2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$14,402

Net Price

4%

Admitted

80%

Enrolled

96%

Graduation Rate

5/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Stanford University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 17,680. In 2021, there were 55 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #1 in California and ranks #2 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

55

Total Enrollment

17,680

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission

Ranking for Stanford University

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#1

California Rank

Combining ranking factors for 82 schools that offer psychology degrees in California, Stanford University ranks #1.

#2

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Stanford University ranks #2.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Stanford University offers Research Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Research Psychology. At the doctorate level Research Psychology are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPhD
Research Psychology4159
Total Graduates4159
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs Vaden Health Center
  • Professional Psychology (RPSY) – Postdoctoral residency programs Department of Psychiatry – Clinical Psychology Program
  • Professional Psychology (RPSY) – Postdoctoral residency programs Department of Psychiatry – Clinical Child Psychology Program

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 55,471 students applied to the Stanford University. The university admitted 4% and 80% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for California universities is 21,883. On average, all California institutions admit 64% and 22% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Stanford University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 98%. Compared to all California four or more years colleges, the percentage is 72%.

The overall graduation rate for Stanford University is 96%, compared to 66% for all California universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 1%.

  • Credits Accepted: Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare Stanford to California Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Stanford University to the average of all California four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

Stanford

55,471

Applicants

4%

Percent Admitted

80%

Percent Enrolled

98%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

96%

Graduation Rate

CA Colleges

21,883

Applicants

64%

Percent Admitted

22%

Percent Enrolled

72%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

66%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 4,633 or 89% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 588 or 11% part-time faculty members employed at Stanford University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 3,821 or 73%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

Stanford

5 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

89%

Percent Full-Time

11%

Percent Part-Time

73%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

CA Colleges

19 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

40%

Percent Full-Time

60%

Percent Part-Time

39%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Stanford University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $55,473, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,305.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $54,315 and the average cost for graduate fees is $696.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Stanford University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Stanford University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$17,860
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,564
Total Living Expenses$21,424
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$55,473
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,305
Total Undergraduate Expenses$78,202
In-State, Graduate Tuition$54,315
In-State, Graduate Fees$696
Total Graduate Expenses$55,011
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Stanford University is $14,402. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Stanford University to all California universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

Stanford

$78,202

Cost to Attend

$50,762

Average Financial Aid

74%

Percent Receiving Aid

$14,402

Net Price

CA Colleges

$33,186

Cost to Attend

$9,615

Average Financial Aid

80%

Percent Receiving Aid

$14,526

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 1,196 or 74%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 4,154 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $50,762.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid4,154$50,762
Pell Grants1,219$4,783
Federal Student Loans274$5,677
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Stanford University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

Stanford

4,154

Grant or Scholarship Aid

74%

Grants or Scholarships

1,219

Number of Pell Grants

22%

Pell Grants

274

Federal Student Loans

5%

Federal Student Loans

CA Colleges

6,293

Grant or Scholarship Aid

60%

Grants or Scholarships

3,062

Number of Pell Grants

29%

Pell Grants

1,114

Federal Student Loans

11%

Federal Student Loans

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