Stanford University

Overview

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is located in a unique environment brimming with innovative high-tech businesses and startups.  Stanford is known for its entrepreneurial culture, and the school’s pioneering spirit of the West is highly integrated into the campus community. 

Stanford offers more than 70 programs of study across 3 undergraduate schools, and many students pursue interdisciplinary programs. Beyond the classroom, students participate in collaborative or independent research experiences, dive into public and community service opportunities, or intern and study abroad through the Bing Overseas Studies Program.

More than 95% of Stanford undergraduate students live on campus and students’ strong ties to campus life is apparent in the school’s 650+ student organizations that enrich Stanford’s social, cultural and educational experiences. Stanford is also proud of its national ranked athletic programs and has captured 21 consecutive Directors’ Cup titles, an award that honors the nation’s top overall Division I athletic program.

Two fun facts about Stanford: First, the university was built by Leland and Jane Stanford on their Palo Alto Stock Farm, and the campus is often referred to as “The Farm.” Second, fountain hopping, running around from fountain to fountain, has been a tradition on the Farm since the early 1980s. 

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