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Stanford University

Stanford University

Stanford University

The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is a private research university located in Stanford, California, United States. The university is located on an 8,180-acre (3,310 ha) campus in northwestern Santa Clara Valley approximately 37 miles (60 km) southeast of San Francisco and approximately 20 miles (32 km) northwest of San Jose.


Leland Stanford, a Californian railroad tycoon and politician, founded the university in 1891 in honor of his son, Leland Stanford, Jr. who died of typhoid at the age of 16. The university was established as a coeducational and non-denominational institution, but struggled financially after the senior Stanford’s 1893 death and much of the campus was damaged by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Future President Herbert C. Hoover founded an eponymous institute for war and peace studies in 1919 following World War I. Following World War II, Provost Frederick Terman supported faculty and graduates’ entrepreneurialism to build self-sufficient local industry in what would become known as Silicon Valley. By 1970, Stanford was home to a linear accelerator, one of the original four ARPANET nodes, and major research in solid state electronics. Stanford faculty and alumni founded Hewlett-Packard, Electronic Arts, Sun Microsystems, Yahoo!, Cisco Systems, and Google.

Standford University Rankings in 2010

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Standford University Tuition Fee, 2010-11

Tuition Category Tuition
Undergraduate $12,900
Graduate 11-18 units $12,900
Graduate 8,9,10-unit rate $8,390
Each graduate unit above 18 $860
Graduate Division in Engineering $13,740
Graduate Engineering 8,9,10-unit rate $8,930
Each graduate Engineering unit above 18 $916
Graduate School of Business (first year)* $17,706
Graduate School of Business (second year)* $17,107
School of Medicine (M.D. Program—FY 2011 and beyond)* $14,732
School of Medicine (M.D. Program—FY 2010 and earlier)* $15,531
Law School $14,960
Permit to Attend for Services Only $3,900
TGR (Terminal Graduate Registration)** $2,517
TMR (Terminal Medical Registration)** $2,330

Website: http://www.standford.edu

Admission: http://www.stanford.edu/admission/

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