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Stanford University

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Photo: aerial view of Main Quad

Stanford University is one of the world's leading research universities. It is known for its entrepreneurial character, drawn from the legacy of its founders, Jane and Leland Stanford, and its relationship to Silicon Valley. Areas of excellence range from the humanities to social sciences to engineering and the sciences. Stanford is located in California's Bay Area, one of the most intellectually dynamic and culturally diverse areas of the nation.

Student enrollment
  • 6,980 undergraduates
  • 8,897 graduates
Faculty
  • 2,043 faculty members
  • 22 Nobel laureates are currently members of the Stanford community
  • 5:1 student to faculty ratio
Campus
  • 8,180 contiguous acres
  • Nearly 700 major buildings
  • 97% of undergraduates live on campus
Research
  • 5,100 externally sponsored projects
  • $1.35 billion total budget
Established 1885
Opened 1891
Leadership
  • President John Hennessy
  • Provost John Etchemendy

since 2000

Seven schools
  • Business
  • Earth Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Humanities and Sciences
  • Law
  • Medicine
Endowment
  • $18.7 billion

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