Stanford University is a research institution located in the California town of the same name. The more than 8,000-acre campus features seven schools, the largest of which is the School of Humanities and Sciences, and 80 residential facilities. With a more than 1.6 billion dollar annual research budget, Stanford maintains multiple independent laboratories, centers, and institutes in Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as Biological and Life Sciences. More than half of Stanford’s students study abroad per year through the Bing Overseas Studies Program, which offers destinations in Australia, Cape Town, Kyoto, and more.
Stanford has all the resources and esteem of an Ivy league school with California weather. The environment, while being extremely academic, is heavily influenced by the 35 D1 athletic teams and laid-back culture of the West Coast. Students both work hard and play hard; and I personally found the campus extremely welcoming and comfortable.
Caitlin from Beaumont, CA
Stanford felt like a new family. The most amazing thing was that everyone there just accepts you for who you are. The weather and the people are beautiful and sunny and warm.