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The Student Experience

Stanford Engineering is known for its academic rigor and unparalleled research. Here, you can pursue your passion to build sustainable urban systems, develop new modes of transportation and discover how to cure diseases with the help of technology.

We’re also known for our breathtaking campus,  the hundreds of student groups that help you connect and access to research opportunities and mentorship. With several departments, institutes, centers and labs, the School of Engineering offers you countless ways to create your own impact, in and out of the classroom.

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Mechanical Engineering

I challenge future students to expand their idea of what it means to be a successful engineer.

Stanford Summer Engineering Academy

I was intimidated by Stanford and its academic culture at first, especially in engineering.

Person laying on grass in the Engineering Quad.

More than 90 percent of undergraduates and more than 50 percent of graduate students live on campus. What started as a horse farm now is home to more than 700 buildings and 43,000 trees.

People walking through the quad.

Museums, sports and even a shopping center. Whatever you are looking for, chances are you can find it on the Farm. And with more than 600 student groups, you can find someone to do it with you.

Students working in a lab

The University provides graduate students with several housing opportunities, subsidized public transportation for those off campus and many recreation opportunities. For those with families, the University offers family housing, campus child care, and a stellar local school district.