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Stanford University

Breakdown of “Social Life” at Stanford

By Gender
By Major
Aerospace EngineeringB
Art & Design DepartmentA-
Business - Management and AdministrationB
Chemical EngineeringB+
Civil EngineeringB-
Computer EngineeringA-
Computer ScienceB
Electrical EngineeringA-
Engineering DepartmentB
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcB+
History/Histories (art history/etc.)C+
Mechanical EngineeringC-
Nuclear EngineeringB+
Political ScienceB+
PreLaw and LegalB+
PreMed and MedicalA-
PreVet and VeterinaryA+
Public PolicyA-
Social WorkA+

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Social Life

... Techies (engineering, natural sciences) and fuzzies (social science, humanities) have a very different experience with the school--there is resp...Read full comment
... I will share my criticisms in list form: Lack of idealism - Lack of committment to service and activism - Pre-professionalism Stanford is n...Read full comment
... 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...Read full comment
... 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...Read full comment
... 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...Read full comment
... Stanford is the best place for you if you're determined to take advantage of every opportunity (academic, extracurricular, social, professional), ...Read full comment
... 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...Read full comment
... Stanford does a stellar job of selecting friendly, outgoing, relaxed, well-rounded and social students ...Read full comment
... Social scene and drinking get old fast ...Read full comment
... ) and discovered the social scene to be the most pathetic junior high school soap opera imaginable ...Read full comment
... 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...Read full comment
... I hate how no one cares about anything except career advancement and social status ...Read full comment
... 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...Read full comment
... I should have "stopped to smell the roses" more often and worked harder at developing social networks ...Read full comment
... My sense is that most Stanford graduates have done better socially, financially, and in terms of career than I have ...Read full comment
... As for social life, ethnicities stick to themselves (asians, internationals, etc ...Read full comment
... 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 ...Read full comment
... I loved Stanford, although my experience, at least the social side, was a bit different than many ...Read full comment
... I loved my department, but after a while academic satisfaction wasn't enough to overcome my deep dislike of the Stanford social scene ...Read full comment
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