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.
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 Ecy King
“I think what makes Stanford, Stanford is its intellectual vitality and irreverence. Everyone has a different flavor of intelligence, but they’re also so wacky, so wild.”
Meet Ecy King
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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 Nadia Hemmat
“Getting into Stanford was just such an amazing shock. But once I got here and became so involved, got to meet all these wonderful people, I feel like I fit right in — and like I belonged here the whole time.”
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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
Home of Champions
Stanford’s 134 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
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.