Stanford University

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Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University was founded in 1885 by Jane and Leland Stanford, “to promote the public welfare by exercising an influence in behalf of humanity and civilization.” Since opening in 1891, Stanford's faculty and students have worked to improve the health and wellbeing of people around the world through the discovery and application of knowledge. Breakthroughs at Stanford include the first successful heart-lung transplant, the debut of the computer mouse, and the development of digital music.

Situated on 8,180 acres, Stanford is one of the largest campuses in the United States with 18 interdisciplinary research institutes and seven schools on a single campus: Graduate School of Business; School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences; Graduate School of Education; School of Engineering; School of Humanities and Sciences; Law School; and School of Medicine.

Stanford has more than 16,300 students, 2,180 faculty and 1,800 postdoctoral scholars. Stanford is an international institution, enrolling students from all 50 U.S. states and more than 90 other countries. It is also an athletics powerhouse, with 900 current student-athletes and a history of 137 national championships and 23 consecutive Directors’ Cups, awarded to the top intercollegiate athletics program in the nation.

Stanford counts 19 Nobel laureates within its community today and numerous famous alumni associated with the university from the worlds of art, social sciences, business, politics, humanities, media, sports and technology. The 31st president of the US, Herbert Hoover, was part of the first class at Stanford, and received a degree in geology in 1895. The alumni include 17 astronauts, 18 Turing Award recipients and two Fields Medalists.

In total, companies founded by Stanford affiliates and alumni generate more than $2.7 trillion annual revenue, which would be the 10th largest economy in the world. These companies include Google, Nike, Netflix, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Instagram and Charles Schwab. Stanford alumni also have founded nonprofit organizations like Kiva and SIRUM. The first American woman to go into space, Sally Ride, received an undergraduate degree in physics from Stanford in 1973. Just 10 years later, she made her ascent into space.

Stanford’s official seal contains the German words, “Die Luft der Freiheitweht”, which translates as “the wind of freedom blows”.

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United States of America
450 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, USA

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This is probably the best place in the world to get a liberal education. Coming from a STEM background, Stanford made arts very accessible to me. The vibrant community on campus definitely enhances the experience. The weather in California is...

This is probably the best place in the world to get a liberal education. Coming from a STEM background, Stanford made arts very accessible to me. The vibrant community on campus definitely enhances the experience. The weather in California is absolutely gorgeous as well

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The course was tailored to develop leadership talents in alignment with the company’s long term strategic imperatives. The faculty was extremely knowledgeable and approachable to explain concepts in a very lucid manner. The case studies were...

The course was tailored to develop leadership talents in alignment with the company’s long term strategic imperatives. The faculty was extremely knowledgeable and approachable to explain concepts in a very lucid manner. The case studies were identified to promote ideas and develop critical points of view. The assignment was on strategic themes which also promoted Collaboration Amongst cross-functional team Members in the group. Evaluation of these assignments was done by a senior leadership panel of the company. Online resources and educational materials provided abundant knowledge to enhance learning.

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Stanford is known as one of the best universities in the world, and this is for a reason. The classes are very professionally taught, and they are very interactive, hands on, and fun! I will not lie; Stanford is a lot of work. The students at...

Stanford is known as one of the best universities in the world, and this is for a reason. The classes are very professionally taught, and they are very interactive, hands on, and fun! I will not lie; Stanford is a lot of work. The students at Stanford are among the best in the world, and to compete at their level does require that you focus on school every now and again. This means that the student life is not as prosperous as I have seen at other universities, but with the workload taken into account, I have to say the Stanford students are surprisingly talented.

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I have completed my Data Science course from Stanford University. And I am highly impressed by Stanford. You will get chance to learn from world's best faculties… They explained everything so well, so deeply and most important they makes learning...

I have completed my Data Science course from Stanford University. And I am highly impressed by Stanford. You will get chance to learn from world's best faculties… They explained everything so well, so deeply and most important they makes learning so interesting with their high industrial experience level…

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I love Stanford! This school creates an almost perfect environment to learn, play and grow. Being at such school expands your horizon and each day you are inspired by the remarkable projects and organisations you and your friends are involved...

I love Stanford! This school creates an almost perfect environment to learn, play and grow. Being at such school expands your horizon and each day you are inspired by the remarkable projects and organisations you and your friends are involved with. Stanford makes its students believe that anything and everything is possible! From the first year at this school, you can be involved in any aspects of student life you are passionate about! Keeping this short, the campus is also beautiful and our location in California blesses us with great weather and the evergreen vegetation! Each day, I wake up eager to learn new things and explore more of my interests in this warm, resourceful environment which makes it possible.

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Stanford is a wonderful place for Students to learn and collaborate. It's a beautiful place and surrounded with Serenity. They have excellent internal and external staff. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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