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Stanford University

450 Serra Mall, Palo Alto, CA 94305-2004
+1 650-723-2300
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Brilliant Environment

So relaxing and nicely maintained. Looked like a park than a University. You can feel all the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
Best College Campus in the World?

Stanford is the dominant icon in an area known for icons. Before Silicon Valley, there was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Menlo Park, California
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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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450 Serra Mall, Palo Alto, CA 94305-2004
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Reviewed 4 days ago

So relaxing and nicely maintained. Looked like a park than a University. You can feel all the energy of the bright sparks

Thank TimHenry80
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stanford is the dominant icon in an area known for icons. Before Silicon Valley, there was Stanford, and without Stanford there would be no Silicon Valley. It is a drop dead gorgeous campus - huge and bucolic, but easily navigated on a human scale, it's...More

Thank 99limaromeo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is a great university and a good place to visit. many social & academic activities. you can spend all day here

Thank Song Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You feel the brains just by being on this extraordinary campus. The two art museums are true musts. No wonder it is one of the most selective universities in the world.

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

PArk your car near the visitor center (Athletic area) and join the free tour. In one hour you get the basics. Loved it..

1  Thank Arthur_Hoogeveen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great university to visit. Can’t describe all the beautiful features it has. I’ve visited lve league campus’s, UF,UNC and many more. All were impressive but none compare to Stanford.

Thank Gary N
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Enjoyed a beautiful Sunday morning strolling around the main Campus area. Nice architecture, fountains, and landscaping.

Thank NewMexBound
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Stanford University campus is architecturally striking and represents a mixture of styles, based on a central theme of red roofs and tan walls. The main campus entrance is via Palm Drive -- a long straight road lined with palms trees with a view of Memorial...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Very friendly people. Great amenities and weather with plenty of places to eat, lounge, meander, walk, ride, and learn.

Thank Carlos H
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Having spent time on the respective campuses of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and UPenn, I was overwhelmed after visiting Stanford. The areas inclusive of the campus are absolutely vast and beautiful. Goregeous facilities and a great sense of authentic community embodied my experience. Cactus garden and...More

Thank Joseph R
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13 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
8 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
11 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