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Stanford Facts

Learn more about Stanford University, a place of learning, discovery, and innovation. Founded in 1885, Stanford’s areas of excellence span seven schools along with research institutes, the arts and athletics.

Student Enrollment

As of Autumn Quarter, 2021

Faculty

  • 2,288 faculty members
  • 20 Nobel laureates are currently members of the Stanford community
  • 5:1 student to faculty ratio

Campus

  • 8,180 contiguous acres
  • Nearly 700 major buildings

Research

  • 7,900+ externally sponsored projects
  • $1.69 billion total budget

Established 1885
Opened 1891

Leadership

  • President Marc Tessier-Lavigne
  • Provost Persis Drell

Endowment

  • $37.8 billion (as of August 31, 2021)