Stanford University (SU) established in 1891 by Lealand Stanford, who had been a railroad businessman. The Stanford University is a private, coeducational Institution. The first student body consisted of 555 men and women and the original faculty of 15 was expanded to 49 for the second year.
The Stanfords engaged Frederick Law Olmsted, the famed landscape architect who created New York’s Central Park, to design the physical plan for the university. The collaboration was contentious, but finally resulted in an organization of quadrangles on an east-west axis. Today, as Stanford University continues to expand, the Stanford University’s architects attempt to respect those original university plans.
Stanford University is a thriving residential campus and community. It sits on 8,000 acres of foothills and plains – once a horse farm belonging to Jane and Leland Stanford and still fondly known as "the Farm." Living and learning are intimately intertwined at Stanford. Extra-curricular programs, organizations, performances, forums and athletics beckon students, faculty and staff, as well as neighbors from the communities around us.
The student’s faculty ratio is 5:1 for Stanford University. Nearly, 6,988 students get enrolled every year here. The academic calendar is quarter based. The gender distribution here is 52% male students and 48% female students. The most popular majors here are: