Stanford University

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World University Rankings 2014-15

Overall score ?
92.9
Teaching ?
91.5
International outlook ?
69
Industry income ?
63.1
Research ?
96.7
Citations ?
99.1

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.