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 four-years schools.
  • Stanford University has more expensive tuition & fees ($56,169) than CU Boulder ($38,314).
  • It is harder to admit to Stanford University than CU Boulder.
  • Stanford University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,520) than CU Boulder (1,280).
  • Stanford University has higher submitted ACT score (35) than CU Boulder (28).
  • CU Boulder has more students with 37,437 students while Stanford University has 15,953 students.
  • Stanford University has more full-time faculties with 3,724 faculties while CU Boulder has 1,711 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Stanford University and University of Colorado Boulder.
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Stanford Universityvs.CU Boulder
Stanford, CaliforniaLocationBoulder, Colorado
four-years, private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, public
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
65% ($50,762)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)55% ($10,285)
$50,762Average Amount of Financial Aid$10,285
4.73 %Acceptance Rates79.84 %
81.53 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)22.76 %
1,520SAT Score1,280
35ACT Score28
96 %Graduation Rate74 %
1 %Transfer-out Rate16 %
86 %Retention Rate85 %
15,953Student Population37,437
3,724Number of Faculties1,711
4 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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