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Stanford University

Breakdown of “Social Life” at Stanford
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By Gender
MaleB+
FemaleB
 
By Major
Aerospace EngineeringB
ArchaeologyA
Art & Design DepartmentA-
BiologyB
Chemical EngineeringB+
ChemistryC
Civil EngineeringB-
Computer EngineeringA-
Computer ScienceB
EconomicsB+
Electrical EngineeringA-
Engineering DepartmentB
EnglishC
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcB+
History/Histories (art history/etc.)C+
LinguisticsB+
MathC
Mechanical EngineeringA-
Nuclear EngineeringB+
OtherB
PhilosophyB
PhysicsA
Political ScienceB+
PreLaw and LegalB+
PreMed and MedicalA-
PreVet and VeterinaryA+
PsychologyA-
Public PolicyA-
Religion/ReligiousB
Social WorkA+
UndecidedB+
ZoologyA
 

Against similar schools
Social Life compared with similar schools in class.

Stanford University
 B
Average of All Schools
 C+
Average of schools in class
 B

Harvard University
 B-
Yale University
 A-
Princeton University
 B
University of California Berkeley
 B
Cornell University
 B
Brown University
 A-
Columbia University in the City of New York
 B-
F
A+

Quotes touching on Social Life

“... I loved Stanford, although my experience, at least the social side, was a bit different than many ...”
 
“... Most of the idiots that go here never worked a day in their life or suffered through hardships, yet they think they know about issues such as the...”
 
“... ) and discovered the social scene to be the most pathetic junior high school soap opera imaginable ...”
 
“... I will share my criticisms in list form: Lack of idealism - Lack of committment to service and activism - Pre-professionalism Stanford is n...”
 
“... I loved my department, but after a while academic satisfaction wasn't enough to overcome my deep dislike of the Stanford social scene ...”
 
“... The general atmosphere of the student body is "me, me" and there is little social activism or community work, and when there is it all seems over...”
 
“... The requirements at that time allowed a student to take only 7 courses in humanities and social sciences, and take all the rest in technical are...”
 
“... Stanford does a stellar job of selecting friendly, outgoing, relaxed, well-rounded and social students ...”
 
“... Stanford is the best place for you if you're determined to take advantage of every opportunity (academic, extracurricular, social, professional), ...”
 
“... Social scene and drinking get old fast ...”
 
“... As for social life, ethnicities stick to themselves (asians, internationals, etc ...”
 
“... On the negative side, Palo Alto shuts down around 6 pm, the campus is like a bubble that people refuse to leave, there is little or no social li...”
 
“... My sense is that most Stanford graduates have done better socially, financially, and in terms of career than I have ...”
 
“... I should have "stopped to smell the roses" more often and worked harder at developing social networks ...”
 
“... It lacks some of the typical college party atmosphere that some students are looking for, but we have our fun, and you have to create your own s...”
 
“... Despite my slight anxiety coming in, it turned out to be easy to meet people, make friends, etc; the social environment is very open and friendly...”
 
“... Techies (engineering, natural sciences) and fuzzies (social science, humanities) have a very different experience with the school--there is resp...”
 
“... The campus social scene is pretty dull, and Palo Alto, unfortunately, is good for nothing more than a cup of coffee and a trip to Borders ...”
 



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