Stanford University Background
Stanford University was established in 1885 and opened in 1891 in Stanford, California. Situated between San Francisco and San Jose it is the part of the California Silicon valley, which is home to companies like Google, Yahoo and Hewlett-Packard that were started by the Stanford Alumni.
Stanford University Programs and Courses
It is organized into a total of seven schools- Business, Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, Education, Engineering, Medicine and Law. The university is known for its STEM, Law and Business programs.
Stanford has more than 16,400 students enrolled of which about 7,000 are enrolled in undergraduate programs and about 9,300 in graduate programs. Stanford has a student to faculty ratio of 4:1 and has about 2,180 faculty members. Currently Stanford has 19 Nobel laureates as a part of its community.
Stanford University USP
It’s the spirit of interdisciplinary exploration that has fuelled many scientific breakthroughs and technological advances. A few examples include laser fix for detached retinas, digital music, DNA synthesis, first adult human heart transplant, GPS co-invention, Transmission Control Protocol among many other such path breaking innovations and discoveries.
Stanford University Rankings and Tuition
Stanford University's ranking in the 2019 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 7. Its tuition and fees are $51,354 (2018-19).
Stanford University Notable Alumni
Notable Alumni of the University include Tiger Woods (American professional golfer), Sundar Pichai (Chief executive officer of Google Inc), Reese Witherspoon (American actress, producer, and entrepreneur)
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