Undergraduate Education

gears turning in an image of the brain

Stanford's Symbolic Systems bridges gap between humanity, technology

In an interdisciplinary study of "the science of the mind," students examine the human-computer relationship, and how to design technology that works well with users.

Persis Drell with Three Books for frosh / L.A. Cicero

Stanford's 2014 Three Books program embraces theme of 'science and scientists'

Persis Drell is the first scientist to choose the summer reading list for incoming freshmen and transfers. The books' diversity of styles and approaches to science were picked to appeal to students' wide interests.

Richard Shaw talking to the Faculty Senate. / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Stanford Faculty Senate gets a preliminary look at the Class of 2018

At Thursday's Faculty Senate meeting, Richard H. Shaw, dean of undergraduate admission, financial aid and visitor information services, presented a report on the Class of 2018 and announced new financial tools to make paying for college easier. David B. Abernethy, chair of the Stanford Emeriti Council, gave a report on the council's 2013-14 activities.

Senior Erin Dillon, Professor Kevin Arrigo and senior Caroline Ferguson at ceremony/Photo: Carolina Nobre

A 'surreal' Arctic celebration for graduating seniors

Stanford Professor Kevin Arrigo and the crew and staff of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy host a 'commencement' ceremony for student researchers on the vessel in the Arctic's Chukchi Sea.

Stanford juniors to explore leadership in new September Studies program

Leadership Intensive will become Stanford's fifth September Studies program, joining Arts Intensive, Bing Honors College, Sophomore College and Leland Scholars.

2014 Soros fellows

Five Stanford students and one alumna awarded 2014 Soros Fellowships for new Americans

Soros Fellowships provide financial support for study in any degree-granting program in any field at any U.S. university. Fellows are chosen on the basis of merit.


Stanford's School of Engineering and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism announce 'Magic Grants' to transform the world of media

Grants will fund eight groups of students, faculty and post-docs to develop media technologies that could transform how stories are discovered and told.

Members of the campus community at a d.school exhibit. Photo: Ian Terpin

Exploring provocative ideas for undergraduate education at Stanford

Over two evenings last week, several hundred members of the campus community got a glimpse of some of the unconventional ideas coming out of Stanford's d.school for potentially reimagining the undergraduate experience of the future.

Applications for the Class of 2018 set record at Stanford

Stanford, which has offered admission to 2,138 high school students for the Class of 2018, received a record 42,167 applications from around the world.

Art students' work showcased in Open Studios

Art students showcase creative works during Stanford's Open Studios

After working in relative privacy for most of the quarter, Art and Art History students throw open their studio doors and invite in the Stanford community.  Video