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Welcome to Stanford

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Stanford University is a place of learning, discovery, expression and innovation. Founded in 1885, Stanford’s areas of excellence span seven schools along with research institutes, the arts and athletics.

 

Student Enrollment

  • 7,645 undergraduate
  • 9,292 graduate

As of Autumn Quarter, 2021

 

Faculty

  • 2,288 faculty members
  • 20 Nobel laureates are currently members of the Stanford community
  • 5:1 student to faculty ratio

Campus

  • 8,180 contiguous acres
  • Nearly 700 major buildings

 

Research

  • 7,900+ externally sponsored projects
  • $1.69 billion total budget

Established 1885
Opened 1891

Leadership

  • President Marc Tessier-Lavigne
  • Provost Persis Drell

 

Endowment

  • $37.8 billion (as of August 31, 2020)

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