Stanford University
Stanford University

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It was October 1, 1891, when Stanford University officially came into existence opening a door of myriad opportunities for students of California. Six years of constant evaluation, planning and visits to MIT, Harvard and Cornell among others was put to a stake by the Stanford’s. The first batch of student consisted of more than 550 men and women. 15 faculty members were increased to 49 in the second year.

Located in the Bay Area of California, it is one of the most culturally diverse and intellectually dynamic areas of the nation. With around 8,178 acres land in its account, Stanford University’s campus is considered as one of the largest campuses in the US.

With more than 7,000 undergraduates and around 9,000 graduates enrolled, Stanford comprises seven different schools. School of Business, Earth, Energy and Environment, Engineering, Education, Law, Humanities and Sciences and medicine are the major schools associated with Stanford.

Stanford’s current faculty ecosystem consist of more than 2,150 faculty members. Faculty of Stanford is best known for their experience and learning in the field of research. Out of the total strength, more than 250 members are appointed to endowed chairpersons. More than 20 Nobel laureates, 4 Pulitzer Prize winners, 30 McArthur fellows, more than 280 members of The American academy of Science and Arts, 105 members of National Academy of Sciences- This is how the current community of Stanford scholars look like.

There are around 218,880 alumni spread across the world. Comprising more than 85,000 undergraduate degree holders, around 111,770 graduates and more than 21,000 dual degree holders, alumni of Stanford is living in over 150 countries and territories across the globe.

With Nobel Laureates including Roger Kornberg, Andrew Fire, Brian Kobilka and Michael Levitt, Stanford is expected to become the ‘dream destination’ for most of the students in the near future.