Stanford University opened its doors in 1891, and has been one of the finest and most highly-regarded American universities ever since. Its 8,000-acre campus is one of the most beautiful in the nation, offering room to explore as well as carefully-crafted residential and academic spaces for study and comfortable California living.
With its palm trees, breathtaking views of the Santa Cruz mountains, Spanish architecture and sunny 70-degree days, Stanford University is an idyllic setting for The Great Books Summer Program. The Cantor Center for Visual Arts features one of the largest collections of Rodin sculptures outside of France. Hardy souls can climb the 14 floors of the Hoover Observation Tower to enjoy a panoramic view of the Bay area.