Stanford University, officially named Leland Stanford Junior University, is a prestigious private research university in Stanford, California. It is one of the top universities in the world, with the highest undergraduate selectivity in the United States. It's 8,180 campus is the largest in the country. One of the top American fundraising institutions, it was the first university in the world to raise more than $1 billion annually.
It was founded in 1885 by Leland Stanford, and all tuition was free until 1920.