Jane and Leland Stanford established the Leland Stanford Junior University, now known as Stanford University in 1885 in honour of their only child, Leland Jr., who died of typhoid fever at the age of 15. Following his death in 1884, the Stanfords resolved to put their fortune to good use by helping other people's children. Stanford is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). The university is also affiliated with the Association of American Universities (AAU), Conceive Design Implement Operate (CDIO) and Space-grant. This university has been ranked 3rd by the QS World University Rankings 2022 whereas the university rankings as declared by THE (Times Higher Education) for the year 2022 ranks Stanford at #3.

History of Stanford University

Stanford’s areas of excellence span seven schools along with research institutes, the arts and athletics. It has an endowment value of $37.8 billion. The faculty works closely with students and conducts groundbreaking research. The university researchers are working on 7,900+ externally sponsored projects worth a total budget of $1.69 billion. Stanford faculty are leaders in their fields with their accomplishments recognized across the disciplines. Today, Stanford has 2,288 members of the professoriate faculty. There are 682 members appointed to endowed professorships. Stanford University's notable alumni include 35 Nobel Prize winners since its founding. Stanford’s Fall 2021 community of scholars includes 10 National Medal of Science recipients,4 Pulitzer Prize winners, 6 National Humanities Medal recipients, 3 Kavli Prize laureates and 7 A.M. Turing Award winners while on faculty. There are currently more than 220,000 Stanford alumni all around the world.

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Exams Required

# Exams Accepted Minimum Score Required
PTE 60

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# Monthly Expenses Costs
Average Tution AUD 32800





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