Prospective Undergraduates

Prospective Undergraduate Students

Thank you for your interest in the Stanford Electrical Engineering undergraduate major! Our students are a close-knit group learning about cutting-edge technology and its applications.

  • For department statistics, visit the Fast Facts page.
  • To read a welcome message from our chair, Abbas El Gamal, visit his Welcome page.
  • To learn about the department's rich history, visit the Stanford EE Historical Timeline.
  • Meet people in our community by visiting our Spotlight features.

Applying to Stanford

The University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions handles undergraduate admissions. Three principles guide their holistic evaluation and selection process: Academic Excellence, Intellectual Vitality, and Personal Context.

BS Specializations & Degree Requirements 

Electrical Engineering is a very broad major, covering electronics, new devices, and hardware; information systems and signal processing; and integrated systems driven by both hardware and software. EE undergraduates get to build all kinds of very cool, sophisticated systems. They learn about a range of cutting-edge electronics and devices, and they make smart algorithms and signal processing with a broad range of applications.

  • For an overview of EE specialization options and general degree requirements, visit our BS Admissions page.
  • For a list of EE courses, visit the Stanford Bulletin

Opportunities & Research 

EE undergraduates have access to research and study abroad experiences that can enhance their top-notch education.

Student Life

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Visiting Campus 

We know we're biased, but Stanford may be the most beautiful campus in the world. Come for a visit soon!