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The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is a private research university with a strong emphasis on scientific, technological and social science research. The university is situated on an 8,180-acre (3,310 ha) campus located near Palo Alto, California, in the northwestern Santa Clara Valley on the San Francisco Peninsula, approximately 20 miles (32 km) northwest of San Jose and 37 miles (60 km) southeast of San Francisco.

General Information:

(650) 723-2300



4-year, Private not-for-profit

Degrees Offerred:

Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice

Campus Setting:

Suburb: Large

Campus Housing:



18,498 (6,602 undergraduate)

Student-to-Faculty Ratio:

10 to 1

Nearby Communities: