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Stanford University, Palo Alto

(4.7/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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. Arrange to visit Stanford University and other attractions in Palo Alto using our Palo Alto travel itinerary planner.
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  • The staff are lovely. For those who want to see what can be a campus American even if the visitor here does not see much. Go to the sport shop to the left of the visitor center and if you do have a bb gift to, crack for adorable clothing... otherwise the sweatshirts and t-shirts are excellent quality.
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  • I went to a Conference at Stanford. The campus is very beautiful! Amazing! Worth a visit with a good camera!
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  • World University rankings to top Stanford University. During my visit to my friend's House in San Jose took with their children. The splendid Palm trees on the road and in front of the classical school and the Church. Museum of fine arts in his right hand. You can see which laboratory is also studying students in natural sciences campus is located behind it. On campus is to establish how much money of? thought that beauty, plus purchase, ask students and staff very helpful. There is a hardcoded wide is the University of Wi-Fi also very comfortable and exciting. 2 hours walking around busy buying souvenirs, appearance is gone-he could see. It is recommended that enough time for the tourist. By the way parking is seems to be free after 4: 00.
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  • Beautiful campus with quite a few places to visit and sit. Golf cart tour was fun. I was able to navigate it pretty easily and joined a few of the events. Easy to acquire guest pass in the library. Campus seems very active.
  • Probably the best university I have ever seen. Though I am not a student of Stanford, I went there to meet someone and to visit the campus. My cousin in law has helped me a lot to learn the surroundings of campus. The campus is amazing. I walked almost everywhere, throughout the day. Sculpture garden, Hoover tower, museum, water fountain... etc all are awesome.
  • Open Hours: 24 hours Parking: Yes Stanford - The name says it all. One of the Best Universities - In education and Campus. Loved the dedication every person has here. Dream to study one course from here at least.
  • What a place! Vast land and big university! The number one university in the world and offer all subjects . Unless you visit there you can't visualize how big this place is!Excellent place to graduate but very competitive!
  • You guys are all tools you aint getting into Standford by writing your stupid ass reviews.