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Stanford University Near Palo Alto

One of the world's great institutions of higher education, Stanford University near Palo Alto is private research school with a beautiful 8,180-acre campus. With an incredible collegiate reputation, Stanford University awards degrees that shine like diamonds on resumes. Visit the campus to get a taste of college life, dine at one of the school's eateries and climb up to the top of Hoover Tower for a panoramic view of the entire area.


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Athletic matches, art shows and a plethora of student events


  • Soak in the spirit of higher education and feel the students' unbridled optimism
  • Head to the top of Hoover Tower for a panoramic view of the campus
  • Sign up for a guided tour, led by a Stanford student
  • Eat at one of the campus dining halls

Cactus Garden

Designed in the late 1880s, Stanford’s unique Arizona Garden is a historic collection of succulents and cacti. Stroll the scenic garden and look for yucca, pricky pear,agave plants and more.

Campus History

With a beautiful campus and school is known the world over for excellence in higher education, Stanford University took six years of planning and building to open. The first student body consisted of 555 men and women with 15 professors, and Stanford quickly became one of the foremost educational institutions on the West Coast, if notthe world.


Does the school have a tour?

Yes, you can take a one-hour, student-led walking tour of the campus every day at 11AM or 3:15PM. Otherwise, pick up a self-guided tour map and walk around the beautiful campus at your own pace.

What time does the Hoover Tower close?

The Hoover Tower closes at 4PM, and the last tickets are sold at 3:50PM.

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