Stanford is a thriving residential campus and community sitting on 8,000 acres of foothills and flatlands – once a horse farm belonging to Jane and Leland Stanford and still fondly known as "the Farm." Living at Stanford brings surprises and new experiences every day, in an extraordinary community of creative and accomplished people from around the world.
Arts & Culture
Stanford has a rich tradition of fostering creativity and the arts. A vibrant campus “arts district” is situated along Palm Drive near the Oval.
Athletics & Fitness
Stanford students compete in 35 varsity sports and 20 club sports. Students, faculty
and staff also enjoy state-of-the-art recreational facilities and fitness programs.
Stanford is a residential university with over 11,000 students living on
campus. Students have access not only to extraordinary campus resources but also
to the Bay Area's many cultural and outdoor attractions.
The Haas Center for Public Service connects academic study with public service to strengthen communities
and develop effective public leaders.
Getting Around & Campus Safety
Biking is a popular way to get around campus. Transit options also include a free campus shuttle and car-share.
Public Safety provides police and emergency services 24 hours a day.