The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Stanford University is a Private (not-for-profit) and CU Boulder is a Public school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • Stanford University has more expensive tuition & fees ($56,169) than CU Boulder ($36,668).
  • It is harder to admit to Stanford University than CU Boulder.
  • Stanford University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,505) than CU Boulder (1,250).
  • Stanford University has higher submitted ACT score (34) than CU Boulder (28).
  • CU Boulder has more students with 36,681 students while Stanford University has 17,381 students.
  • Stanford University has more full-time faculties with 3,533 faculties while CU Boulder has 1,610 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Stanford University and University of Colorado Boulder.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Stanford UniversityCU Boulder
Stanford Universityvs.CU Boulder
Stanford, CaliforniaLocationBoulder, Colorado
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
$56,169Tuition & Fees
In-State$12,466
Out-Of-State$36,668
59% ($47,106)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)47% ($11,109)
$47,106Average Amount of Financial Aid$11,109
4.73 %Acceptance Rates79.84 %
81.53 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)22.76 %
1,505SAT Score1,250
34ACT Score28
94 %Graduation Rate69 %
1 %Transfer-out Rate19 %
99 %Retention Rate88 %
17,381Student Population36,681
3,533Number of Faculties1,610
5 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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