The Leland Stanford Junior University
, commonly known as Stanford University
, is a privately funded university in Stanford, California. It is located approximately 35 miles southeast of San Francisco in an unincorporated part of Santa Clara County adjacent to the city of
Palo Alto.Stanford University lies at the heart of the Silicon Valley, both
literally and historically, and is considered one of the most prestigious universities in the U.S. Additionally, it is one of the
few American schools to combine top-notch academics with winning athletic programs.Situated on an expansive and picturesque campus in suburban California, Stanford
University offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate education programs as well as hosting a world-renowned medical
center and a wide variety of research facilities and community outreach projects.