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Accelerating climate solutions

The new Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability is designed to tackle urgent global challenges

Robin Elahi draws on a chalk board while teaching a course on kelp forest ecology

Generating knowledge

Experts across seven departments will expand understanding of the natural world and its intersections with human society

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Bridging fields

Interdisciplinary institutes will bring together versatile teams to tackle critical challenges in energy, the environment, and sustainable societies

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Driving impact

A new Sustainability Accelerator will draw expertise from across and beyond the university to co-create and scale solutions

Seven schools in which to pursue your passions

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University News

Stories about people, research, and innovation across the Farm

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Profile of Parthiv Krishna

“I’ve realized over my time on campus that everybody has their thing that gets them excited. Stanford is a great place to be pursuing your passions and tackling the problems you dream about solving.”

Parthiv Krishna

Class of 2023


Research & Scholarship

Driving discoveries vital to our world, our health, and our intellectual life

18 Institutes cross disciplinary boundaries
20 Libraries hold over 9.5 million volumes
$1.69 Billion sponsored research budget

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Health Care

Advancing human health through innovative research, education, and care

Stanford Medicine

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

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Profile of Chris Field

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.”

Chris Field

Perry L. McCarty Director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment


Campus Life

Building a vibrant community of creative and accomplished people from around the world

Student Life

A residential campus with diverse housing, exceptional dining, and over 600 student organizations

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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

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Providing student-athletes the opportunity to achieve excellence both in competition and in the classroom

Stanford Men's Gymnastics celebrates a third consecutive NCAA championship

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

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Olympic Excellence

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

Multidimensional Impact

Stanford student-athletes have achieved local, national, and global impact through community involvement and advocacy

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Offering extraordinary freedom to explore, to collaborate, and to challenge yourself

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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.

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About Stanford

A place for learning, discovery, innovation, expression, and discourse

Opened in 1891
Students 16,937
Faculty 2,288
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