Stanford University Reviews

  • 138 Reviews
  • Stanford (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $51,354
94% of 138 students said this degree improved their career prospects
99% of 138 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Tayo Amos
  • Reviewed: 8/27/2016
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Stanford was an amazing place to explore and learn more about my likes and desires. The weather is really unbeatable - it's not uncommon to have some class sessions outside. I made amazing friends through student groups and events which was awesome. I really liked my major because it allowed me to take a variety of courses. Although I'm working in a different field, I am greatly for the experiences I had here."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"I loved my time at Stanford! There are amazing opportunities here, great professors, and incredible people!"
OhhSix
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Economics
"Stanford is an amazing school where you'll receive an excellent education and have a blast doing it. People at Stanford work hard and play hard. The weather is wonderful and the is campus beautiful."
Anne Siders
  • Reviewed: 12/2/2015
  • Degree: Environmental Science
"Professors provide a great deal of freedom in designing and executing the graduate program -- which is wonderful. Work feels meaningful and relevant to real-world problems. Palo Alto is insanely expensive and has a very venture-capital vibe, which is not my ideal. However, California is gorgeous and it is easy to get out to national parks and the ocean."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Beautiful campus. Myriad of possibilities. Heavy in to research tied to a concentration on sports."
Andreas Santucci
  • Reviewed: 11/24/2015
  • Degree: Engineering
"ICME is such a wonderful graduate program. My peers are studious and the classes are stimulating."
Amy Shoemaker
  • Reviewed: 11/24/2015
  • Degree: Engineering
"I am pursuing a Masters in Computational and Mathematical Engineering. The courses are really interesting and challenging, but the school doesn't provide much of a community compared to my undergraduate institution."
Caroline B.
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Political Science
"Stanford is an amazing place to study, even if you are not going into a tech-related field. Students in the humanities and social sciences are incredibly well supported and the learning environment is dynamic. And it's actually fun--people care about being healthy and going outside and aren't just cooped up in the library or lab."
Cheryl Danner
  • Reviewed: 11/6/2015
  • Degree: Engineering
"I feel like the school is very supportive of its students with events to help with our academic and/or professional careers happening all the time as well as social events to help destress and meet other people. The workload is very challenging -- if I were trying to learn any of this material on my own, there is no way I would cover it at this pace without those deadlines."
William Zhang
  • Reviewed: 11/6/2015
  • Degree: Engineering
"Pros: if choosing wisely, can choose the best courses ever Cons: grades are over-inflated and mean nothing (i.e. most students pester the teaching assistants to get 100% on their homeworks but do not understand material that well, leaving those who do homework on their own with less satisfactory grades...)"
Bernardo Ramos
  • Reviewed: 11/6/2015
  • Degree: Engineering
"Excellent program, though sometimes there's too much work."
Evrydiki Xenia Nestoridi
  • Reviewed: 11/4/2015
  • Degree: Mathematics
"The math department at Stanford has one of the friendliest working environments. Most of the professors really care about the graduate students and the classes that they offer are of amazing quality. The students organize all sorts of social and mathematical activities that bring everyone together. Stanford area is very expensive (but completely safe), yet the stipend offered is enough not only for the everyday expenses, but also to cover flight tickets to wherever home is."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"Stanford is a great school, and offers great financial aid for those who need it. It also offers great experiences to interact with people from all backgrounds."
Lisa Sauermann
  • Reviewed: 10/1/2015
  • Degree: Mathematics
"There is a lot of freedom on what courses to choose. Professors take a lot of time and are really supportive. It is great to study here!"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2015
  • Degree: History
"Stanford is the only elite university that combines the resources and breadth of a world-class research university with the flexibility and interdisciplinarity of an Ivy League--you can literally do anything there. Professors support and nurture students and their ideas, and the university itself encourages innovative, entrepreneurial risk-taking. It's the school of "yes.""
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2015
  • Degree: Business
"Stanford is an excellent place to get exposed to cultures from around the world and to interact with people with varying viewpoints and high intelligence."
Katie Remington
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"Stanford has an absolutely amazing School of Education. My only complaint thus far is that when working with researchers (advisors, mentors, faculty, other adults in the school of ed. etc.), I have been surprised at how ineffective they can be at leading meetings, communicating, and working collaboratively."
Anne Siders
  • Reviewed: 9/11/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Stanford is far more concerned about student well-being than other universities where I have studied. I rated the school lower in career services and alumni network because Stanford's services are hit or miss. If you want to be an entrepreneur or work in Silicon Valley, then Stanford should get 10/10. But if you want to do public service or non-profit work, the school will have fewer support systems (or.. none) in place. The school culture is also geared towards Silicon Valley - which make sense because of its location, but gives the campus a very different atmosphere (not good or bad, just new to me). Overall, Stanford is a great place to study, and I have had wonderful experiences with professors and administrators who want to make this the best experience possible."
Ohhh-six!
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: Economics
"Stanford was an amazing experience. The academics are top notch and everyone is smart and studious. On top of that, Stanford is also a very social school with great weather, a very fun party scene, and a great work hard play hard attitude. It's also not very competitive unlike many other schools; people compete with themselves rather than each other."
John Hamilton
  • Reviewed: 5/24/2015
  • Degree: MBA
"It's a world class program with very few faults. The program is tailored to individual student's interests and ambitions. The faculty, students, and facilities are outstanding."