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  • 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 ($53,529) than CU Boulder ($38,318).
  • It is harder to admit to Stanford University than CU Boulder.
  • Stanford University has higher submitted SAT score (1,505) than CU Boulder (1,250).
  • Stanford University has higher submitted ACT score (101) than CU Boulder (83).
  • 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.
Next table compares the two rival schools - Stanford University and University of Colorado 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)
$53,529Tuition & Fees
In-State$12,500
Out-Of-State$38,318
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
101ACT Score83
94 %Graduation Rate71 %
-Transfer-out Rate18 %
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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