Stanford University, Stanford

The Stanford University

Stanford University a private university, established on 11 November 1885 by California Senator Leland Stanford and his wife, Jane, in memory of their only child, Leland Jr., is situated in Stanford, CA, USA and running under the leadership of provost persist drill and president Marc Tessier-Lavigne. The campus of the university is spread over 8,180 acres of land, nearly 700 major buildings in which 97% of students live. This is the westernmost university endeavor to provide education in the strategically important sector of the country. The university serves excellence in higher education since its existence has a total number of enrollment of 7032 undergraduate students and 9304 graduate students every year. The university has total $1.6 billion projects out of which 6000+ projects are externally sponsored.

Location and Facilities

The university is located in heart of northern California’s dynamic silicon valley (450 Serra mall, Stanford, CA 94305, USA). The university supports a number of specialized scientific research and provides facility to develop strength for new paradigms to tackle problems and transform human health. It has 23 scientific research centers and a group of labs. The World Report and U.S. News, adjudged Stanford University to be the Best University.

Departments/Subject areas

The university is divided into seven schools:

  • Business
  • Earth Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Humanities and Sciences
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Major Courses:
  • Computer & Information Science
  • Support Services
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Biomedical Science
  • Social Science & Engineering
  • Science, Technology & Math

Major Courses:

  • Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • BioengineeringChemical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Management Science and Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


In order to meet the educational needs of students, a scholarship is the primary source of funding. On the basis of information provided by the students on the CSS profile, Stanford university provides scholarship funds. There are four type of funds issued by the university to students:

Federal Grants: In this eligibility of financial aid is based on the information mention by the student on the FAFSA, no additional information required.

State Grants: In order to apply for state grants, you need to file state government verification form FAFSA and the Cal Grant GPA  before the deadline of March 2nd.

Student Employment: The university provides a wide variety of part-time job opportunities to students as a financial aid package.

Outside Scholarship: This scholarship program is another way to provide financial aid to students, it meets the dollar-to-dollar expectation of students.

Loan: Loan assistance completely depends on student eligibility. Not all students are eligible for loan programs. Students need to fill FAFSA application before applying for the loan.


The overall ranking of Stanford University is as follows:

  • 1st in Best College for Veterans
  • 1st in high School Counselor Ranking
  • 5th in National Universities
  • 8th in Best Undergraduate Teaching
  • 4th in Best Value Schools
  • 2nd in Most Innovative Schools
  • 2nd best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

Career Opportunities

The university provides student employment facility on the basis of academic communities. The expert counseling staff at Stanford helps you determine career opportunities, employers, and alumni. The university offers internships, public service fellowships, summer internship and service programs to junior and senior students.


The vision of Stanford University is to make a contribution in the field of higher education by providing specialized support staff in various branches of education. The university is dedicated to maintaining high standard of education for undergraduate, graduate and online degree students to reach every section of society.

Mission Statement:

To be an institute of technology and research-based institution, dedicated to its student’s needs and changing technology needs.

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