2. Stanford University
Stanford University, established in 1885 by California senator Leland Stanford and his wife, Jane, to promote public welfare. Since its origination, Stanford has been an area for learning, discovery, and innovation for all scholars. From the beginning, Stanford has valued experiential education. Generous funding helps it’s undergraduate’s happiness to numerous economic backgrounds, enjoy equality of expertise and chance.
Stanford is located on 8,180 acres in the centre of the San Francisco Peninsula and is 35 miles south of San Francisco and 20 miles north of San Jose, Stanford University is in the heart of Northern California’s dynamic “Silicon Valley,” home to Yahoo!, Google, Hewlett-Packard, and many other cutting-edge companies that were started by and continue to be led by Stanford alumni and faculty.
Stanford campus offers a wealth of sightseeing and educational opportunities. Main Quad with it’s distinct Richardsonian Romanesque and California Mission Revival architecture beautifully incorporates modern and technological elements with timeless, elegant aesthetics and an abundance of outdoor space.
Stanford has a current enrollment of around 16,424 students segregated into 6,994 undergraduates and 9,390 graduates along with 2,276 faculty members and 2,400 postdoctoral scholars. Stanford currently comprises of seven schools and 18 interdisciplinary institutes. Stanford is an international institution, enrolling students from all 48 U.S.
states and 77 other countries. Stanford has seven schools for Business, Environmental Sciences, Education, Engineering, Humanities and Sciences, Law and Medicine. Stanford currently has more than 90 fields of graduate study and it proudly boasts of 7,000 undergraduate students who are spread across more than 65 major fields of study. Stanford has 18 institutes across interdisciplinary boundaries, 20 libraries which stock over 9.5 million volumes and $1.6 billion strong annual budget for research.
There are 2.2 lakh Stanford alumni living across all 50 states and the District of Columbia and they are spread across 158 countries worldwide. Stanford faculty and alumni have also helped create some big companies such as eBay, Cisco Systems, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google and many more.
Many awards are associated with Stanford like 17 Nobel laureates, 32 Nobel Prize winners since the university’s founding, 31 MacArthur Fellows, 4 Pulitzer Prize winners and many national academies awards for Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering, Medicine and Arts.