Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.
Facts at a glance
Founded in 1891
Student enrollment as of 2015: Undergraduates: 6,994 and Graduates: 9,128
Campus has 8,180 contiguous acres in six governmental jurisdictions, 700 major buildings, and 97% of undergraduates live on campus
Research: 5,300 externally sponsored projects and $1.33 billion total budget
2,118 faculty members. 21 Nobel laureates are currently members of the Stanford community
4:1 student to faculty ratio
From Nobel Prize winners to undergraduates, all members of the Stanford community are engaged in creating new knowledge, and Stanford brings an innovative, entrepreneurial spirit to this work of discovery. Stanford people take on audacious problems, bring imaginative new approaches to solving them, and work collaboratively to advance knowledge and make meaningful contributions to our world.
The Research Enterprise
5,300 externally sponsored projects
$1.33 billion total budget
About 2,000 postdoctoral scholars
18 independent labs, centers and institutes
In 2014–15, Stanford received more than $95 million from 695 licensed technologies.
Breakthrough inventions licensed by Stanford span medicine, engineering and the sciences.
Stanford entrepreneurs have created an estimated 39,900 companies and 5.4 million jobs since the 1930s.
Stanford's Seven Schools
Graduate School of Business
School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences
Graduate School of Education
School of Engineering
School of Humanities and Sciences
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