Stanford University

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Stanford University
City: Stanford, California
Type: Private
Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, rowing, rowing ltw, sailing, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, sync swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, wresting[1]
Colors: red, white
Mascot: Stanford Tree (Cardinal)[2]
Endowment: $27.7 billion (as of 6/30/19)[3]

Stanford University, in the town of Stanford and the city of Palo Alto, California, is a private university in the United States. It was founded in 1891 by the gift of the successful businessman Leland Stanford (1824-1893), a former governor of California, on the site of his country estate.[4]

Stanford is one of the world's leading research institutions, with top professors and researchers in the fields of physics, medicine, engineering, and the natural sciences.[5]

Some have criticized Stanford for its allegedly liberal policies, such as

  • expelling a doctoral student from its program because he told the truth about mandatory abortion in China
  • Banning of all ROTC programs because they allegedly discriminate against homosexuals.


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