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 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 (1,250) than CU Boulder (1,250).
  • Stanford University has higher submitted ACT score (28) 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 - University of Colorado Boulder and Stanford University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
CU BoulderStanford University
CU Bouldervs.Stanford University
Boulder, ColoradoLocationStanford, California
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 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)
In-State$12,466
Out-Of-State$36,668
Tuition & Fees$56,169
47% ($11,109)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)59% ($47,106)
$11,109Average Amount of Financial Aid$47,106
79.84 %Acceptance Rates4.73 %
22.76 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)81.53 %
1,250SAT Score1,505
28ACT Score34
69 %Graduation Rate94 %
19 %Transfer-out Rate1 %
88 %Retention Rate99 %
36,681Student Population17,381
1,610Number of Faculties3,533
18 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio5 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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