Stanford University

REPUTATION RANK

2012
4

Stanford, United States

Region: North America

  • Overall reputation score
    72.1
  • Reputation (teaching)
    67.5
  • Reputation (research)
    74.5

Founded in 1891 by railway tycoon Leland Stanford in remembrance of his son, who died aged 16, Stanford is said to be, after Harvard, the US' most selective university, accepting around 7 per cent of applicants. Its alumni founded corporate giants including Hewlett-Packard and Google. The world's third-richest university, it teaches about 7,000 undergraduate and around 4,000 graduate students.