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Stanford University

The Leland Stanford Junior University was founded in 1885 by California Senator Leland Stanford and his wife, Jane, in memory of their only child, Leland Jr., who died of typhoid fever at 15.Stanford welcomes more than 150,000 visitors to campus annually. Whether you live in the neighborhood or are coming from far away, we look forward to seeing you here on the Farm.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.The university is organized around seven schools: three schools consisting of 40 academic departments at the undergraduate level as well as four professional schools that focus on graduate programs in law, medicine, education, and business. All schools are on the same campus. Students compete in 36 varsity sports, and the university is one of two private institutions in the Division I FBS Pac-12 Conference. It has gained 126 NCAA team championships, and Stanford has won the NACDA Directors' Cup for 24 consecutive years, beginning in 1994–1995. In addition, Stanford students and alumni have won 270 Olympic medals including 139 gold medals.

Ranking

# 2nd

QS Survey 2020

# 2nd

QS Survey 2018

# 3rd

Times Higher 2018

# 1st

US News 2017

Admission Criteria & Eligibility

The SAT with Essay or the ACT with Writing is required for all undergraduate applicants.

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Dates for Applications

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Campus

Campus Facts

8,180

(Acres) Main Campus Size

6

Number of Campuses

1885

Established Year

Weather

14°C

Winter Day Temp.

4°C

Winter Night Temp

20°C

Spring Day Temp.

7°C

Spring Night Temp.

25°C

Summer Day Temp.

12°C

Summer Ngt Temp.

22°C

Autumn Day Temp.

8°C

Autumn Ngt Temp.

Student Diversity

13:12

Male : Female

12%

Int. Students

16,430

Total Students

16,101

Full Time Students

34 %

White

23 %

Asian

15 %

Latin American

10 %

African American

Cost of Living

$24,000

Cost of Living in city

$20,750

Living cost of campus

Contact Details

Stanford University

Stanford University Montag Hall, 355 Galvez Street Stanford, Stanford, California, United States of America, CA 94305

Phone: + 1- 650- 723-2091
College Website