Stanford University vs. UW

Two Rivalry Colleges in Pacific-12 Conference

Stanford University vs. UW

Stanford Universityvs.UW

Stanford University is a private school while UW is a public school. Stanford University is located in Stanford, CA and UW is located in Seattle, WA.
  • Stanford University has more expensive tuition of $58,416 than UW ($40,740).
  • Stanford University has tighter acceptance rate of 4.73% than UW (46.42%).
  • UW is larger with 52,319 students than Stanford University (18,283 students).
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#1 in National Universities
#1 in California
Rankings#91 in National Universities
#2 in Washington
Private, 4-yearsSchool TypePublic, 4-years
Stanford, CALocationSeattle, WA
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Offered DegreesBachelor's
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Doctorate (Other)
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
$58,416Undergraduate$12,242 Washington residents
$40,740 out-of-state
$57,210Graduate$18,057 Washington residents
$31,530 out-of-state
$50,762Financial Aid$16,355
$90 undergraduate
$125 graduate
Application Fee$80 undergraduate
$85 graduate
4.73%Acceptance Rate46.42%
1,550 SAT, 35 ACTTest Scores
Student Population
18,283Total Students52,319
Online Enrollment1,336
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
96%Graduation Rate84%
1%Transfer-out Rate
98%Retention Rate93%
$141,300Average Earning after Graduation$69,600
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for GraduateDistance Learning (Online Classes)Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for Both Undergraduate and Graduate
Study Abroad
Teacher Certifiate
Special OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certifiate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 14,162)
$11,682 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 10,310)
✔ (19 meals per week)
$6,937 average annual costs
Meal PlanNot offered or not Reported
Faculties and Staffs
5 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio21 to 1
3,724 Full-time
500 Part-time
Number of Faculties4,720 Full-time
1,145 Part-time
15,271 Full-time
1,402 Part-time
Number of Staffs18,232 Full-time
2,457 Part-time
$191,816 for Faculties
$116,183 Part-time
Average Salary$123,439 for Faculties
$82,862 Part-time
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2021-2022