A Purposeful University
Stanford was founded almost 150 years ago on a bedrock of societal purpose. Our mission is to contribute to the world by educating students for lives of leadership and purposeful contribution; advancing fundamental knowledge and cultivating creativity; and accelerating solutions and amplifying their impact.
Stories about people, research, and innovation across the Farm
Preparing students to make meaningful contributions to society as engaged citizens and leaders in a complex world
Rich learning experiences that provide a broad liberal arts foundation and deep subject-area expertise
Unsurpassed opportunities to participate in the advancement of entire fields of knowledge
Continuing adult education, executive and professional programs, and programs for K-12 students
Seven schools in which to pursue your passions
Profile of Meet Chris Field
“I’m an optimist about our ability to cope with climate change. As I’ve moved forward in my career, what I see are more and more opportunities to address the challenge, to put in place solutions that lead to better lives for individuals and communities.”
Meet Chris Field
Perry L. McCarty Director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the EnvironmentMore
Driving discoveries vital to our world, our health, and our intellectual life
Advancing human health through innovative research, education, and care
Leading a worldwide revolution in precision health through biomedical research, education, and clinical enterprises
Stanford Health Care
Leveraging expertise and advanced technology to deliver unparalleled care for each patient’s unique needs
Stanford Children's Health
The only health care network in the Bay Area – and one of the few in the country – exclusively dedicated to pediatric and obstetric care
Profile of Meet Beatriz Stix-Brunell
“Sometimes the best things that happen to us are the leaps we take without knowing what’s going to happen next, without knowing where we’ll land.”
Meet Beatriz Stix-Brunell
Class of 2025, former Royal Ballet soloistMore
Building a vibrant community of creative and accomplished people from around the world
A residential campus with diverse housing, exceptional dining, and over 600 student organizations
Arts & Culture
A rich tradition of fostering creativity and a vibrant arts district on campus
Recreation & Wellness
State-of-the-art facilities and fitness programs to encourage movement and play
Providing student-athletes the opportunity to achieve excellence both in competition and in the classroom
Home of Champions
Stanford’s 131 NCAA championships are the most for any university, a product of an unrivaled culture of excellence and continued support from the campus community
The Cardinal has produced at least one medalist in every Olympics in which the U.S. has competed since 1912, totaling 296 medals from 177 medalists
Stanford student-athletes have achieved local, national, and global impact through community involvement and advocacy
Offering extraordinary freedom to explore, to collaborate, and to challenge yourself
Explore the possibilities of a Stanford education as you map out your college journey.
We look for distinctive students who exhibit an abundance of energy and curiosity in their classes, activities, projects, research, and lives.
Stanford meets the full financial need of every admitted undergrad who qualifies for assistance.
Nearly 80% of undergrads receive some form of financial assistance. Generally, tuition is covered for families with incomes below $150,000.