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Stanford University
English Name: Stanford University
Region: Northern America
Country: USA
Found Year: 1885
Address: 450 Serra Mall
Website: http://www.stanford.edu

Stanford University is a research university that offers bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees. Stanford includes seven schools: Business, Earth Sciences, Education, Engineering, Humanities and Sciences, Law and Medicine. In addition, multidisciplinary research and teaching are at the heart of university-wide initiatives on human health, the environment and sustainability, international affairs and the arts. These initiatives offer our faculty and students opportunities for collaboration across disciplines that will be key to future advances.

 

Stanford University was founded in 1885 by former California Governor and Senator Leland Stanford and his wife, Jane, to memorialize their son, Leland Stanford Junior. Their intent was to establish a "University of high degree" that would “qualify students for personal success and direct usefulness in life and promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization.” Stanford opened in 1891.

 

Stanford is highly selective for both undergraduate and graduate students. In 2013, Stanford accepted 5.7 percent of undergraduate applicants and 11 percent of graduate school applicants. Stanford enrolls about 7,000 undergraduate students and 9,000 graduate and professional school students.

 

Students who derive pleasure from learning for its own sake thrive at Stanford. We look for distinctive students who exhibit energy, curiosity and a love of learning in their classes and lives. Academic excellence is the primary criterion for admission, and the most important credential is the transcript. We seek outstanding students who have selected a rigorous academic program and achieved distinction in a range of courses. 114 Stanford students have been Rhodes Scholars.

 

Stanford has 2,153 members of the professoriate faculty. Fifty-four percent of the faculty have earned tenure. Faculty at Stanford are expected to be among the best teachers and researchers in their fields. Stanford faculty have won 31 Nobel Prizes since the university's founding. The faculty currently includes 20 Nobel laureates, 4 Pulitzer Prize winners, 29 MacArthur Fellows and 18 recipients of the National Medal of Science. The synthesis of teaching and research is fundamental to Stanford. All faculty do scholarly research, most often in association with graduate students or advanced undergraduates.

 

The synthesis of teaching and research is fundamental to Stanford. All faculty do scholarly research, most often in association with graduate students or advanced undergraduates. Stanford is noted for multidisciplinary research within its schools and departments, as well as its independent laboratories, centers and institutes.

There are more than 5,100 externally sponsored projects throughout the university, with the total budget for sponsored projects at $1.35 billion during 2013-14, including the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a facility run by Stanford for the U.S. Department of Energy. Of these projects, the federal government sponsors approximately 83 percent, including SLAC. In addition, nearly $210 million in support comes from non-federal funding sources. Approximately 2000 postdoctoral scholars are involved in research at the university. Basic research at Stanford has made possible applications from microwaves to GPS, heart transplants to gene splicing, digital sound synthesis to modern web-search algorithms.

 

Stanford’s entrepreneurial spirit, the result of its California location and the legacy of Leland and Jane Stanford, has helped spawn more than 3,000 companies in high technology and other fields. Stanford played a key role in the creation of the high-technology region known as Silicon Valley. Among the companies started by Stanford graduates or faculty are Google, Yahoo, Hewlett-Packard, Gap, eBay, Electronic Arts, Taiwan Semiconductor, Cisco Systems, Nike, Sun Microsystems and VMware.

Stanford has 19 libraries that support Stanford’s mission of teaching, learning and research. The libraries have amassed collections of books, journals, scores and printed reference works numbering more than 8.5 million physical volumes. The libraries hold 1.5 million e-books, nearly 1.5 million audiovisual materials, more than 75,000 serials, thousands of other digital resources and nearly 6 million microform holdings. Stanford also houses one of the most extensive computing environments of any university.

There are an estimated 191,519 living Stanford degree holders, including 75,183 undergraduate alumni, 97,367 graduate alumni and 18,969 dual-degree holders. Stanford alumni can be found in 143 countries, 20 territories and all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

 

Stanford offers its students study opportunities at Stanford centers in Australia, Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, Cape Town, Florence, Kyoto, Madrid, Moscow, Oxford, Paris and Santiago. The Bing Stanford in Washington Program enables undergraduates to work and study through courses and internships in a residential program in the U.S.  Capital. The Hopkins Marine Station allows students to live in Pacific Grove while studying marine biology.

 

Stanford is located in California on the San Francisco Bay Peninsula, midway between San Francisco and San Jose. With more than 49 miles of roads, a 49-megawatt power plant, three separate water systems, three dams and lakes, 88 miles of water mains, a central heating and cooling plant, a high-voltage distribution system and a post office, the university is a self-sustaining community. There are more than 690 major buildings at Stanford that incorporate 14.7 million square feet. Stanford is considered one of the top universities in the United States for sustainable practices and development. Ninety-six percent of undergraduates live on campus, as do about 57 percent of graduate students and 30 percent of faculty members.

Total Enrollment:15861
           International Students:3581(23%)
Undergraduate Enrollment:6564
           International Students:470(7%)
Graduate Enrollment:9297
           International Students:3111(33%)

Undergraduate Programs
           Aeronautics and Astronautics
           African and African American Studies
           American Studies
           Anthropology
           Archaeology
           Architectural Design
           Art
           Asian American Studies
           Atmosphere/Energy
           Bioengineering
           Biology
           Biomechanical Engineering
           Biomedical Computation
           Chemical Engineering
           Chemistry
           Chicana/o Studies
           Civil Engineering
           Classics
           Communication
           Comparative Literature
           Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity
           Computer Science
           Drama
           Earth Systems
           East Asian Languages
           East Asian Studies
           Economics
           Electrical Engineering
           Energy Resources Engineering
           Engineering Physics
           English
           Engr. Geol. & Hydrogeology
           Environmental Engineering
           Feminist Studies
           French and Italian
           Geological & Environmental Sciences
           Geophysics
           German Studies
           History
           Human Biology
           Iberian and Latin American Cultures
           Individually Designed Major
           International Relations
           Jewish Studies (Individually Designed)
           Linguistics
           Management Science and Engineering
           Material Science and Engineering
           Mathematical & Computational Science
           Mathematics
           Mechanical Engineering
           Music
           Native American Studies
           Philosophy and Literature
           Philosophy and Religious Studies
           Physics
           Political Science
           Product Design
           Psychology
           Public Policy
           Religious Studies
           Science, Technology, & Society (B.A.)
           Science, Technology, & Society (B.S.)
           Slavic Languages and Literatures
           Sociology
           Symbolic Systems
           Urban Studies
Graduate Programs
           Aeronautics and Astronautics
           African Studies
           Anthropology
           Applied Physics
           Art History
           Art Practice
           Biochemistry
           Bioengineering
           Biology
           Biomedical Informatics (M.S.)
           Biomedical Informatics (Ph.D.)
           Biophysics
           Business
           Cancer Biology
           Chemical and Systems Biology
           Chemical Engineering
           Chemistry
           Civil and Environmental Engineering
           Classics
           Communication
           Comparative Literature
           Computational and Mathematical Engineering
           Computer Science
           Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education (CTE)
           Developmental and Psychological Sciences (DAPS)
           Developmental Biology
           Documentary Film and Video
           Drama
           East Asian Languages and Cultures
           East Asian Studies
           Economics
           Electrical Engineering
           Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources
           Energy Resources Engineering
           English
           Environmental Earth System Science
           Epidemiology
           Financial Mathematics
           French
           French and Italian
           Genetics
           Geological and Environmental Sciences
           Geophysics
           German Studies
           Health Services Research
           History
           Human Genetics
           Humanities
           Iberian and Latin American Cultures
           Immunology Program
           International Policy Studies
           Italian
           Latin American Studies
           Law
           Learning, Design and Technology (LDT)
           Linguistics
           Management Science and Engineering
           Master of Liberal Arts
           Materials Science and Engineering
           Mathematics
           Mechanical Engineering
           Medicine
           Microbiology and Immunology
           Modern Thought and Literature
           Molecular and Cellular Physiology
           Music
           Neurosciences
           Philosophy
           Physics
           Political Science
           Psychology
           Religious Studies
           Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
           Slavic Languages and Literatures
           Social Sciences, Humanities & Interdisciplinary Policy Studies in Education (SHIPS)
           Sociology
           Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP)
           Statistics
           Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
           Structural Biology
           Symbolic Systems

Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities
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Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Broad Subject Fields
Broad Subject Fields 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
SCI6667676442
ENG2222222222
LIFE5555665334
MED111111121399553
SOC3433673767
Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Subject Fields
Subject Fields 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Mathematics4445652
Physics6666666
Chemistry4433333
Computer Science1111111
Economics/Business5466477
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