The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • CU Boulder is a public and Stanford University is a private (not-for-profit) 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 (1,280) than CU Boulder (1,280).
  • Stanford University has higher submitted ACT score (28) 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 - University of Colorado Boulder and Stanford University.
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CU Bouldervs.Stanford University
Boulder, ColoradoLocationStanford, California
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
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)
Tuition & Fees$56,169
50% ($10,933)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)61% ($53,346)
$10,933Average Amount of Financial Aid$53,346
79.84 %Acceptance Rates4.73 %
22.76 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)81.53 %
1,280SAT Score1,520
28ACT Score35
74 %Graduation Rate96 %
16 %Transfer-out Rate1 %
85 %Retention Rate86 %
37,437Student Population15,953
1,711Number of Faculties3,724
18 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio4 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesROTC, 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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