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Stanford University

private research university in Stanford, California, U.S. / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Leland Stanford Junior University, often called Stanford University (or simply Stanford), is a private university next to Palo Alto in California, in the middle of Silicon Valley, about 37 miles (60 kilometers) southeast of San Francisco and about 20 miles northwest of San José, in Santa Clara County. Leland and Jane Stanford opened the university on 1 October 1891. They named the university after their son, Leland Stanford Junior, who died at young age.

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Stanford University
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Motto
Die Luft der Freiheit weht
TypePrivate
Established1891[1]
Endowment$17.2 billion[2]
PresidentJohn L. Hennessy
Administrative staff
1,771[3]
Students14,945
Undergraduates6,759[4]
Postgraduates8,186[4]
Location, ,
CampusSuburban
AthleticsNCAA Division I FBS
NicknameCardinal
MascotCardinal
Websitewww.stanford.edu
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With one of the largest university campuses in the United States, the university includes the Schools of Engineering, Law, Medicine, Education, Business, Earth Sciences, and Humanities and Sciences. Stanford also hosts volunteer programs and a teaching hospital.