Stanford University

About the institution

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, is one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Student demographics

ESL Program

The English for Foreign Students (EFS) Program in the Stanford Language Center offers courses to international graduate students in English as a second language (ESL), as well as training courses for prospective ESL teachers through the Linguistics Department.

Student Housing

Housing Options

Admission requirements for first year and transfer students

International Student visas issued

F1, J1, both.

Cost of attendance and financial assistance

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We meet the full demonstrated need, without loans, for every admitted undergrad who qualifies for financial assistance.

Scholarship opportunities

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Student activities and campus life

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