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Stanford University was founded in 1885 and is located in the Bay Area of California, approximately 30 miles south of San Francisco. More over half of the student body pursues graduate study. The institution is made up of seven schools, several of which are highly regarded for graduate-level study. Three of the schools provide undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts and sciences, earth sciences, and engineering, respectively. Only graduate-level degrees are available in business, law, education, and medical schools. Stanford's academic calendar is based on a quarter system, and English is the medium of teaching.

International students make up around 8% of the undergraduate student body and 30% of the graduate student body. Freshmen are guaranteed student housing for four years, and more than 90% of undergraduates reside on campus.

Stanford also provides housing for incoming graduate students during their first year. More than 60% of graduate students and roughly 30% of faculty members reside on campus. More than 9.3 million physical volumes are housed in Stanford's library system, which includes 20 libraries. Stanford's research budget has surpassed $1 billion, including governmental cash for initiatives at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy lab run by Stanford. Every year, around 3,400 scientists from across the world use SLAC's facilities. Every year, up to 1,000 scientific articles based on lab research are published.

Stanford University is ranked #3 in Best Global Universities and  ranked #3 in QS World University Rankings.

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