Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Stanford remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges and to preparing our students for leadership.
Stanford University is one of the world's leading research universities. It is known for its entrepreneurial character, drawn from the legacy of its founders, Jane and Leland Stanford, and its relationship to Silicon Valley. Areas of excellence range from the humanities to social sciences to engineering and the sciences. Stanford is unusual among its peer institutions in having seven schools on one campus, and all of them possess exceptional breadth and depth of excellence. This naturally facilitates multidisciplinary collaboration. There are currently over 40 degree programs which cross the boundaries between departments and schools.