is a private educational institution in the United States
. It was founded in 1885 by former California Governor Leland Stanford and his wife, Jane. Legally known as Leland Stanford Junior University
, it was named in memory of the Stanfords' only child, Leland, Jr., who died of typhoid.
The University has a total of seven schools
and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs
in the fields of Business, Education, Engineering, Humanities and Sciences, Law
, Medicine, and Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences.
Stanford University has consistently been one of the top universities in the world. It is ranked #2 and has been in the top 10 since 2014 in the QS World University Rankings
. It is also ranked #3 and has been in the top 5 for almost 10 years in the THE World University Rankings