An Academic World Leader
Founded in 1891, Stanford University is located near San Francisco and in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. Stanford is a world leader among academic institutions, known for educating the brightest students, for shaping the world through ground-breaking research, and for building a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. Stanford is a leader in engineering, science, technology, medicine, law, business, humanities, and the arts.
Explore a Place of Innovation
Silicon Valley is home to many of the world's largest high-tech corporations, as well as thousands of startup companies. It is a leading hub for high-tech innovation and development and is home to many well known companies such as Facebook, Google, Apple, Cisco, Intel, Ebay, and Netflix.