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<ul><li><p>Office of Undergraduate AdmissionMontag Hall 355 Galvez StreetStanford, California 94305-6106</p><p>This viewbook was printed with soy ink on chlorine-free paper and wood grown in naturally regenerated forests. The paper was manufactured in a mill powered by hydro power (one of the cleanest forms of energy) using continually recycled water.</p><p>STANFORD </p><p>UNIVERSITY</p><p>2013</p><p>The wind of freedom . . .</p><p>222558_CVR_CS6_R3.indd 1 9/27/12 1:02 PM</p></li><li><p>FREEDOM.</p><p>Its in the place: a spectacular campus in the high-tech mecca of Silicon Valley, where pioneering spirit meets 21st-century possibility . . . . . . . . . . . . 2</p><p>At a Glance 4 </p><p>5IF$BNQVTr5IF3FHJPOr4JMJDPO7BMMFZ 615</p><p>Its in the mission: to overcome our times seemingly intractable challenges through open and fearless inquiry and action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16</p><p>At a Glance 18</p><p>6OEFSHSBEVBUF'JFMETPG4UVEZr5IF4DIPPMTr 'SFTINBO4FNJOBSTr4PQIPNPSF$PMMFHFr4UVEFOU 3FTFBSDIr6OJWFSTJUZ3FTFBSDIr3FTFBSDI3FTPVSDFTr &amp;OWJSPONFOUBM'JFMEXPSLr4FSWJDFr5IF"SUT 2041</p><p>Its in the people: gifted, high-achieving, sharing worlds of ideas and experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42</p><p>At a Glance 44</p><p>$POOFDUJPOTr4UVEFOU4UPSJFTr'BDVMUZBOE/PCFMJTUTr 4UVEFOU0SHBOJ[BUJPOTr5SBEJUJPOTr"UIMFUJDTr4QJSJUr 3FTJEFOUJBM-JGFr$BSFFS%FWFMPQNFOUr"MVNOJ 4667</p><p>"ENJTTJPOBOE'JOBODJBM"JEm</p><p>222558_TXT_CS6_R1.indd 1 9/21/12 9:07 PM</p></li><li><p>Stanfords motto, Die Luft der Freiheit weht </p><p>which translates as the wind of freedom blows appears on the Universitys seal </p><p>and has been a touchstone throughout its 121-year history.</p><p>Location</p><p>Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanfords 8,180 acres reach from the rural foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains to the bustling Stanford Shopping Center on the northern end of campus.</p><p>Faculty</p><p>Currently, Stanford has 1,934 faculty. Since Stanfords founding, 27 faculty members have won the Nobel Prize. There is a 5:1 student-to-faculty ratio, and 75 percent of classes have 15 students or fewer.</p><p>Students</p><p>Stanford enrolls about 6,850 undergraduates and 8,380 graduate students. Among undergraduates, 52 percent are men, 48 percent are women. Twenty-one percent of students are Asian Ameri-can, 14 percent Latino/a, 10 percent African Ameri-can, 8 percent international (from more than 89 countries) and 3 percent American Indian, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian. </p><p>Academic Programs</p><p>Stanford o!ers 70+ areas of undergraduate study in three schools: the School of Humanities and Sciences, with more than 50 depart-ments and interdisciplinary programs; the School of Engineering, with nine departments, more than 240 faculty members and more than 30 research centers; and the School of Earth Sciences, with seven </p><p>departments and inter- disciplinary programs. Stanfords seven graduate schools include the School of Education, Graduate School of Business, Law School, School of Humanities and Sciences, School of Earth Sciences, School of Engineer-ing and School of Medicine.</p><p>Residential Life</p><p>All students are guaranteed four years of campus housing, and all freshmen are required to live on campus. With more than 95 percent of Stanford students living on campus, the University has a vibrant residential community.</p><p>Athletics</p><p>Stanford athletics has been named the most successful program in NCAAs Division I in each of the past 18 years. The Department of Athletics o!ers 35 varsity sports19 for women, 15 for men and one coedin which about 800 students participate. Students also participate in 33 club and more than 25 intramural sports. </p><p>Off-Campus Study</p><p>Approximately 44 percent of undergraduates take the opportunity to study abroad at one of Stanfords 11 overseas campuses in Beijing, Berlin, Brisbane, Cape Town, Florence, Kyoto, Madrid, Moscow, Oxford, Paris and Santiago. Programs last from one quarter to a year. Other o!-campus study includes the Bing Stanford in Washington Program, Hopkins Marine Station and exchange programs with Dartmouth College, Howard University, Morehouse College and Spelman College.</p><p>Visiting</p><p>Discover Stanford, a two-part tour that includes a student-led campus tour followed by a one-hour information session, is speci"cally geared toward prospective undergraduates and their families. Online reservations are required. </p><p>Admission</p><p>Stanford sets no minimum "gures for grade point average, test scores or class rank, but the majority of admitted students have a 4.0 GPA, rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class and score above 700 on each of the sections of the SAT, and/or above 30 on the ACT. In recent years, 6.6 percent of those who applied were admitted.</p><p>Application Deadlines</p><p>Restrictive Early Action: November 1</p><p>Regular Decision: January 1</p><p>Transfer: March 15</p><p>Financial Aid</p><p>Stanfords admission program is need-blind for U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents, and the Financial Aid O#ce awards all aid (with the exception of athletic scholarships) on the basis of demonstrated "nancial need. Families who make below $60,000 are not expected to pay toward any of their sons or daughters educational expenses (tuition, room or board), and families who make below $100,000 are not expected to pay tuition. </p><p>While students are expected to contribute, they are no longer expected to borrow loans to pay for their education. </p><p>Contact Information</p><p>O#ce of Undergraduate Admission Stanford University Montag Hall 355 Galvez Street Stanford, California 94305-6106</p><p>T 650.723.2091 F 650.725.2846 </p><p>Email: Freshman applicants </p><p>Transfer applicants</p><p>International applicants intl.admission@</p><p></p><p>Nondiscrimination Policy: Stanford University admits quali!ed students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. Consistent with its obligations under the law, Stanford prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in the administration of the Universitys programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this nondiscrimination policy: the Director of Diversity and Access O"ce, Mariposa House, 585 Capistrano Way, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-8230; 650.723.0755 (voice), 650.723.1216 (TTY), 650.723.1791 (fax), (email). The Clery Act: Stanford University complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. Stanfords policies and statistics under this act are posted on the Department of Public Safety website at A paper copy can be obtained by calling the Stanford Department of Public Safety at 650.723.9633.</p><p>NCSDO S28038 8.12</p><p>STANFORD AT A GLANCE</p><p>222558_CVR_CS6_R2.indd 2 9/26/12 10:38 AM</p></li><li><p>Its in the</p><p>2</p><p>222558_TXT_CS6_R2.indd 2 9/22/12 10:50 AM</p></li><li><p>Stanfords locationat the westernmost edge of what was once called the New Worldsets the stage for what happens here. Only 12 decades old, free from constraints of long tradition and primed for exploration, the University serves as a catalyst for creativity and innovation that extends the cultural reach of San Francisco, fuels and draws strength from Silicon Valley, and sends its in!uence around the globe.</p><p>Stanfords campus combines attributes of a movie set and a resort with some of the most advanced facilities anywhere in a location that enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine per year.</p><p>3</p><p>222558_TXT_CS6_R2.indd 3 9/22/12 10:50 AM</p></li><li><p>The Place &gt; At a Glance 8,180acres on campus60 percent of which remain open</p><p>24galleries and</p><p>30,000 objects in the Cantor Arts Center </p><p>More than</p><p>70 outdoor sculptures, including 20 works by Auguste Rodin </p><p>43,000trees</p><p>140retail stores at Stanford Shopping Center (just o! the northern end of campus)</p><p>Typical daytime temperatures in the </p><p>70s and 80s (summer)50s and 60s (winter)</p><p>25fountains</p><p>More than</p><p>690major buildings </p><p>Stanfords athletic facilities include the</p><p>50,000-seat Stanford Stadium, 6,786-yard Stanford Golf Course, 7,329-seat Maples Pavilion, 4,000-seat Sunken Diamond, 14-court Taube Family Tennis Stadium and 2,500-seat Avery Aquatic Complex </p><p>43buses in the 15-route Marguerite transportation system</p><p>44</p><p>222558_TXT_CS6_R4.indd 4 9/27/12 12:44 PM</p></li><li><p>150-foot diameter radio telescope, known as the Dish, located in the Stanford foothills </p><p>1,189-acre Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve located near campus </p><p>2-mile-long linear accelerator at the U.S. Department of Energys Stanford-operated SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory </p><p>11Stanford sites in the Bing Overseas Studies program (in which one-third of BMMTUVEFOUTQBSUJDJQBUF#FJKJOH$IJOBr#FSMJO(FSNBOZr#SJTCBOF"VTUSBMJBr$BQF5PXO4PVUI"GSJDBr'MPSFODF*UBMZr,ZPUP+BQBOr.BESJE4QBJOr.PTDPX3VTTJBr0YGPSE6OJUFE,JOHEPNr1BSJT'SBODFr4BOUJBHP$IJMF</p><p>80residential housing facilities</p><p>An estimated</p><p>12,000 bike rack spaces</p><p>1 post o! ce, " re department and campus police service</p><p>285-GPPU)PPWFS5PXFS with an observation platform and carillon of 48 bells </p><p>19libraries with more than 8.5 million physical volumes</p><p>20,000colors in the tile mosaics of nonsectarian Stanford Memorial Church, dedicated in 1903 </p><p>More than</p><p>30 dining options</p><p>5</p><p>222558_TXT_CS6_R3.indd 5 9/25/12 8:33 PM</p></li><li><p>On his way to a carnitas burrito at The Treehouse in </p><p>Tresidder Memorial Union before a student government meeting</p><p>Planning to meet a friend for an afternoon !ction reading </p><p>by Tobias Wol" in the Creative Writing Program</p><p>Getting AroundStudents look for the easiest and most efficient ways to reach the many resources on campusand bicycling is among the most popular. Skateboards, roller blades, motor scooterseven electric golf cartsalso contribute freedom of movement, along with Stanfords free Marguerite shuttle buses. </p><p>Contemplating conic sections and parametric </p><p>equations as he traverses the circle, headed </p><p>from Math 52</p><p>6</p><p>222558_TXT_CS6_R4.indd 6 9/27/12 12:44 PM</p></li><li><p>Heading to the Oval to play Frisbee with friends from the </p><p>Enchanted Broccoli Forest co-op</p><p>Trying out her latest invention a no-spill co!ee holderen route to a workout at one of the "ve pools on campus </p><p>Minutes from reviewing his honors thesis with Professor Dement, the worlds leading sleep scientist </p><p>Will catch the Marguerite shuttle to the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve to conduct environmental research on vegetation diversity</p><p>7</p><p>222558_TXT_CS6_R4.indd 7 9/27/12 12:44 PM</p></li><li><p>8222558_TXT_CS6_R1.indd 8 9/21/12 9:08 PM</p></li><li><p>Being HereStanfords campus is a city unto itself; just being here is an adventure in exploration. Fortunately, students have plenty of time to take it all in as they !nd their favorite spaces. From the welcoming O"ce of Undergraduate Admission to student housing, athletic, library and dining facilities all over campus, Stanford students make themselves at home and make their home re#ect who they are: balanced, accomplished and enterprising.</p><p>9</p><p>222558_TXT_CS6_R1.indd 9 9/21/12 9:08 PM</p></li><li><p>The Long View When Leland Stanford set aside the acreage of his horse farm on the southernmost tip of San Francisco Bay to found Stanford University, he stipulated that the land could never be sold. Today, 60 percent of that land remains open spaceincluding some 43,000 trees, three lakes and rolling foothills that overlook the inner campus.</p><p>Foothill trails provide access to Stanfords radio telescopic Dish and </p><p>are ideal for hiking and jogging.</p><p>Lake Lagunita is a site of recreation for students and the </p><p>California tiger salamander.</p><p>10</p><p>222558_TXT_CS6_R2.indd 10 9/22/12 11:01 AM</p></li><li><p>The Stanford Equestrian Team maintains the tradition of the original Farm at the Red Barn Equestrian Center, where students practice for competi-tions in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. </p><p>The red tile roofs of Stanfords Mission-inspired buildings unify and de! ne the campus. </p><p>San Francisco Bay is about four miles from campus.</p><p>The city of Palo Alto adjoins Stanford to the east.</p><p> 11</p><p>222558_TXT_CS6_R2.indd 11 9/22/12 12:16 PM</p></li><li><p>Out and AboutWith San Francisco only 35 miles to the north, Palo Alto right next door and San Josethe third-largest city in California and the 10th largest in the U.S.20 miles south, students enjoy a region rich not only in opportunity but also in culture and entertainment. </p><p>12</p><p>222558_TXT_CS6_R2.indd 12 9/22/12 11:03 AM</p></li><li><p>13</p><p>222558_TXT_CS6_R2.indd 13 9/22/12 11:03 AM</p></li><li><p>San Francisco</p><p>Stanfords geographic position and surrounding topography can be clearly seen in this Google Earth map. Using data collected by NASAs Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, Googlefounded by Stanford graduatesbrings Web-based geospatial mapping to personal computers around the world.</p><p>INNOVISION</p><p>Starting with University-industry partnerships created by a Stanford provost decades agoand fueled by the spirit of entrepreneurship in Stanford faculty and graduatesSilicon Valley emerged and gained worldwide attention as a locus for the high-technology revolution. (Forbes magazine recently noted that Stanford ranks #2 in the nation for the number of students who have become billionaires.) But not all Stanford entrepreneurs go high-tech; all told, Stanford people have helped start or lead more than 3,000 companiesincluding the ones on these pagesin industries from publishing and health food to ! nancial services and wine making.</p><p>STANFORD</p><p>At the base of the Peninsulajust west of the southern-most tip of San Francisco Baythe Stanford campus sits in the Santa Clara Valley, more commonly known as Silicon Valley, " anked by the Santa Cruz Mountains to the southwest and the Diablo Range to the northeast. On the Peninsulas western edge (at lower left) is the Paci! c Oceanabout 20 miles from campus.</p><p>14</p><p>222558_TXT_CS6_R2.indd 14 9/22/12 11:04 AM</p></li><li><p>Not only is the University set amidst a vital economic and cultural landscape, it also is surrounded by some of the nations most magni! cent regions for natural beauty and outdoor recreation. From the vineyards of Napa and Sonoma Valleys to the ski slopes of Tahoe, from the wilds of Yosemite to the cli" s of Big Sur, destinations that clear the mind and refresh the spirit are only a day trip away.</p><p>Silicon Valley</p><p>15</p><p>In 1939, in this unassuming garage in Palo Alto, David Packard, 34, Engineering 39, and William Hewlett, 34, Engineering 39, developed their ideas in a partnership that led to the creation of Hewlett-Packard and the rise of Silicon Valley. Their ! rst large orderfrom Walt Disney Productionswas for oscillators that were used in the making of Fantasia.</p><p>Big Sur</p><p>Los Angeles</p><p>RenoLake Tahoe</p><p>YosemiteSan Francisco</p><p>Paci!cOcean</p><p>MontereySan Jose</p><p>NapaSonoma</p><p>222558_TXT_CS6_R3.indd 15 9/25/12 6:27 P...</p></li></ul>