Stanford University

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neildhawan
05/22/2011

Stanford University 5

The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is a private research university on an 8,180-acre (3,310 ha) campus located near Palo Alto, California. It is situated in the northwestern Santa Clara Valley on the San Francisco Peninsula, approximately 20 miles (32 km) northwest of San Jose and 37 miles (60 km) southeast of San Francisco.

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obtusegoose
09/28/2008

Stanford University 5

Good school.  A very well-rounded school, Stanford crushes Harvard/Yale/Princeton/lesser Ivies at engineering, and unlike MIT, actually has respectable programs in liberal arts.  Unlike the aforementioned schools, Stanford has good weather, and the students actually have free time.  You'll never see Harvard/MIT students sunbathing in Speedo swimwear in February.  Also, our state has a governor with a funny accent.

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robotexplosion
05/06/2008

Stanford University 5

I'm a stanford alumnus; I chose it over Yale and Harvard, schools with far more social mores and closer to home (for me), and I have never regretted my decision. The vibrant campus life, the incredible academic opportunities, and the great weather make Stanford the ultimate triple threat.

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ksyankeefan
10/28/2007

Stanford University 5

My #1 choice for college.

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drhenrymalcolm
07/02/2007

Stanford University 5

I could go on for hours about the lovely campus, but I think the real beauty of Stanford is it's unique, hands-on academic focus.  Some might remember the sharp left turn the school made with its MBA program a few years back, and that--to me--is representative of the school's spirit.  Sensible, considering the number of entrepreneurs and rogue "pirates of the silicon valley" that have walked through the school's Spanish-influenced gates.  The amount of grant money that the university is willing to throw around, along with the counter-intuitive (but admirable) focus on undergraduate studies, shows that it has its putting its endowment in all the right places. 

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Loerke
12/27/2006

Stanford University 5

To me, Stanford's campus is too large and monochrome (just see how easy it is to get lost!), but it's undeniably beautiful, one vast plain of mission-style architecture and eucalpytus trees. The larger city of Palo Alto is such a posh town that it's a little embarrassing to be a student, not to mention too expensive; but undergrad social life is so rich and full (more so than most colleges of this caliber) that you may not need to leave campus very often. The grad programs have great faculty, earning them a high ranking, but they are a little less impressive in practice, because the school uses a lot of master's programs as cash cows. The library is one of the best places to do research I've seen, because most of the books tend to be on the shelves all the time, new and untouched. (It's disappointingly dark and dingy, though.) And undergrads who get into Stanford are the very best in the country: because the school tends to be the top choice of most anyone west of the Mississippi, it has very, very selective admissions, more selective than any Ivy League school. Once here, undergrads have a pleasant, mostly easy experience, and Stanford alumni tend to be much friendler than students who come from other top schools. (I'm not saying that as a Stanford grad, since I didn't get in, but as someone who's known a few undergrads who went there.)

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sejongdewang
01/09/2006

Stanford University 4

The Stanford campus is such a magnificent campus with rolling grasslands...looks more like a HUGE campground than an university. The buildings are nice with a Spanish-like architect touch. I have studied here for a summer just to see my GF since she's a smart-a$$ student who has studied at this institute. The students there are also very friendly...and although Stanford is known to be more conservative...I think there were a lot of open-minded students I've encountered. There were also snobby students I've met...however....they never mind talking to me in the dining hall. I am quite shocked and disappointed though, that there were some racist prick who sprayed racial slurs on some of the buildings on campus I think two-three years ago. I was going to go to stanford for a graduate program in liberal arts...but I've decided to change my career to medicine..and am taking courses at a small 4-year university.

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stubailey
01/04/2006

Stanford University 5

Great setting, great academics: The Duke of the West!

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caitymag
09/21/2005

Stanford University 5

That one guy's name is hentai69.... that pushed me to want to go to stanford :)

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GenghisTheHun
08/01/2005

Stanford University 5

Leland Stanford, Jr., is in the top 5. UPDATE: The university was named by Leland Stanford and his wife, after their son who died in his teens, Leland Stanford, Junior--hence the name.

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subaru7
07/19/2005

Stanford University 3

Pretty campus, sort of a mediteranean look, undergrad academics good, but UC Berkeley is better IMHO. Grad school is ajoke- thy allow anyone in. Too conservative.

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HanCholo
04/01/2005

Stanford University 1

The only school in America worse than Newberry.

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joealanb
11/23/2004

Stanford University 4

Top Rated... PLEASE! Narcissus, step awar from the mirror! Ok Stanford is a top Univeristy;a prestigious one. But it is not Harvard or Yale.

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Harpuia
10/06/2004

Stanford University 5

Nice place over there. I heard that they also have a very good law program. Planning to go there someday for grad school.

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californiagirl
10/03/2004

Stanford University 3

I am a senior this year from California looking east. Last year at my high school none of the national merits got into Stanford. Only legacy, athletes and mediocre students. They focus on graduate students and keeping the alumni happy with athletics and legacy. I want an education.

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nick1484
08/31/2004

Stanford University 5

I'm both a Stanford and Harvard grad. Harvard is a great institution, but Stanford's energy, atmosphere, optimism are simply unmatched. For any institution to have have achieved what Stanford has in such a short time is nothing short of astonishing...

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mochi22
06/05/2004

Stanford University 5

Dream school Supreme Cream of the Crop

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jakemr33
05/21/2004

Stanford University 5

This school has shown it has not only superb academics, but an amazing sports program to go with it.

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Enkidu
12/05/2003

Stanford University 5

I went to Cal so I'm supposed to hate Stanford, but I don't. Of course it is a great school. We did have fun cutting up the decals and reassembling the letters to spell SNODFART though. All in good fun.

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absolutefrench
09/23/2003

Stanford University 5

Seriously, I have never seen happier students. I visited my best friend here, and his friends are some of the most brilliant people I ever had the pleasure of hanging out with.

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Mr. Jumbo
09/11/2003

Stanford University 5

Absolutely extra-super #1. This is the school to go in sunny California. It's the one school that doesn't have a weakness. Ten thousand stars.

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foundingfather
07/17/2003

Stanford University 5

Stanford students are the happiest students you will ever see. And why not? It is really paradise there. It is at the top of my list.

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captking
07/17/2003

Stanford University 5

Stanford is the quite simply the finest school in the country. No other school can match its academic prowess across the board. Combined with a stunning campus and beautiful weather -- this is *the* school.

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hentai69
06/06/2003

Stanford University 2

Just an Ivy-League wanna be school. Why do you think big firms on the East Coast don't give a rip about Stanford grads. heck, east coast firms would choose Cornell grads (lower ranked than Stanford) over these Cardinal athletes. West coast colleges produce slackers. Yipeee...pass the football...and batter up baseball fans!

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ndstum
04/29/2003

Stanford University 1

Spend a small fortune to teach yourself whatever it is you're majoring in besides snobbery. Stanford will definitely prepare you...for the country club.

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dream.on
03/25/2003

Stanford University 5

the commitment to academics and the endless options stanford creates for you-- it can't be matched! also, california is the combination of all the climates you can think of, it's great.

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michiko
02/19/2003

Stanford University 2

it's not ivy league..

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Vast05
02/26/2002

Stanford University 1

The people here are elitist and snobbish. It's very frustrating to have your work devaluated because of grade inflation.

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Cardinal_05
12/28/2001

Stanford University 5

You can't possibly beat Stanford's combination of atheltics and academics.

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Weirdmeister
11/18/2001

Stanford University 1

Harvard + Princeton equals great thinking Great thinkers would not want to go and visit Stanford unless it were for a debate contest School's out campers!

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susansandy9
06/11/2001

Stanford University 1

There is something about colleges like this that make a person's overall outlook on life very wrong. The whole personality of Stanford graduates often seems very fake and pretentious. Condescending philanthropy at best and over-inflated yuppie egos at worst, I give Stanford one star. Of course in terms of raw academics (computer science etc.) it is very good.

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James Barnes
05/16/2001

Stanford University 5

The most beautiful university in the world. California climate is the best all over.

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supertech
05/09/2001

Stanford University 5

Stanford gradutes rule even here in the Philippines!!!

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lamark_aa
04/22/2001

Stanford University 1

Stanford isn't too generous when it comes to finacial aid for international students.

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Thomas Noon
04/06/2001

Stanford University 5

How do you compare the likes of Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and 3-5 others at the top of rankings? Stanford is a wonderful place to live, the students are great, the faculty is warm and terrific at teaching in innovative and interesting ways. 5 STARS.

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sperryc
03/26/2001

Stanford University 5

hands down, the coolest campus i've ever set foot on. my girlfriend and I got a little lost while walking around but it was so pretty we really didn't care. But 2 oddities were apparent upon my first visit: 1)we were the only 2 people on campus traveling on foot, i.e. not riding bikes. (NB: it's possible that cyclists will mark you as intruders if you are on foot) 2) on-campus libraries must number in the teens.

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Johnny Ramone
02/22/2001

Stanford University 1

Ivy League Wanna-be.

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chingon
12/08/2000

Stanford University 5

Greatest university in the world. East coast sucks!

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ljav5239rg
03/15/2000

Stanford University 3

can they have a more lax grading system?

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fuzz5159du
03/15/2000

Stanford University 5

Stanford Rules!

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kmfv4404om
02/28/2000

Stanford University 1

Requires way too much compared to other competitive schools.

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[email protected]
01/18/2000

Stanford University 5

Perfect academic atmosphere: made by the students.

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magellan
01/11/2000

Stanford University 5

A wonderful school in a wonderful part of the world. If I had a kid who was looking at schools, I would want them to go here.

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dogb2464du
12/02/1999

Stanford University 4

Everything the guy below me said is true, but it just lacks something for me... I want more than just preparation for future money making out of a school. Maybe a slice of real life. (Yes, I go to Cal, so I'm a bit biased)

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d.fe440et
10/30/1999

Stanford University 5

No other school in the country can match Stanford's mix of first-tier academics, gorgeous campus, the best athletics program in the country (Sears Directors Cup Champion five years in a row), and close ties to Silicon Valley and the world of high-tech and venture capital.

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