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Stanford University
Stanford University campus
Campus from above
Motto Die Luft der Freiheit weht
Established 1891
Type Private
Endowment $17.2 billion
President John L. Hennessy
Admin. staff 1,771
Students 14,945
Undergraduates 6,759
Postgraduates 8,186
Location Stanford, California, United States
Campus Suburban
Athletics NCAA Division I FBS
Nickname Cardinal
Mascot Cardinal
Website www.stanford.edu

The Leland Stanford Junior University, often called Stanford University (or simply Stanford), is a private university next to Palo Alto in California, in the middle of Silicon Valley, about 37 miles (60 kilometers) southeast of San Francisco and about 20 miles northwest of San José, in Santa Clara County. Leland and Jane Stanford started the university. They named the university after their son, Leland Stanford Junior, who died at young age.

With one of the largest university campuses in the United States, the University includes the Schools of Engineering, Law, Medicine, Education, Business, Earth Sciences, and Humanities and Sciences. Stanford also hosts volunteer programs and a teaching hospital.

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