Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's
Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Areas of
excellence range from the humanities to social sciences to engineering and the sciences. Stanford is
located in California's Bay Area, one of the most intellectually dynamic and culturally diverse
areas of the nation. Stanford offers, in addition to its undergraduate college, schools of
engineering, law, medicine, education, business, earth sciences, and humanities and sciences. It has
approximately 7,000 undergraduates, 9,000 graduate students, and 2,100 faculty.
Stanford is an
internationally renowned research institution, with 20 Nobel laureates currently members of the
Stanford community. Stanford is one of the most successful universities in creating companies and
licensing its inventions to existing companies; it is often held up as a model for technology
transfer. Over 1,200 companies have roots in Stanford research and startups, ranging from Hewlett-Packard to Nike to Google.
Stanford also manages the SLAC Linear
Accelerator Laboratory, a CCST Federal Laboratory Affiliate.