One of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Catalyzing discovery, accelerating solutions, sustaining life on Earth, and preparing students for active citizenship.
In 2022, Stanford University issued a public apology for its discrimination against Jewish applicants in the 1950s, which was documented through internal memos involving Sterling.
Stanford meets the full financial need of every admitted undergrad who qualifies for assistance. Tuition is covered for undergrads with family incomes under $150,000. Tuition, room, and board are covered for undergrads with family incomes below $100,000.
Stanford students create and apply knowledge by thinking and doing, preparing for leadership in a rapidly changing world.
Four of Stanford University’s seven schools offer undergraduate and graduate coursework, and the remaining three serve as purely graduate schools.
Stanford University, one of the world's leading teaching and research institutions, is dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.
Faculty and staff will spark and support your inquiry, and your peers will challenge you in a dynamic learning environment where listening and respectful discourse are paramount. Stanford will provide you the opportunity of a lifetime.
Thank you for your interest in Stanford. Our application will encourage you to spend time reflecting on who you are and what is important to you.
There are over 13,000 bikes on the campus on a normal weekday, and Stanford is the only university awarded three consecutive Platinum Bicycle Friendly University designations (2011-2015, 2015-2019 and 2019-2023). Frosh may not bring cars to campus, but the free Marguerite shuttle includes 49 buses in an 18-route system, including 41 electric buses.
In 1959, Stanford Medical School moved from San Francisco to the main Palo Alto campus. The 1950s also saw planning of today’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, managed under license from the U.S. Department of Energy and opened in 1962. The first website in North America went online at SLAC 29 years later.