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Why Choose Stanford?

World-Class Faculty

Stanford has over 1,600 faculty members, 99% of which have achieved the highest degree in their fields. The university boasts a 7/1 student/faculty ratio, 23 Nobel Prize Winners, 4 Pulitzer Prize Winners and 22 MacArthur Fellows.

Athletic Excellence

In addition to nine straight Sears Director’s Cups, Stanford's teams are ranked in the top 10 in nearly every sport. Stanford also boasts the best collegiate athletic facilities in the country. An 85,000 seat football stadium, The Avery Aquatic Center, Maples Basketball & Volleyball Pavilion, Taube Tennis Center, Sunken Diamond Baseball Stadium, Cobb Track & Angell Field, Boyd & Smith Family Softball Stadium, Steuber Rugby Complex, Arrillaga Family Sports Center and the Stanford Golf Course to name a few.

A Marketable Degree

A graduate of Stanford is in very high demand. Any undergraduate degree from Stanford places you in the upper echelon of all applicants applying for a job in the entire country.

World-Class Students

Stanford draws its well-rounded student body from the best high schools in the nation and from over 50 foreign countries. In addition to the 93% graduation rate, Stanford students have been awarded 79 Rhodes Scholarships.

On-campus Organizations and Opportunities

Over 500 student groups, 50 religious organizations, an active Greek system and 34 Varsity Sports…You will find hundreds that share your goals, ideals and interests.

Faculty/Student-Athlete respect

Unlike other schools, the distinguished faculty at Stanford truly respect the student-athletes on campus. They understand the dedication it takes to be a student-athlete and respect the road you have taken to get here. It makes your undergraduate experience that much more enjoyable. Well-Rounded Students

Stanford is constantly searching for the best students in the country and in the world. Stanford students are introduced to numerous cultures, interests and backgrounds during your undergraduate studies. In addition, Black Enterprise magazine ranks Stanford as the 7th best college for African-Americans (and the top for a division 1 football team).

State of the Art Facilities

In addition to the world class Gates Computer Science Center, Stanford students have access to over 100 computer clusters on campus, 13 libraries totaling over 7 million volumes; The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace; Cantor Center for Visual Arts; Stanford Medical Center, one of the finest medical facilities in the country; the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve and the Hopkins Marine Station and the Stanford Linear Accelerator (SLAC).

Palo Alto, the Silicon Valley and the Bay Area

In addition to its vibrant nightlife, downtown Palo Alto has hundreds of great restaurants, hotels and shops to choose from. The Silicon Valley is the world’s leader for Hi-Tech companies and major corporations. The Giants, A’s, 49ers, Raiders, Sharks, Warriors, 6 minor league teams, and 2 major concert venues are located in the Bay Area. Lake Tahoe, the Napa Valley and the beaches of Santa Cruz are just a short drive away. The possibilities for things to do are endless. In addition, the climate is consistently voted the best in the nation.

Over 60 Fields of Study

From Aeronautics to Urban Studies and Modern Thought to Computer Science, there will never be a shortage of choices while at Stanford. Regardless of which field you decide to choose, you can guarantee that it will rank as one of the best in the country.

World Class Alumni

Tiger Woods, John Elway, Charles Schwab, John Steinbeck, Mike Mussina, Sally Ride, William Hewlett and David Packard, Ted Danson, Jim Plunkett, Ted Koppel, Governor Gray Davis, Herbert Hoover, Robert Mondavi, John McEnroe……plus dozens of Senators, Supreme Court Justices, Actors, Artists, Writers, Business Leaders and World Class Athletes.