Stanford University
Stanford University

Continente: North America

Country: United States

Address: Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305–2004, United States of America

Web Site: www.stanford.edu



About Stanford University:

Stanford University is a private research university in Stanford, California. Stanford is known for its academic strength, wealth, proximity to Silicon Valley, and ranking as one of the world's top-ten universities. The university was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Stanford was a U.S. Senator and former Governor of California who made his fortune as a railroad tycoon. The school admitted its first students on October 1, 1891, as a coeducational and non-denominational institution. Stanford University struggled financially after Leland Stanford's death in 1893 and again after much of the campus was damaged by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Following World War II, Provost Frederick Termansupported faculty and graduates' entrepreneurialism to build self-sufficient local industry in what would later be known as Silicon Valley. The university is also one of the top fundraising institutions in the country, becoming the first school to raise more than a billion dollars in a year. The university is organized around three traditional schools consisting of 40 academic departments at the undergraduate and graduate level and four professional schools that focus on graduate programs in Law, Medicine, Education and Business.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 4 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 4 2 3 2

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 29 33 35 38 227 28 27 25 25 26 29
Engineering - 4 5 5 5 5 6 8 10 10 12 12
Life Sciences - 4 4 5 9 8 4 5 6 5 5 5
Clinical Medicine - 13 13 13 15 14 15 15 15 14 12 11
Natural Sciences - 7 6 6 6 7 7 8 8 4 4 4
Social Sciences - 8 6 6 8 5 6 5 6 6 4 4

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 223 227 237 185 201 197 171 167
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 31 35 41 26 31 34 25 34 31
Chemistry - - - 8 7 7 8 12 13 8 13 10
Civil Engineering - - - 14 20 14 10 17 15 26 50 56
Computer Science - - - 2 3 3 3 3 3 5 6 14
Electrical Engineering - - - 4 3 3 4 7 10 12 12 18
Environment / Ecology - - - - 7 9 5 5 6 6 7 9
Geosciences - - - 25 25 29 30 26 28 34 34 36
Materials Science - - - 15 13 12 11 9 8 7 9 7
Mathematics - - - 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2
Mechanical Engineering - - - 2 4 2 3 6 8 9 13 30
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - 63 31 32 22 24 24 20
Physics - - - 7 7 7 8 8 8 5 5 4
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 72 75 70 77 74 67 71 73