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Stanford University

450 Serra Mall, Palo Alto, CA 94305-2004
+1 650-723-2300
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make sure you take the tour, the students doing the tour were pretty good. you will learn more from... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Feng L
Toronto, Canada
Only as a visitor - Not as a Student!

Happy to be in a world class University! This university was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Bengaluru, India
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Breeding ground for Silicon Valley businesses. The founders of Hewlett Packard, Yahoo!, and Sun Microsystems all passed through the doors of this institution.
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“beautiful campus” (218 reviews)
“memorial church” (98 reviews)
“hoover tower” (108 reviews)
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450 Serra Mall, Palo Alto, CA 94305-2004
+1 650-723-2300
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

make sure you take the tour, the students doing the tour were pretty good. you will learn more from the tour. no need to book ahead, it is a walk in tour

Thank Feng L
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Happy to be in a world class University! This university was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age of 15 the previous year. Stanford was a former...More

Thank Cshastry2
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Wow, you must spend here at least few moments. Monumental buildings, spirit of the place. Don’t miss.

Thank Jaroslav K
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Wish I was young and bright, so I could go study at this beautiful place!!!! Can highly recommend a visit to Stanford university:-)))

Thank Katharina E
Reviewed 4 October 2017

It dose not matter where you go.. always the service and product are the best! I love the art museum restaurant.

Thank Mar F
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

HUGE and beautiful campus - the style of all the buildings are highly consistent, making it very pleasant to view the campus from any angle. Don't miss the class plaque and time capsule at the entrance of the Memorial Church. The Stanford Bookstore offered some...More

Thank Rachel Z
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Due to the large size of the campus, I recommend starting with a trip up Hoover Tower to get a view of the entire campus. Then walk through the main quad and target the departments that are of particular interest to future students. Do not...More

Thank naokofujii
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The campus is beautiful and well maintained. The 'hidden' wooden benches and small table garden settings are tucked in everywhere!

Thank Stationaloha
Reviewed 28 September 2017

I walked the grounds and this is one beautiful campus. Shuttle service takes to the train which is convenient. The mountain background is very spectacular.

Thank Steve N
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Went their for a quick tour and found the campus very beautiful and calming. The buildings there had some great architectures and it was buzzing with students and visitors. Must visit when in Bay Area.

Thank Anand1351
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14 October 2017|
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Response from Bill G | Reviewed this property |
I would say to just avoid on campus driving and parking. I'd stay on the perimeter (maybe park at a shopping center) and walk in because parking is tight, traffic on campus is very slow with people arriving, and it takes... More
Pamela B
9 July 2017|
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Response from SanFrancisco2ofUS | Reviewed this property |
You can book walking tours online. Got to visit.stanford.edu website and following the instructions.
Nancy F
12 June 2016|
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Response from L0ve2TravL4Fun | Reviewed this property |
You can easily just help yourself and do a self-guided tour. Otherwise participate in an official Campus Walking Tour and spend an hour with a student guide exploring the highlights of Stanford’s beautiful campus. A great... More