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Preparing students to make meaningful contributions to society as engaged citizens and leaders in a complex world

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Undergraduate Education

Rich learning experiences that provide a broad liberal arts foundation and deep subject-area expertise

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Graduate Education

Unsurpassed opportunities to participate in the advancement of entire fields of knowledge

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Lifelong learning

Continuing adult education, executive and professional programs, and programs for K-12 students

Seven schools in which to pursue your passions

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“At Stanford, I’ve found that chance encounters often lead to unexpected and fulfilling research collaborations where each team member considers a project from a different angle.”

John Dabiri

Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and of Mechanical Engineering

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A culture of collaboration that drives innovative discoveries vital to our world, our health and our intellectual life

18 Institutescross interdisciplinary boundaries
20 Librarieshold over 9.5 million volumes
$1.6 BillionAnnual research budget

Stanford research for a better world

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Health Care

Caring for people and advancing human health through innovative research, education and health care

Stanford Health Care

Our multidisciplinary approach delivers unparalleled care for each patient’s unique needs, coordinating expertise with the most advanced technology.

Stanford Medicine

Stanford Medicine

Comprised of our biomedical research, education and clinical enterprises, Stanford Medicine is leading a worldwide revolution in precision health.

Stanford Children's Health

The only health care network in the Bay Area – and one of the few in the country – exclusively dedicated to pediatric and obstetric care

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Laura Anderson

“I came to Stanford knowing that I love the ocean. Hopkins Marine Station is an amazing place for research and meeting incredible people doing ocean work.”

Laura Anderson

Sophomore biology major

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Campus Life

A thriving community of creative and accomplished people from around the world

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Student Life

A residential campus with diverse housing, exceptional dining, health care and over 600 student organizations


Arts & Culture

A rich tradition of fostering creativity and a vibrant arts district on campus

Athletics & Fitness

36 varsity sports, 32 club sports and state-of-the-art recreational facilities and fitness programs

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An extraordinary freedom of opportunity—to explore, to collaborate and to challenge yourself

Admit Weekend

Admits are welcomed by cheering student volunteers as they enter Frost Amphitheater before trekking to their dorms for the weekend.

We look forward to learning about you through your application to Stanford.

Three principles guide our holistic evaluation and selection process: academic excellence, intellectual vitality and personal context.

Stanford meets the full financial need of every admitted undergrad who qualifies for assistance.

Nearly 70% of undergrads receive financial aid. Generally, tuition is free for families with incomes below $125,000.

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About Stanford

A place for learning, discovery, innovation, expression and discourse

19Nobel laureates currently on faculty
4:1Student-to-faculty ratio
6,000+Externally sponsored research projects
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