|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|
|Mascot:||Stanford Tree (Cardinal)|
|Endowment:||$27.7 billion (as of 6/30/19)|
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.
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.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education ranked Stanford as the worst college in the country on the issue of freedom of speech. Additional criticism of Stanford for its liberal policies include Stanford's:
- The mascot name is singular and refers to the shade of red, not the bird.
- U.S. and Canadian 2019 NTSE Participating Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2019 Endowment Market Value, and Percentage Change in Market Value from FY18 to FY19 (PDF). Retrieved on 2020-09-06.
- California and Northern California
- San Francisco Bay Area
- San Francisco: San Francisco values and the Homosexual agenda
- Berkeley and Oakland
- University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University and University of California, Davis
- Silicon Valley: San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Cruz