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Stanford University

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450 Serra MallStanfordCalifornia 94305
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Stanford University in Palo Alto, California

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is a one of the world's top private research facilities and institution for higher learning. Beautifully situated on 8,180 acres of west coast terrain, Stanford is surrounded by stunning California views, coupled with an unequaled dynamic campus culture. This exclusive university features seven academic schools for undergrad and graduate studies, including, Business, Law, Medicine, Humanities and Sciences, Education, and Earth Sciences.


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  • Stanford Opera Workshop
  • Education's Digital Future: Lecture Series


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Stanford Sports

Appearing in 23 bowl games, including the 2013 Rose Bowl Champions, Cardinal Football is one the most decorated programs in the history of college sports. Stanford University competes in 34 NCAA Division I-A Pacific-12 Conference sports and features some of the premier sports venues, such as Stanford Stadium and Maples Pavilion. Most famously known as the home to Tiger Woods, the Stanford University Golf Course is rated as one of the top courses in the world by Golf Magazine and Golf Week Magazine.

History of the University

Opening its doors in 1891, Stanford University was founded by former Governor of California, Leland Stanford and his wife Jane Lathrop Stanford. Offering free tuition until 1930, Stanford established itself as the only nondenominational and coeducational institution of its kind. Home to some of the top scholars in the world, Stanford touts over 54 Nobel Prize winning faculty and alum, and founders of some of the most prominent corporations, including Google, Nike, HP, Yahoo and Sun Microsystems.


  • Can I take a tour or visit the campus on my own?

    While offering many guided tours, including Campus Walking Tour, Discover Stanford, Golf Cart Tour and Group Tours, visitors are welcome to explore the campus at their own pace. Discover Stanford’s deep history, notable landmarks and unique architectures while enjoying a self-guided nature walking tour of the campus.
  • What should I see on campus?

    Listed on the National Historic Register, Stanford is home to unique architecture, notable landmarks and must see places, such as the Main Quad, Memorial Church, Rodin Sculpture Garden, Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1937 Hanna-Honeycomb House, Cantor Arts Center and the Stanford Mausoleum.


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