Stanford University is a private institution that was started in 1885. It has a undergraduate enrollment of 6,996, its environment is suburban, and the campus size is 8,180 acres. It uses a quarter-based academic calendar. Its tuition/fees are $56,169
Stanford Universitys pristine campus is situated in Californias Bay Area, about 30 miles from San Francisco. Stanford offers a diverse array of student organizations, including the Stanford Pre-Business Association and Stanford Solar Car Project, which designs, builds and races a solar car every two years. The Stanford Cardinal are well known for the traditional “Big Game” against Cal, an annual football competition that awards the Stanford Axe a sought-after trophy to the victor. Stanford also has successful programs in tennis and golf. Only freshmen are required to live on campus, but learners are guaranteed housing for all four years, and most choose to remain on campus. Greek life at Stanford represents approximately 25 percent of the student body.
Four of Stanford Universitys seven schools offer undergraduate and graduate coursework, and the remaining three serve as purely graduate schools. Graduate programs include the highly ranked School of Education, School of Engineering, School of Law, School of Medicine and Graduate School of Business. The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment oversees collaboration between environmental research, teaching and outreach. Stanford has a number of well-known theatrical and musical groups, including the Rams Head Theatrical Society and the Mendicants, an all-male a cappella group. Notable Stanford alumni include former U.S. President Herbert Hoover, Hall of Fame NFL quarterback John Elway, actress Sigourney Weaver and golfer Tiger Woods, who played collegiately at Stanford.