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Stanford University

Educational Resources

Libraries

There are 14 main or branch libraries and five coordinate libraries on campus. Main or branch libraries: Art and Architecture Library, Branner Earth Sciences Library, Cecil H. Green Library, Cubberley Education Library, East Asia Library, Engieering Library, Falconer Biology Library, J. Henry Meyer Memorial Library, Mathematical and Computer Sciences Library, Miller LIbrary at Hopkins Marine Station, Music Library--Archive of Recorded Sound, Physics Library, Stanford Auxiliary Library, Swain Library of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; the coordinate libraries are the Crown Law Library, the Hoover Institution of War, Revolution and Peace, the J. Hugh Jackson Library in the Graduate School of Business, the Lane Medical Library and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Library.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 8,267,412 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 52,000 current serial subscriptions.
  • 5,745,423 microforms.
  • 1,534,751 Audio/Visual items.
  • 365,000 e-books.

Museums & Art

The Hopkins Marine Station, the Iris & Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, the Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, and the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. There are 13 independent laboratories, centers and institutes at Stanford and three national and international research centers, including the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the Department of Plant Biology in the Carnegie Institution in Washington, and the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 1,500 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 400 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 80 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 550 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 375 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 5,000 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other

Counseling

career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 91% of students live in school housing.

Types of housing available

  • 13% of housing units are Singles.
  • 60% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 10% of housing units are Triples.
  • 12% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 5% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 78 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 90% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 94% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Stanford Pow Wow, Viennese Ball, Full Moon on the Quad, Big Game, Gaities
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 640 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, many other honor societies
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Baha'i, Buddhist, Campus Crusade for Christ, Campus Evangelistic Fellowship, Canterbury Episcopal, Catholic, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Chinese Christian Fellowship, Christian Science, Church of Christ, Cornerstone, Harvest Christian Fellowship, Hillel, Hindu Students Council, Humanist Community, ISCO, Intervarsiy Undergrad, Islamic Society, LDS Student Association, Lutheran, Orthodox Campus Fellowship, Parakaleo Christian Ministries, ReJoyce in Jesus Campus Fellowship, Society of Friends/Quaker, Sports Challenge, Tabletalk Peninsula Bible Church, Trinity Lutheran, Unitarian Universalists, United Campus Christian Ministry, World Peace Buddhists, Zoroastrian Community
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Centers and houses: Black Community Services Center, Committee on Black Performing Arts, Ujamaa, Muwekma-Tah-Ruk, Native American Cultural Center/American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Program, Asian American Activities Center, Asian American Interactive Mentoring, kada House, Casa Zapata, El Centro Chicano; Groups: There are 103, including the Society of Black Scientists and Engineers, Stanford Black Pre-Medical Organization, American Indian Scientists and Engineering Society, Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Society, Black Pre-Law Society, Chicanos in Health Education, Stanford Society of Chicano/Latino Engineers and Scientists, Barrio Assistance, Asian American Theater Project, Mariachi Cardenal de Stanford, Alaska Native Students, Argentinos en Stanford, Armenian Students Association, Asian American Students Association, Ballet Folklorico de Stanford, Black Business Students, Black Student Union, Cherokee Student Group, French Stanford Students Club, International Undergraduate Community, Kuumba Dance Ensemble, Muslim Students Awareness Network, Pilipino American Student Union, Stanford American Indian Organization, Stanford Japanese Association, Stanford Serbian Student Society, Taiwanese Cultural Society, Thai-American Intercultural Society, etc.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Society of Women Engineers, Society of Black Engineers, Stanford Debate Society, Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Association, Stanford Mathematical Organization, Women in Computer Science, Women in Electrical Engineering, Cardinal Competitive Cheer, Sailing Club, Jujitsu Club, Ski and Snowboard Club, Stanford Polo Club, Stanford Judo Club Team, Stanford Rugby, Barrio Assitance, Alternative Spring Break, Artspan, East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring, Future Social Innovators Network, I Have a Dream, Science and Environmental Education, Stanford Project on Hunger, Stanford Habitat for Humanity, Stanford Human Rights Forum, Basmati Raas, Jam Pac'd, Bent Spoon Dance Company, Ram's Head Theatrical Society, Stanford Ballroom Dance Team, Stanford Improvisors, Stanford Film Society, Stanford Cooking Club, Stanford Concert Network, Stanford Shakespeare Society, Stanford Taiko, Student Organizing Committee for the Arts, Jewish Queers, Zoot Suit Week, The Bridge Peer Counseling Center, Amnesty International, Animal Rights on the Farm, Speakers Bureau, Out4Biz, Stanford Air Force Club, Stanford in Government, Stanford Students for Life, Students for a Sustainable Stanford, Stanford Outing Club, Quiz Bowl Club, Stanford Chess Club, Stanford Windsurfing Club
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Stanford Daily (daily), Stanford Review (monthly), Reorient Magazine (biannual), Sauti (biannual), Stanford Chaparral (six times per year)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): San Jose (20), San Francisco (35)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Palo Alto (1)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Palo Alto (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 15 fraternities
  • 7 fraternity houses
  • There are 11 sororities
  • 3 sorority houses

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Santa Clara University)
  • Navy ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of California--Berkeley)
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (San Jose University)
  • Additional Policies

    honor code, hazing prohibited, other

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