Stanford University

visual and performing arts

2ndQS World Ranking

Stanford University Background

Stanford University was established in 1885 and opened in 1891 in Stanford, California. Situated between San Francisco and San Jose it is the part of the California Silicon valley, which is home to companies like Google, Yahoo and Hewlett-Packard that were started by the Stanford Alumni.

Stanford University Programs and Courses

It is organized into a total of seven schools- Business, Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, Education, Engineering, Medicine and Law.  The university is known for its STEM, Law and Business programs.

Stanford has more than 16,400 students enrolled of which about 7,000 are enrolled in undergraduate programs and about 9,300 in graduate programs. Stanford has a student to faculty ratio of 4:1 and has about 2,180 faculty members.  Currently Stanford has 19 Nobel laureates as a part of its community. 

Stanford University USP

It’s the spirit of interdisciplinary exploration that has fuelled many scientific breakthroughs and technological advances. A few examples include laser fix for detached retinas, digital music, DNA synthesis, first adult human heart transplant, GPS co-invention, Transmission Control Protocol among many other such path breaking innovations and discoveries.

Stanford University Rankings and Tuition 

Stanford University's ranking in the 2019 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 7. Its tuition and fees are $51,354 (2018-19).

Stanford University Notable Alumni

Notable Alumni of the University include Tiger Woods (American professional golfer), Sundar Pichai (Chief executive officer of Google Inc), Reese Witherspoon (American actress, producer, and entrepreneur)

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To educate students, both majors and minors, in the craft, culture, and theory of current fine art practices to prepare them for successful careers as artists. The studio program is designed to develop in-depth skills in more than one area of the visual arts. It emphasizes the expressive potential of an integration of media, often via a cross-disciplinary, interactive path.

Letters of recommendation from two teachers, Midyear Transcript, Extracurricular Involvement, Common Application, Official testing (SAT/ACT) from college board, Official transcript.

Visual Artist, Visual Analyst,Visual Cultutrist, Film producer, Ph.D in Art History.

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The philosophy of the program is predicated on a paradigm of independent media that values artistic expression, aesthetics, social awareness, and an articulated perspective. Students become conversant with the documentary tradition as well as with alternative media and new directions in documentary.

Three (3) Letters of Recommendation,Essay, College transcripts

Filmmaker,director, faculty,researcher,social worker


a) Common Application or Coalition Application

b) $90 application fee or fee waiver request

c) Official high school transcript, School report and Midyear transcript

d) Letters of recommendation (Two teacher, One counselor)

e) Official SAT/ACT scores

f) Typical SAT scores: Math-700+, Critical Reading-700+, Writing-700+, ACT Composite: (30-36)

g) Average GPA 4.0

h) TOEFL/IELTS scores if the applicant’s native language is not English.

i) Acceptance rate: 4.8% (2016)

Requirements may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.


Bachelors: $52,857

Graduate: Fees vary for each program

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at Stanford University is $18,560 approx.


Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Undergraduate: May 1

Graduate: Deadlines vary for each program.

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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