Stanford University, officially Leland Stanford Junior University, is a private research university in Stanford, California. The campus occupies 8,180 acres, among the largest in the United States, and enrolls over 17,000 students. Stanford is ranked among the best universities in the world by academic publications.
- 17,249 (Fall 2019)
- Suburban, 8,180 acres (33,100,000 m²)
In 2012, Stanford opened the Stanford Center at Peking University, an almost 400,000-square-foot (37,000 m 2), three-story research center in the Peking University campus. Stanford became the first American university to have its own building on a major Chinese university campus.
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Leland Stanford Junior died in Europe in 1884. His parents, Leland and Jane Stanford, were rich and influential Californians. They chose to turn a farm they already owned into a large university, as a memorial to their curious son. Stanford had early trouble, as the school ran low on money, and was hurt by the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Herbert Hoover, who later became the US President, helped the school improve its operations, and later university leaders pushed students and alumni to develop the surrounding area. By the 1950's, cities around Stanford University were filling with technology companies, starting what became Silicon Valley.
Stanford has many special areas. In honor of Stanford graduate and US president Herbert Hoover, Stanford hosts a large think tank and archive called the Hoover Institution. Many former students, like the founders of HP, donate lots of money and have buildings named after them. A large radio telescopecalled "The Dish" sits on the hills above Stanford.
Stanford has about 7,000 undergraduate students, and a larger number of students working on advanced degrees. Few high school students who apply to Stanford are accepted - over the last several years, only four out of every hundred students who applied were offered a spot.[source?]
People who graduated from Stanford University are: 1. Nicolas Sadirac (1989), founder and current head of the École pour l'informatique et les nouvelles technologies People who have worked at Stanford are: 1. Mary Sheldon Barnes
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Richard Wall Lyman, former provost of Stanford University. Fred Swaniker, co-founder of African Leadership Academy, CEO and co-founder of African Leadership University. Lewis Terman, creator of the Stanford Binet IQ test. John Willinsky, Open Access educator, activist and author.
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Stanford University School of Medicine is the medical school of Stanford University and is located in Stanford, California. It traces its roots to the Medical Department of the University of the Pacific, founded in San Francisco in 1858. This medical institution, then called Cooper Medical College, was acquired by Stanford in 1908. The medical school moved to the Stanford campus near Palo Alto, California, in 1959. The School of Medicine, along with Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Childr
In 1855, Illinois physician Elias Samuel Cooper moved to San Francisco in the wake of the California Gold Rush. In cooperation with the University of the Pacific, Cooper established the Medical Department of the University of the Pacific, the first medical school on the West Coast, in 1858, on Mission Street near 3rd Street in San Francisco. However, in 1862 Cooper died, and without his leadership, the Medical Department of the University of the Pacific became moribund. In 1870, Cooper's nephew,
The School of Medicine has reversed the traditional teaching method of classroom time being reserved for lectures and problem-solving exercises being completed outside of school as homework; with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, school leaders are heading up a collaboration on the use of the "flipped classroom" approach to content delivery. The School of Medicine also has a long history of educating physician assistants. Stanford University partnered with Foothill College in 1971
In the 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings, Stanford was ranked fourth in the nation among medical schools for research. Admission to the MD program at Stanford is highly competitive: in 2019, 6,894 people applied, 422 were interviewed, and 175 accepted for 90 spots. Stanford is one of several schools in the United States to use the multiple mini-interview system, developed at McMaster University Medical School in Canada, to evaluate candidates. Along with the School of Humanities and Science
The School of Medicine has 1,948 full-time faculty. There have been eight Nobel Prize winners over the past six decades, and among its 2019 faculty members are: 1. 37 members of the National Academy of Sciences 2. 49 members of the National Academy of Medicine 3. 4 MacArthur Foundation “geniuses” 4. 15 Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators 5. 26 National Institutes of Health Innovator and Young Innovator Awards
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Things have gone quiet here for the last few days. How do people feel about putting the above galleries into the article? Attic Salt (talk) 14:40, 28 April 2021 (UTC) 1. So how do we plan to stop these from exploding as people keep adding those they think are important? --Erp (talk) 03:16, 29 April 2021 (UTC) 1.1. I don’t think we should have a plan. We, as editors, should treat this article as any other. We do our best and hope for the best from other editors. Attic Salt (talk) 05:30, 29 April 2021 (UTC) 1.1.1. You can through discussion establish some basic inclusion criteria per WP:LSC and WP:SOURCELIST here on this talk page if you want. The most basic one tends to be that the subject have a Wikipedia article already written about them where the connection between the university and individual is clearly established. Sometimes a section such as this can attract WP:Namechecking, WP:RECENTISM, etc. It will be a bit subjective perhaps, but maybe select a representative bunch of peo...
Thanks for all the additions, Attic Salt. I have moved a few around. In particular I took the pictures out of the "people" area, since there was opposition to having pictures there. I removed Steinbeck, whose connection to the university is tenuous. I couldn't find a good place to put Sally Ride. I restored the Hoover Tower picture to the landmark gallery since it is the best known landmark at Stanford. All open for discussion, of course. -- MelanieN (talk) 19:38, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
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