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

Meredith Marks
  • Reviewed: 10/1/2014
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Definitely pretty tough, but well worth it!"
Karola Kreitmair
  • Reviewed: 10/1/2014
  • Degree: Philosophy
"Top university, great faculty, demanding curriculum"
Umnouy Ponsukcharoen
  • Reviewed: 10/1/2014
  • Degree: Engineering
"The program is interdisciplinary and flexible. Some faculty members are inaccessible. Transportation here can be difficult. But overall it is great to be here."
Nandita Balakrishnan
  • Reviewed: 10/1/2014
  • Degree: Political Science
"The two biggest highlights for this program for me are the quality of the faculty and the environment of the program. All the faculty (all the way from those who are brand new and are still nervous about tenure to those who have been here forever and have a name for themselves) are exceptionally caring and proactive about mentoring students. I have never felt that I cannot ask for help or talk to professors about my research interests. My second highlight relates to another reason why I chose Stanford. The students are very supportive of one another and are ready to collaborate. No one is really competitive which means everyone can pursue their research without that added stress."
Skyler Holloway
  • Reviewed: 10/1/2014
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"Stanford engineer programs give students awesome opportunities (Think full-ride trips abroad) and help students meet the leaders of the next generation!"
Shubham Gupta
  • Reviewed: 10/1/2014
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Graduate Program is pretty good for research and professional career but hard to afford without financial aid"
Allison Littman
  • Reviewed: 10/1/2014
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"What a great place to spend a few years in graduate school. The Bay Area is full of highly motivated and impressive people, which makes for an awesome learning experience and solid network upon graduation."
Kwhangho Kim
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2014
  • Degree: Mathematics
"Statistics department of Stanford is obviously #1 on the earth. There are good academic curriculums for master students too, but usually for master students it is very hard to get an attention from faculty and tuition is so expensive."
Bowen Deng
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2014
  • Degree: Mathematics
"Great school and program, strongly recommended to those are interested in Statistics. Very nice and outstanding faculties."
Sverre LeRoy
  • Reviewed: 8/21/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Pros: access to state of the art technology and lab equipment Cons: very expensive area"
Aaron Peterson
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Stanford's Earth Systems program provides an integrated interdisciplinary exploration of the biological, geological, chemical, and anthropological processes that interact to make the planet function the way it does. Students have the opportunity and funding to engage with cutting edge research and interact with peers and professors at the very top of the field. Be aware though that the Earth Systems graduate program is only available to students seeking coterminal degrees, not incoming masters students."
Khoa Nguyen
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2014
  • Degree: Mathematics
"The whole experience is wonderful. The faculty is very friendly and helpful. The friend circle is smart and creates an intellectual atmosphere."
Bonnie Chien
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Pros: Stanford med school has a reasonably supportive, collaborative atmosphere among peers. There is great flexibility in the program in terms of taking an extra year if desired and scheduling rotations with personal breaks as needed. Professors and admin are typically quite accessible to students and with a smaller class size, you feel your voice is taken into consideration more. Cons: The surrounding area of Palo Alto is quite expensive in terms of housing. A car is a must to commute because public transportation is limited in this suburban area."
Emiliano Vazquez
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2013
  • Degree: Journalism
"Worthwhile, focused and competitive. The size is a huge advantage as well, with only 15 students to occupy the faculty's attention."
Khoa Nguyen
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"I had a great experience during my doctoral study at Stanford. Faculty members are extremely supportive and students are very collegial and smart!"
Thanh-Lan Bui
  • Reviewed: 12/2/2013
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"Stanford is an awesome and very supportive environment. You get what you make out of the program and have a lot of opportunities to meet amazing people in the field of education."
David Manosalvas
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2013
  • Degree: Aerospace Engineering
"I think is a great program, but its very hard to find sources of funding. This issue is not just relevant to this program, but in general, since funding sources have been reduced/eliminated thanks to recently passed legislations"
Ian McKinley
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2013
  • Degree: Law
"Stanford law School is unparalleled, and whatever the failings in a few areas, overall I am very happy with my decision to enroll here."
Mary Van Houten
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2013
  • Degree: Law
"Stanford Law School is one of the most enjoyable (albeit challenging) places to study law. In addition to a rigorous academic environment, the quality of life here is second to none."
Claine Snow
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2013
  • Degree: Law
"Highly prestigious and good job placement. Phenomenal faculty and highly intelligent peers. Cons: Expensive."