Consumer Information for Students

To help prospective and current students locate important information about Stanford, this webpage collects links to helpful information on a variety of subjects. The presentation of this information complies with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, which requires colleges and universities to publicly disclose various aspects of their policies and procedures.

Academic policies and outcomes

Retention data

98% of freshmen entering in Fall 2012 returned to Stanford in Fall 2013.

Transfer of credit

The Office of the University Registrar evaluates and records the amount of transfer credit and advanced placement test credit an undergraduate can apply toward graduation requirements.

Costs and financial aid

Financial aid calculator

This calculator has been designed to allow you to make early estimates regarding eligibility for need-based financial aid as an undergraduate at Stanford University. Based on the information you enter about your family financial situation you will be presented with a sample award.


The HEOA requires institutions of higher education to display textbook information (textbook title, price, and ISBN identifier) at the time enrollment opens.

Information for instructors:

Health and safety

Emergency response and evacuation procedures

Stanford University will initiate, without delay and taking into account the safety of the community, the usage of the AlertSU emergency notification system in the event of a significant emergency or dangerous situation on campus that involves an immediate threat to the health or safety of the population., p. 16

Safety, security & fire report

The information contained in the Stanford Safety, Security & Fire Report is provided to members of the campus community in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. As required by law, the Department of Public Safety reports this information to the Office of Postsecondary Education on an annual basis.

Immunization requirements

Measles, mumps, and rubella are serious communicable diseases that can spread in close living or classroom environments. All students must be vaccinated to prevent these outbreaks.

Student body


During Fall 2013, 7061 undergraduates and 11,075 graduate students were enrolled at Stanford. Information about these students' gender and ethnicity can be found in the Common Data Set.


Pell grant recipients

16% of Stanford undergraduates received federal Pell Grants during 2012-13.

Other information

Copyright notices

Copyright issues are ingrained in many aspects of daily campus life, and it is important for everyone in the Stanford community to have a working understanding of copyright law. This document explains the fundamental elements of copyright law and the impact of copyright law at Stanford.

Voter registration

Santa Clara County voter registration forms are available at the Post Office on White Plaza, and online.