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 12588. 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 850 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, 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, Lomita, Lyman Bldg, Mars, Marx House, McFarland Highrise, Mirrielees Highrise, Munger Bldg, Munger Jacobsen Sorenson, Murray, MuwekmaTahRuk, Narnia, Ng, 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, 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 2021

Sport # of Men # of Women
All Track Combined 104 100
Baseball 33
Basketball 16 14
Beach Volleyball 18
Fencing 20 19
Field Hockey 21
Football 102
Golf 11 10
Gymnastics 23 18
Lacrosse 34
Rowing 46 45
Sailing 15
Soccer 26 29
Softball 19
Squash 13
Swimming and Diving 29 26
Synchronized Swimming 11
Tennis 14 12
Volleyball 17 16
Water Polo 20 20
Wrestling 31
Other Sports 37
Data from 2018
Athletic Association
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Athletic Classification
NCAA Division I-FBS



Athletic Summary
Total # athletes


Male Athletes 433
Female Athletes 417


Total sports revenue

Total sports expenses

Avg. head coach salary - Women
(# full-time equivalents)
$290,580 (18)

Avg. head coach salary - Men
(# FTE)
$846,994 (14)

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
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

Nearby Restaurants

Food from Coupa Cafe - Green Library

Coupa Cafe - Green Library

Miles From Campus: 0.22
Food from Blend Eatery

Blend Eatery

Miles From Campus: 0.3
Food from Ike's Press

Ike's Press

Miles From Campus: 0.33
Food from The Treehouse

The Treehouse

Miles From Campus: 0.42
Food from CoHo Cafe

CoHo Cafe

Miles From Campus: 0.42
Food from Tootsies


Miles From Campus: 0.64
Food from Gott's Roadside

Gott's Roadside

Miles From Campus: 0.71
Food from Asian Box

Asian Box

Miles From Campus: 0.76
Food from Boba Guys

Boba Guys

Miles From Campus: 0.77
Food from Telefèric Barcelona

Telefèric Barcelona

Miles From Campus: 0.79
Food from Douce France Cafe

Douce France Cafe

Miles From Campus: 0.81
Food from Go Fish Poke Bar

Go Fish Poke Bar

Miles From Campus: 0.93
Food from San Agus Cocina Urbana & Cocktails

San Agus Cocina Urbana & Cocktails

Miles From Campus: 0.97
Food from Shake Shack

Shake Shack

Miles From Campus: 0.98
Food from Taro San Japanese Noodle Bar

Taro San Japanese Noodle Bar

Miles From Campus: 0.98
Food from Pacific Catch

Pacific Catch

Miles From Campus: 0.98
Food from The Melt - Stanford Mall

The Melt - Stanford Mall

Miles From Campus: 0.99
Food from Tam Tam Restaurant

Tam Tam Restaurant

Miles From Campus: 1.03
Food from New York New York Sandwiches

New York New York Sandwiches

Miles From Campus: 1.03
Food from Mendocino Farms

Mendocino Farms

Miles From Campus: 1.03
Food from Onigilly Palo Alto

Onigilly Palo Alto

Miles From Campus: 1.04
Food from Cardinal Sushi

Cardinal Sushi

Miles From Campus: 1.04
Food from The Patio

The Patio

Miles From Campus: 1.1
Food from Oren's Hummus

Oren's Hummus

Miles From Campus: 1.16
Food from Ramen Nagi

Ramen Nagi

Miles From Campus: 1.17
Food from Maum


Miles From Campus: 1.2
Food from Terún


Miles From Campus: 1.22
Food from Sun of Wolf

Sun of Wolf

Miles From Campus: 1.24
Food from Izzy's Brooklyn Bagels

Izzy's Brooklyn Bagels

Miles From Campus: 1.24
Food from La Bodeguita Del Medio

La Bodeguita Del Medio

Miles From Campus: 1.25
Food from Craftsman and Wolves

Craftsman and Wolves

Miles From Campus: 1.25
Food from Mediterranean Wraps

Mediterranean Wraps

Miles From Campus: 1.26
Food from Crepevine Restaurants

Crepevine Restaurants

Miles From Campus: 1.26
Food from Kali Greek Kitchen

Kali Greek Kitchen

Miles From Campus: 1.26
Food from Port of Peri Peri

Port of Peri Peri

Miles From Campus: 1.27
Food from Daigo


Miles From Campus: 1.27
Food from Fambrini's Cafe

Fambrini's Cafe

Miles From Campus: 1.28
Food from Zareen's


Miles From Campus: 1.29
Food from Sushirrito


Miles From Campus: 1.32
Show more

Nearby Social Spots

Social Spots from Rodin Sculpture Garden

Rodin Sculpture Garden

Miles From Campus: 0.27
Social Spots from Cantor Arts Center

Cantor Arts Center

Miles From Campus: 0.34
Social Spots from Stanford Stadium

Stanford Stadium

Miles From Campus: 0.41
Social Spots from Arizona Garden

Arizona Garden

Miles From Campus: 0.49
Social Spots from Tin Pot Creamery

Tin Pot Creamery

Miles From Campus: 0.79
Social Spots from The Bar Method

The Bar Method

Miles From Campus: 0.83
Social Spots from Philz Coffee

Philz Coffee

Miles From Campus: 0.93
Social Spots from Sundance The Steakhouse

Sundance The Steakhouse

Miles From Campus: 0.97
Social Spots from True Food Kitchen

True Food Kitchen

Miles From Campus: 1.01
Social Spots from Tacolicious


Miles From Campus: 1.02
Social Spots from Sprout Cafe

Sprout Cafe

Miles From Campus: 1.05
Social Spots from Uforia Studios

Uforia Studios

Miles From Campus: 1.06
Social Spots from Odori Japanese Cuisine

Odori Japanese Cuisine

Miles From Campus: 1.08
Social Spots from Coupa Café

Coupa Café

Miles From Campus: 1.1
Social Spots from The Wine Room

The Wine Room

Miles From Campus: 1.1
Social Spots from Rangoon Ruby

Rangoon Ruby

Miles From Campus: 1.11
Social Spots from The Old Pro

The Old Pro

Miles From Campus: 1.12
Social Spots from NOLA Restaurant & Bar

NOLA Restaurant & Bar

Miles From Campus: 1.13
Social Spots from The Stanford Theatre

The Stanford Theatre

Miles From Campus: 1.13
Social Spots from Bevri


Miles From Campus: 1.15
Social Spots from Pop Tea Bar

Pop Tea Bar

Miles From Campus: 1.17
Social Spots from Local Union 271

Local Union 271

Miles From Campus: 1.17
Social Spots from Curry Pizza House

Curry Pizza House

Miles From Campus: 1.2
Social Spots from SliderBar


Miles From Campus: 1.21
Social Spots from Backyard Brew

Backyard Brew

Miles From Campus: 1.23
Social Spots from Pastis


Miles From Campus: 1.24
Social Spots from ZombieRunner Coffee

ZombieRunner Coffee

Miles From Campus: 1.26
Social Spots from Moods Wine Bar

Moods Wine Bar

Miles From Campus: 1.27
Social Spots from Gamble Garden

Gamble Garden

Miles From Campus: 1.28
Social Spots from Protégé


Miles From Campus: 1.29
Social Spots from Cafe Venetia

Cafe Venetia

Miles From Campus: 1.3
Social Spots from Calave


Miles From Campus: 1.31
Social Spots from Blue Bottle Coffee

Blue Bottle Coffee

Miles From Campus: 1.32
Social Spots from The Dish - Stanford Foothills

The Dish - Stanford Foothills

Miles From Campus: 1.36
Social Spots from Vino Locale

Vino Locale

Miles From Campus: 1.36
Show more
College Raptor loading bar gif.
College Raptor Loading Screen College Raptor Loading Screen