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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  • I visited as part of an Executive Program and then toured the University that has a lot of interwsting things to see.  more »
  • visited my son here at the Graduate School of Business. Lots to see, for great views go to the top of the tower  more »
  • Very nice place to visit; many dream to study here, many visit, quite a number study here, especially Asians and Indians, among the minority. The walk to the Tower was pleasant, cool, peaceful, relaxi...  more »
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  • From a public perspective the exterior architecture of the buildings was amazing. They definitely bring back the college/university memories. One of the best places to spend and evening for a brisk walk. THe campus is huge with good ground to cover. Overall it’s well maintained and I was able to see a lot of people picnicking in the main lawn with kids. Would definitely go back. Nice place to show elderly parents if you’re bringing them from your home country.
  • A dream for every high school student! One of the best school in the world. Indeed, have a breathtaking view! The tranquility within the campus is very suitable for a afternoon nap. Suggest tourist to visit the campus during the Summer or the School's open day, since during the summer there will be less traffic and School's open day provide you guys an opportunity to know more about the school.
  • The school of my dreams! Beautiful area! I dont know much of about the classes, but I love it.
  • Am not seeing this place but am very interested to see, and am read the back story of Stanford university it's shoes really very good humanity, am really impressed with that, It's very good lesson to who r have a attitude with high money. "The more money it's seems more quality of people" in this matter.
  • One if the best colleges anywhere. Best attitude, culture and beautiful facilities. Growing fast. Learning is a priority.

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