Stanford University

Stanford University
Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is a private research university located in Stanford, California, United States.

Stanford was founded in 1885 by former California governor and senator Leland Stanford and his wife, Jane Lathrop Stanford, as a memorial to their son Leland Stanford Jr., who died of typhoid in Europe a few weeks before his 16th birthday. The Stanfords used their farm lands to establish the university hoping to create a large institution in California.

Stanford enrolls about 6,700 undergraduate and about 8,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year. The university is divided into a number of schools such as the Stanford Business School, Stanford Law School, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford School of Engineering, etc.

The university is in Silicon Valley, and its alumni have founded companies like Nike, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Nvidia, Yahoo!, Cisco Systems, Silicon Graphics and Google.

Stanford University
Motto: Die Luft der Freiheit weht
Motto in English: The wind of freedom blows
Established: 1885
Type: Private
Endowment: $17.2 billion
President: John L. Hennessy
Provost: John Etchemendy
Faculty: 1,807
Students: 14,945
Undergraduates: 6,759
Postgraduates: 8,186
Location: Stanford, CA, U.S.
Campus: Suburban, 8,180 acres (33.1 km2)[6]
Athletic nickname: Stanford Cardinal
Colors: Cardinal red and white
Mascot: The color Cardinal red (official), Stanford Tree (unofficial)
Athletics: NCAA Division I (FBS) Pac-10

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