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Stanford University

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Stanford University

Stanford
United States

Details

Type

Private

Year founded

1885

Staff and students

Academic staff

2,240

Administrative staff

12,508

Students

17,249

Overview: Rankings 2021, Acceptance Rate, Tuition Fees, and Publications

Stanford University, officially Leland Stanford Junior University, is a private research university located in Stanford, California. Stanford was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Stanford is consistently ranked as among the most prestigious and top universities in the world by major education publications. It is also one of the top fundraising institutions in the country, becoming the first school to raise more than a billion dollars in a year

Stanford University ranking through years

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