Stanford reported a yield rate of approximately 76.7 percent for the Class of 2017 on Tuesday — a 3.7 percent increase from last year’s figure and the highest-ever in University history, according to an email from Director of Admission Colleen Lim M.A. ’80.
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PoliSci 236: Theories of Civil Society, Philanthropy, and the Nonprofit Sector has always taught its students about the nature and challenges of donating money. Only recently, however, have these students been able to learn through real philanthropic experience.
The American Council of Education (ACE) has recommended that five courses on Coursera, an online learning platform founded by Stanford professors, become eligible for official college credit.
Graduates of the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) have enjoyed consistently increasing average base salaries for the past three years, according to GSB reports. During the same time period, however, the range of starting salaries has decreased.
The University Entrepreneurship Report, released Monday by CB Insights, said that Stanford alumni raised the most funding of six universities studied for venture capital and angel deals from 2007 to 2011. Graduates or dropouts from the schools studied in the report – Stanford, Harvard, MIT, NYU, UC-Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania – were responsible for $12.6 billion in transactions over 559 deals.
Coursera, a start-up founded by Stanford computer science professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng, officially launched today, announcing new partnerships with Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan, in addition to its existing partnership with Stanford.
Stanford University tied for fifth place with five other universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of universities in the United States. Harvard University and Princeton University tied for first place, with Yale University in third and Columbia University in fourth. The California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Chicago and University of Pennsylvania tied with Stanford for fifth. Duke University ranked 10th.