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....It kinda sucks....no parties...no life. everyone wears grey and beige and the girls smell like old ladies.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2014
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Stanford is a great college.BrightZoology
Stanford is a great college. I've dreamt of attending it all my life and now I'm almost graduated. All of you haters, shut up! Seriously, the only reason you're even trashing the place is probably because you have no friends, bad grades, and nothing to look forward to. But, I will advise you to be careful when choosing who you want to be friends with, because you could be entering the wrong group for you.

I enjoyed my years at Stanford and am definately coming back to get my science degree. Stanford has done so much for me; raised my confidence, set my future, and shown me that I can achieve the best. If all of you sad, sorry, babies would just suck it up and do the coursework maybe you wouldn't be so damn moody about the school. So just freaking shut up and get through it.I swear, some people be using this website like a diary.

2nd Year Male -- Class 2011
Education Quality: A, Useful Schoolwork: B
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There are some fabulous things about Stanford, butQuite BrightLinguistics
There are some fabulous things about Stanford, but by and large those resources are restricted to grad students and well-connected west coasters. I loved my department, but after a while academic satisfaction wasn't enough to overcome my deep dislike of the Stanford social scene. White, rich, and Californian is the name of the game. Greek life, as small as it is in terms of number of bodies, still manages to find a way to be oppressive. For those of us who like to cut loose on the weekends, there really weren't very options, especially because Palo Alto is possibly the worst college town in North America. The dot com bubble yuppified the place, and now it's too expensive for regular folks to hang out in. Academically speaking, Stanford has a lot going for it, but this is tempered by the university's focus on grad students, science and engineering (the real rainmakers without which Stanford would not be as highly ranked), and the consistent underutilization of resources by the complacent, arrogant, and self-absorbed undergrad population.The athletic culture is just too big. Stanford regularly recruits athletes who can't hack it academically, leading to a stratified social scene consisting mainly of disaffected students desperately seeking intellectual stimulation from their peers, and juicehead jocks who generally do not associate with anyone else but themselves. Stanford is simply a really, REALLY expensive state school in this respect. I'm transferring out, and I couldn't be happier about it.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2012
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: D+
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