Stanford University, officially Leland Stanford Junior University, is a private research university in Stanford, California. Stanford was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Stanford is ranked among the best universities in the world by academic publications. It is also one of the top fundraising institutions in the country, becoming the first school to raise more than one billion dollars in a year. Leland Stanford was a U.S. senator and former governor of California who made his fortune as a railroad tycoon. The school admitted its first students on October 1, 1891, as a coeducational and non-denominational institution. Stanford University struggled financially after the death of Leland Stanford in 1893 and again after much of the campus was damaged by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
|German: Die Luft der Freiheit weht
|"The wind of freedom blows"
|Private research university
|Leland and Jane Stanford
|$27.7 billion (2019)
|$6.6 billion (2020–21)
|12,508 excluding SHC
|17,249 (Fall 2019)
|6,996 (Fall 2019)
|10,253 (Fall 2019)
|Suburban, 8,180 acres
|Cardinal and white
|NCAA Division I FBS, Pac-12 (primary), IRA, PCCSC, MPSF
Prestigious university known for its academics that became one of the top fundraising institutions in the nation.
The university enrolls around 15,000 students annually, over half being postgraduate students.
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