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The benefits of studying at Stanford

Did you know?

The annual tuition fees for Stanford are over $73,000. They do offer need-based grants and they assess applications on a need-blind basis, meaning admissions officers will not take into account your need for funding when reading your application.

What is Stanford University looking for?

Situated in sunny California, Stanford is one of the great heavyweights on the US college scene. It has a phenomenal reputation for computer science and engineering as well as entrepreneurship, due to its proximity to Silicon Valley.

However, Stanford is as competitive as it is popular, so it's essential to stand out if you're planning to apply. Whilst strong academics are important, students must also demonstrate extracurricular engagement and clear personal qualities. In short, good grades are not enough!

If you would like to know whether you have what it takes to impress Stanford admissions officers, book a complimentary consultation with the Crimson team today. Our experienced Academic Advisors will review your profile, explain the application process and how you can improve your chance of gaining entry to an elite US university like Stanford.

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What Admissions Officers are looking for

Top US universities are looking for the leaders and change-makers of tomorrow. As a result, they attract - and seek - well-rounded students who are not only eager to learn but likely to inspire others.

Whilst strong academics are a must, students must also demonstrate extracurricular engagement and clear personal qualities.

In short, good grades are not enough!

Academics
Academics

Alongside A/A* grades top universities would look for 1500+ SAT / 32+ ACT scores. However good scores alone are not enough to gain you admission!

Extracurriculars
Extracurriculars

They want to see evidence of consistent extracurricular engagement in something you're passionate about. They also want to see evidence of leadership; students who take on responsibility and inspire those around them.

Essays
Essays

This is your opportunity for the Admissions Officer to really get to know you, it's a reflective, creative and personal essay. But, they are more interested in the effect the event had on you than the story itself.

Personal qualities
Personal qualities

Admissions Officers want to ensure that their university is the best fit for both you and them. They are looking for students that will compliment both the classroom dormitory atmosphere.

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Crimson is here to help!

Applying to top US universities is a difficult task which is why so many students seek external support.

Each of our programmes are tailored to the student and are delivered by a carefully selected team of mentors who provide focussed support with each and every aspect of the process.

We are proud to say that students who work with us are four times as likely to get into their dream university than those who apply alone.

By speaking to one of our Academic Advisors you will receive;

  • A full review of your academic and extracurricular profile
  • Tailored guidance as to suitable university pathways
  • An outline of what they need to do to achieve their goals
University strategy
University strategy

Multi-year support with application preparation and submission with the help of a personalised roadmap.

Admission test tutoring
Admission test tutoring

One-to-one sessions covering test content, technique and confidence for the best chance of getting a great score.

Essay development
Essay development

Support with essay statement ideation, tone, language and structure as well as multi-draft feedback.

Extracurricular mentoring
Extracurricular mentoring

Extracurricular and leadership project planning, execution and reporting to ensure passion and impact are demonstrated in the application.

Interview preparation
Interview preparation

Coaching on how to answer common questions and communicate a story persuasively.

financial aid
Financial aid and scholarship strategy

Guidance on the options, requirements and help completing necessary paperwork.

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Offers to Ivy League universities

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Offers to Oxford and Cambridge

3000+

Offers to top 50 US universities

1500+

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