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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, 2022

Faculty

  • 2,304 faculty members
  • 21 Nobel laureates are currently members of the Stanford community

Campus

  • 8,180 contiguous acres
  • Over 600 buildings

Research

  • 7,500+ externally sponsored projects
  • $1.82 billion total budget

Established 1885
Opened 1891

Leadership

  • President Richard Saller
  • Provost Jenny Martinez

Endowment

  • $36.3 billion (as of August 31, 2022)