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Stanford University

Stanford, California
View of Stanford University from the Oval. credit: King of Hearts
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
7,034 Undergraduates
5% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Large
Private
Region: West
Division 1
Selective
Size: Small
Doctoral
Stanford University
Stanford, California
94305
(650) 723-2300
www.stanford.edu/

Stanford University is ranked as one of the top colleges in the United States and in the world at large. California senator Leland Stanford and his wife Jane founded it in 1885 as a memorial to their son Leland Jr., who died of typhoid in 1884. The campus sits on 8,180 acres in Palo Alto, California. There are about 700 major buildings, including two art museums and 20 libraries containing over 9.5 million physical volumes. Notable alumni are Former U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Herbert Hoover, golfer Tiger Woods, CEO of SpaceX Elon Musk, actress Reese Witherspoon, American businesswoman Valerie Jarrett, CEO of Snap Inc. Evan Spiegel and television host Rachel Maddow. The school is home to 19 Nobel Laureates and 18 independent laboratories, including ones for the physical sciences, environmental sciences, humanities and social sciences, and biological and life sciences. Across the university, there are 6,200+ externally sponsored research projects. The Department of Athletics has 20 varsity sports for women and 16 for men, plus 31 club sports. The school colors are cardinal, black and white, the mascot is the Cardinal and the unofficial motto is “Die Luft der Freiheit weht,” or “the wind of freedom blows.”

Location

Stanford is a census-designated place in Santa Clara County, California, United States and is the home of Stanford University. The population was 13,809 at the 2010 census, with a daily population of 35,000.Stanford is an unincorporated area of Santa Clara County and is adjacent to the city of Palo Alto. Stanford, California is a valid postal address, and has its own post office and ZIP Codes: 94305 and 94309 . More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
51%

Men

49%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

100%

Live On Campus

39

New Transfer Students

Admissions
5%

Acceptance Rate

82%

Enrollment Yield

1380-1580

SAT Range

43,997

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$16,695

Typical Cost

$49,617

Average Tuition

66%

Recieve Financial Aid

54%

Have Loans

$11,000

Median Debt

Academics
10.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

176

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

688

Doctorates Awareded

Computer Science

Top Major

56

Faculty Awards

320

National Academy Members

2,048

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Stanford

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, 625 student organizations on campus

Greek Life:

Important, 31 social Greek letter organizations

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Pacific-12 Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Pacific-12 Conference

Social
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