Stanford University, Palo Alto

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Established in 1891 by Leland Stanford, Stanford University today ranks as one of the world's most prestigious institutions. Located on a 3,310 hectare (8,180 acre) campus with nearly 700 buildings, the university welcomes 150,000 visitors annually. Take a complimentary walking tour with a student guide to see the campus's main quad, science and engineering quad, plaza, and church. During the tour, you can learn about student life, the academic programs offered, and  extracurricular activities. Join an organized golf-cart tour to see more of the campus's grounds. Self-guided tours also are available via an app for your smartphone. Make Stanford University a centerpiece of your Palo Alto vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Palo Alto online trip itinerary builder .
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  • Was on campus travel, friends. In my opinion, it is the University of dreams! Will not write about the quality of education is so obvious. But in terms of location, weather conditions, opportunities reveal themselves and find new and interesting friends-the place is just exceptional. Amazing atmosphere of freedom on the one hand, on the other hand, a full understanding of the students why they are here. No individuals and groups, ramblers are clearly healthy lifestyle (I did not see in the territory not what teenagers drinking beer, but students and no smoker!). Very big and beautiful town, Church, and history of the University. Compared to Harvard-simply modern architecture with exceptional freedom place. I'd like to be able to teach their children there)
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  • Stanford University campus is architecturally striking and represents a mixture of styles, based on a central theme of red roofs and tan walls. The main campus entrance is via Palm Drive -- a long str...  more »
  • Very friendly people. Great amenities and weather with plenty of places to eat, lounge, meander, walk, ride, and learn.  more »
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  • Massive school grounds with lots of historical buildings and edifices. Each one has its own amazing story. Love the wide expanse of greenery everywhere. It is like a small city in itself. Best place if you want your kid to excel and be the next Facebook-like app creator.
  • This is the nicest university I have ever seen.. beautiful everywhere.. some mountain.. museum.. so many different people and love it to visiting.. We are going to have a lot of fun here with: Little Angel
  • Stanford I may not be a big deal now But believe me, I'm going for the top all the way. I'm not planning for working under anyone but working as the boss. I believe Stanford is the college of dreams and hopes, where I could accomplish this. Remember me Calvin
  • It's a nice place to visit. Just walking around the campus makes me feel great. There is a souvenir store on the campus and a shopping center nearby. I wish I could attend Stanford.
  • Great experience!!! By downloading the app one can visit each & every departments by themselves. We can also join the guided tour in the village. The students here will guide the visitors.

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