About 97% of undergraduates decide to live on campus and all freshman are guaranteed housing for their entire four years. All told, Stanford can hold up to 14621. There is also a meal plan available and the university does have a hospital on campus.

The housing system has 81 facilities, which also include sixteen fraternities and fourteen sororities. 25% of students decide to join one of these and, in fact, some even offer housing.

With 600 organized groups on campus, students will never want for extracurricular activities. They include the Stanford Daily, the student government, 35 religious organizations, 80 art clubs, intramural sports clubs, six cultural centers, and more.

Freshman are not allowed to bring cars to Stanford, but it is highly recommended that they bring a bike. It is extremely popular choice (13,000 bikes every year!) and the campus is extremely bike-friendly. The school also offers the free Marguerite bus service and 65 Zipcars.

The Stanford University Library is actually a cluster of libraries instead of containing all collections under one roof. With 20 across campus, they host a world-class collection. Librarians are available for one-on-one consultation, workshops, and classes.

Stanford also has an excellent athletic program with 807 athletes, 36 varsity sports, 26 club sports, 300 athletic scholarships, and over 100 coaches and assistants. Part of the Pacific-12 Conference, it is a member of the NCAA. Root for the Cardinal by attending the Stanford Stadium, 18-hole golf course, Maples Pavilion, Sunken Diamond, Taube Family Tennis Stadium, or the Avery Aquatic Complex. For the past 40 years, the university has won at least one national championship every year.

Campus Housing - Dorms and Meal Plans

Provides on campus housing

Residence hall capacity

Does college offer a meal plan?
Yes, number of meals per week can vary

Must all students live on campus?

Residence halls on campus:
Adams House, Alvarado Road, Anderson House, Branner Hall, Campus Drive, Castano, Columbae, Crothers Hall, Crothers Memorial, Delta Delta Delta, Dolores, Durand House, EAST (Treat) House, Enchanted Broccoli Forest, Escondido Village Hastorf, Escondido Village Lieberman, Escondido Village Miller, Escondido Village Rosse, EV Abrams Highrise, EV Barnes Highrise, EV Blackwelder Highrise, EV Bldg, EV Hoskins Highrise, EV Hulme Highrise, EV Quillen Highrise, Evgr, Florence Moore Hall, Griffin House, Grove House, Hammarskjold House, Haus Mitteleuropa, Jack McDonald Hall, Jenkins House, Jerry, Kairos, Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Sigma, Kimball Hall, La Casa Italiana, La Maison Francaise, Lagunita Court, Lantana, Lasuen Mall, Lomita, Lyman Bldg, Mars, Marx House, McFarland Highrise, Mirrielees Highrise, Munger Bldg, Munger Jacobsen Sorenson, Murray, MuwekmaTahRuk, Narnia, Ng, Oak Creek Apartments, Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Sig, Pi Beta Phi, Potter House, Rains Bldg, Robert Moore South (Bob), Robinson House, Roble Hall, Roth House, Schiff House, Schwab Residential, Sigma Nu, Slavianskii Dom, Stern Hall, Storey House, Studio, Synergy, Terra, Theta Delta Chi, Toyon Hall, Wilbur Hall, Xanadu, Yost House, Zeta Alpha Pi (ZAP)

Sports Programs & Athletics

Athletic conferences
    Football - Pacific-12 Conference
    Basketball - Pacific-12 Conference
    Baseball - Pacific-12 Conference
    Cross Country/Track - Pacific-12 Conference

Number of Varsity Athletes by Sport in 2023

Sport # of Men # of Women
All Track Combined 84 91
Baseball 37
Basketball 16 13
Beach Volleyball 17
Fencing 6 11
Field Hockey 19
Football 103
Golf 12 10
Gymnastics 16 19
Lacrosse 38
Rowing 28 43
Sailing 14
Soccer 27 25
Softball 24
Swimming and Diving 31 23
Synchronized Swimming 12
Tennis 15 11
Volleyball 19 14
Water Polo 18 23
Wrestling 29
Other Sports 14
Data from 2020
Athletic Association
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Athletic Classification
NCAA Division I-FBS



Athletic Summary
Total # athletes


Male Athletes 416
Female Athletes 391


Total sports revenue

Total sports expenses

Avg. head coach salary - Women
(# full-time equivalents)
$285,572 (18)

Avg. head coach salary - Men
(# FTE)
$823,485 (13.5)

Campus Services and Programs

Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for students' children
Placement services for completers
Library facilities
Access to digital/electronic resources
Access to library collections that are shared with other institutions
Established library hours
Organized collection of printed materials
Physical facilities
Staff trained to provide and interpret library materials
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Recognized student veteran organization
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Hospital on campus?


% of students with registered disabilities

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