International Center
provides guidance to students that intend to receive international education grants
On-Campus Living
10 undergraduate residence halls
Apartments and Suites
Two on-campus undergraduate residences- Mirrelees Apartments and Suites in Governor's Corner
small groups of two to eight students
Mirrieless: living room, dining area, kitchen, two or three bedroom,s bathroom, and is shared by 2/3 students
Governor's Corner: living room, shared bath, four or six single bedrooms, no kitchen
Self-ops (19)
incorporate student residents to manage the house's meal service and hire a house cook
Co-ops (7)
student run houses, students manage the house and prepare all meals
Greek Houses (10)
part of university housing, self-governing
Article: Stanford Bioengineers create circuit board modeled on the human brain
Surrounding Area Activities
Public Transit
The Stanford Marguerite Shuttle
university's free bus
Stanford Shopping Center, downtown Palo Alto, California Village, Town & Country Village,
Bay Area Transit
Shopping (http://transportation.stanford.edu/pdf/marguerite-shopping-guide.pdf)
Stanford Shopping Center
apple store, crate & barrel, nordstrom, nike running, Signoa's Farmers Market
Palo Alto Shopping
Whole Foods Market, Aquarius Theater, Cheesecake Factory, Pizza My Heart
Further Questions
1) When does the volleyball team return during the Summer to take classes and train?

2) How is the dining system for athletes? Do they go to a training table for each meal or only for dinner/ lunch?

3) Does the volleyball team charter to most volleyball games?

4) Do some volleyball players travel abroad during the summer or is the schedule too limiting?

5) Where is the student athlete academic center located? How do you schedule a tutor or attend study hall?
Stanford bioengineers have created microships based on the human brain - 9,000 times faster and using significantly less power than a typical PC. The circuit board, Neurogrid, consists of 16 custom-designed "Neurocore". The Neurogrid is about the size of an iPad and can simulate orders of magnitude more neurons and synapses than other brain mimics on the power it takes to run a tablet computer.
College Exploratory & Test Preparation Class
Hour 3
Presentation #4
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