Stanford University is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. It is located in Stanford, California. The campus is beautiful and very close to San Francisco.
The admissions process at Stanford University is unique because it is need-blind for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. This means that the admissions office will not consider an applicant’s ability to pay for their education when making admissions decisions.
Stanford University was founded in 1891 by Leland Stanford Junior, who was a former governor of California. The university was originally named Leland Stanford Junior University but was changed in 1921 to its current name after his death.
The school has an undergraduate enrollment of 7,665 students with a 5:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 20 students. The university offers 47 undergraduate majors as well as master’s degrees in areas such as business administration, engineering and medicine.
Stanford University has produced many notable alumni including several United States presidents including Herbert Hoover, George W Bush and Richard Nixon; former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan; billionaire investor John Doerr; Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin; Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer; Apple Inc.’s Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer etc.
The university’s assets include
21 billion endowment as well as strong alumni support that gives it “one of the largest financial resources among private American universities.” Its current assets total
17 billion USD.