History, Affiliations & Rankings
Founded in the year 1885 by the then Senator of California Leland Stanford with visionary inputs from his wife Mrs. Jane Lathrope Stanford, Stanford University is a symbol of innovation where discoveries and new ideas are a part of everyday life. It is 2nd best university in the QS World University Rankings. The Institute successfully held its ground during the testing times in American history and strived continuously towards achieving its vision. It is due to impactful contributions from physicists Russell Varian, William Hansen, Sigurd Varian and many more that Stanford University today attracts a substantial number of students both from America and abroad.
Infrastructure, Campus & Courses
Stanford University California campus has an area of 8,180 acres and is situated in the heart of Silicon Valley between San Francisco and San Jose. The Stanford University Campus is home to 18 interdisciplinary institutes for research and 7 schools, i.e Graduate School of Business, Graduate School of Education, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, School of Engineering, Law School, School of Humanities and Sciences and School of Medicine. The Stanford campus is equipped with state-of-art facilities and provides a perfect breeding ground for arts and creativity.
Accomplishments & Alumni
Stanford University California is currently home to over 16,000 innovators and Stanford alumni have successfully made their name in the field of politics, business, social sciences, arts, media, humanities, technology and sports. Some notable Stanford alumni are Herbert Hoover, the 31st President of the United States, Sally Ride, the first American woman to go to space and many more.
Plus, Stanford University is considered as an ‘Athletic Powerhouse’ with a rich sporting history and it currently consists of over 900 student-athletes. Stanford University hosted the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit and the occasion was lit up by the presence of the then President of United States Barack Obama where he praised the close-knit communal life in Stanford University.
Student Diversity & Visiting Companies
Top companies with cutting edge technology such as Nike, Google, Instagram, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Yahoo, etc. are the brainchild of Stanford affiliates. 19 Stanford alumni went on to win Nobel Prize in their respective fields, which exhibits the relentless efforts put by the Stanford faculty members.
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