Stanford University

Stanford University

California, United States | Private

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The very famous Stanford University is a private research university with a high output, located in Stanford, California. Simply, if anyone gets into Stanford, she/he takes it blindly, as the acceptance rate is a mere 4.8% and financial aids are among the most generous ones. To get an idea of exactly how competitive Stanford is, you don’t have to look further than the long list of prominent companies founded by Stanford alumni- Google, Hewlett-Packard, LinkedIn, Yahoo, and Sun Microsystems. And that’s not even one tenth of the list. Also, it ranks #3 according to U.S. News' 'Best Global Universities Ranking' list.




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$85 - $275

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Stanford is located in the Northwestern Santa Clara valley on the San Francisco peninsula. The wonderful city of San Francisco is approximately 60 kilometers northwest of the University. The bay area is pretty closed by and of course San Francisco, San Jose and Berkeley aren’t too far either.


Stanford University is built on a whopping 8180 acre campus. Although some parts aren’t exactly developed, the infrastructure in the developed region is an absolute treat to the eyes. The huge campus is home to over 25,000 trees, a beautiful lake, more than 700 buildings and its very own power plant. Stanford even has a 2 mile linear accelerator abbreviated as ‘SLAC’.
The libraries at Stanford together hold a combine total of over 9 million volumes including about 300,000 special or rare books and thousands of other digital resources, making it one of the largest and diverse library systems in the world. The two major libraries are the Meyer library and Green Library. All the research centres and laboratories are world class with state-of-the-art facility.

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There is on campus housing facility at Stanford where the charges are roughly around $7000 per year. Students avoid staying off campus as the rent charges are at least $1000 per month. Moreover, the houses are pretty far from the campus.


When you’re at Stanford, you can expect first rate education, and faculty to match. The professors are highly reputed pioneers in their own field, which is why Stanford can boast of over 50 noble laureates. In spite of their achievements, professors are extremely approachable and very understanding. All in all, the learning process at Stanford is fantastic.

Jobs and placements

Stanford students usually are seen working for Bain, Microsoft, Google, Oracle and Goldman Sachs, to name a few. Oh and they earn rather a lot.

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