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Stanford University

Stanford University, located in California, USA is one of the top universities in the world, which offers exceptional teaching and research facilities to not only American students, but also to students from all over the world. The University having gifted seventeen Nobel laureates and four Pulitzer Prize winners to the world imparts teaching, learning and research to the students in almost all fields of academic study.

The learning experience at Stanford University doesn't always stop with class-room teaching, the education also continues outside the classroom, when students are singing a cappella, organizing volunteer camps or playing a national championship game. Stanford University encourages foreign students, which explains why a large number of graduate students in Stanford are from foreign countries. The undergraduate financial aid for all students of the Stanford University is based on individual needs or on the availability of funds or on the student's academic merit. Read on to learn more about Stanford University, the different programs it offers and the admission details.

  • Leland Stanford, like many of his contemporaries, grew up in New York and then moved to the west after the gold rush and made his fortune in railroads.
  • He and his wife Jane had a son who died at the age of fifteen from typhoid. At that time, the Stanfords decided that since they couldn't do anything for their child, the children of California will be their children and contemplated to do something good for the country's children.
  • After considering several options, the Stanfords decided to establish two institutions: a University and a museum.
  • After six years of planning and building, the Stanford University first started to admit students in 1891.

Graduate School of Business
The school offers a 2-year Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree for students who aspire to contribute to society through leadership in business, government, and the nonprofit sector.

School of Earth Sciences
The school includes a Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Geophysics, Energy Resources Engineering, and Environmental Earth System Science. Apart from graduate and undergraduate programs, the school also runs three interdisciplinary programs including the Earth Systems undergraduate program, the Emmett Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Environment and Resources and the graduate-level Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences Graduate Program.

School of Education
The School of Education offers two graduate degree programs with specialization in education. These include Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy programs. While no undergraduate majors are offered, the school offers a number of courses for undergraduates including an undergraduate minor and an undergraduate honors program, plus a variety of tutoring programs.

School of Engineering
The School of Engineering at oxford University offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The school is divided into nine academic departments including Aeronautics and Astronautics, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Management Science and Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

School of Humanities And Sciences
The School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University is one of the most prominent schools in the University comprising over forty departments. The school also offers various research programs and several interdepartmental degree programs.

School of Law
This school offers different professional degrees in law including Doctor of Jurisprudence, Master of Law, Master of Science of Law, Master of Legal Science, Doctor of Science of Law, Master of Legal Studies, and so on.

School of Medicine
The School of Medicine offers courses of study that lead to M.S., Ph.D., and M.D. degrees.

Admission Details
A GRE score is mandatory for graduate study at the Stanford University. International students whose native language is not English are required to take up ToEFL and submit a valid ToEFL score along with the application form. Applicants should be aware that the University only offers admission during fall, which begins in September. Students are also required to send supporting documents such as the secondary school report, teacher evaluation forms, etc. along with their application forms.

It is believed that Stanford students stand out in a crowd. The University is the epitome of academic excellence where students and academicians come from all over the world, representing their cultural, demographic, and racial diversities.