bookmark_borderStanford University, officially Leland Stanford Junior University

A place for learning, discovery, innovation, expression and discourse

Stanford University was founded in 1885 by California senator Leland Stanford and his wife, Jane, “to promote the public welfare by exercising an influence in behalf of humanity and civilization.”

Website : https://www.stanford.edu/

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When railroad magnate and former California Gov. Leland Stanford and his wife, Jane Lathrop Stanford, lost their only child, Leland, Jr., to typhoid in 1884, they decided to build a university as the most fitting memorial, and deeded to it a large fortune that included the 8,180-acre Palo Alto stock farm that became the campus. The campus is located within the traditional territory of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe.  The Stanfords made their plans just as the modern research university was taking form.

Leland Stanford Junior University – still its legal name – opened Oct. 1, 1891.

The Stanfords and founding President David Starr Jordan aimed for their new university to be nonsectarian, co-educational and affordable, to produce cultured and useful graduates, and to teach both the traditional liberal arts and the technology and engineering that were already changing America.

Their vision took shape on the oak-dotted fields of the San Francisco Peninsula as a matrix of arcades and quadrangles designed for expansion and the dissolving of barriers between people, disciplines and ideas.

bookmark_borderHarvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders

Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world.
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Graduate & Professional Schools

Harvard Business School

  • MBA Program
  • Doctoral Program
  • Executive Education
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Harvard Divinity School

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Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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Harvard Graduate School of Design

  • Graduate Admissions
  • Executive Education
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Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Harvard Kennedy School

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  • Executive Education
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Harvard Law School

  • Admissions for All Programs
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Harvard Medical School

  • Graduate Admissions
  • Continuing Medical Education
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Harvard School of Dental Medicine

  • DMD Program
  • Advanced Graduate Education
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Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • How to Apply
  • Graduate Programs
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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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American Repertory Theater

  • Institute for Advanced Theater Training

Continuing Education

  • Harvard Online Learning
  • Harvard Extension School
  • Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement
  • Professional Development

Summer Programs

Graduate School of Design

  • Career Discovery program

Harvard Summer School

  • Visiting undergraduate and graduate students
  • High school sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Adults and working professionals

Crimson Summer Academy

  • For Boston and Cambridge high school students