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Stanford University

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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The second best university in the world according to our latest rankings, Stanford University ranks among the top five universities in the world across all QS subject areas:

  • Art and humanities
  • Engineering and technology
  • Life sciences and medicine
  • Social sciences and management
  • Natural sciences

Based in Silicon Valley in California, tucked away between the green rolling hills of San Jose and the heights of San Francisco, Stanford University’s manicured lawn has been trodden on by some of the world’s brightest researchers, tech entrepreneurs and influencers of our generation, including Elon Musk, Sergei Brin, Peter Thiel, John Kennedy and Larry Page.

This institute is rated 5 Stars based on 4 categories.
Research
Facilities
Innovation
Specialist Criteria
7
2014
7
2015
=3
2016
2
2017
  • 98.60
    Overall Score
  • 100
    Academic Reputation
  • 100
    Employer Reputation
  • 99.5
    Faculty Student
  • 97.6
    International Faculty
  • 72.8
    International Students
  • 99.9
    Citations per Faculty
  • 90.4
    Arts and Humanities
  • 94.9
    Engineering and Technology
  • 92.1
    Life Sciences and Medicine
  • 95.1
    Natural Science
  • 92.8
    Social Sciences and Management
2
2014
2
2015
2
2016
2
2017
  • 93.60
    Overall Score
  • 87.6
    Academic Reputation
  • 99.4
    Citations per Paper
  • 95.4
    Employer Reputation
  • 100
    H-index Citations
1
2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 95.90
    Overall Score
  • 100
    Employer Reputation
  • 97.4
    Partnerships with Employers
  • 100
    Alumni Outcomes
  • 93.2
    Employer-Student Connections
  • 75.5
    Graduate Employment Rate
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
4,140
International
1,972

Number of students

15,845
Postgraduate 56%
Undergraduate 44%

Number of international students

3,555
Postgraduate 84%
Undergraduate 16%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.