Stanford University, established in 1891, is a private research university located in the California Bay Area. It is home to approximately 7,000 undergraduates, the majority of whom opt to stay on-campus all four years. Its campus, nicknamed The Farm, is gorgeous, adorned with mission revival-style architecture. Apart from its top-notch academics, student entrepreneurship and renowned faculty, the university also has a booming social scene! It hosts several student organizations, including the Pre-Business Association, theater & music groups, and has a prominent Greek scene. Every game is a big game for the Stanford Cardinals; with its extremely talented tennis, golf and women’s basketball teams. It also has a student-run matching band, with its unofficial mascot, the “tree”, turning heads. Stanford traditions include the notorious Full Moon on the Quad, and its location in Palo Alto open doors to the city’s exciting culture & nightlife. It’s also a short distance away from a weekend at San Francisco or the beaches at Santa Cruz. Notable Stanford alumni include Google co-founder Larry Page and actress Reese Witherspoon. Stanford, with its enterprising student body and opportunities, routinely makes it to the top of the nation’s “dream school” lists.