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Stanford University Ranking 2017

The Stanford University ranking in the GPA system is Top 50 / Tier 1.

Stanford University is located in the heart of Silicon Valley in Northern California, which gives its enormous advantages on all criteria, including perception and global reach. It it widely considered be to the world’s top ranking university and is likely to maintain this ranking due to its commitment to scientific fields.

Stanford University ranking

Other Agencies providing Stanford University Ranking information:

  • QS World University Ranking (2015–16) 6
  • THE World University Ranking (2015–16) 3
  • GPA World’s Top 50 Ranking (2016) Included in Top 50 as Tier 1

Additional information: Institutional History

  • Stanford was founded in 1885 by Leland Stanford (former California Governor of and U.S. Senator) and his wife, Jane Lathrop Stanford, in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15, the previous year. Stanford admitted its first students in 1891 as a coeducational and non-denominational institution. Tuition was free until 1920. The university struggled financially after Leland Stanford’s 1893 death and again after much of the campus was damaged by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Following World War II, Provost Frederick Terman supported faculty and graduates’ entrepreneurialism to build self-sufficient local industry in what would later be known as Silicon Valley. By 1970, Stanford was home to a linear accelerator, and was one of the original four ARPANET nodes (precursor to the Internet). The main campus is in northern Santa Clara Valley adjacent to Palo Alto and between San Jose and San Francisco. Stanford also has land and facilities elsewhere. Its 8,180-acre (3,310 ha)[22] campus is one of the largest in the United States.

Additional information: Tuition Fees

The tuition fee for is estimated at USD 45,000 per year.


Stanford University web site: http://www.stanford.edu

THE (Times of Higher Education) ranking: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings