Hi, my name is Professor Renee Willis from Competitive Edge Education and Business Services. We prepare students for their college experience. Today, we're going to talk about Stanford University.Stanford University is a leading university recognized all over the world. After six years of planning, Stanford opened its doors in October 1891. The university was founded by Leland and Jane Stanford, who established the university in memory of their only child, Leland Jr., who died of typhoid fever at 15.Stanford University is located on over 8,000 picturesque acres in Stanford, California, which is between San Francisco and San Jose. Stanford is a private university and is considered one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions.Stanford boast a world class research facility. Students have the opportunity to work on faculty research or develop their own research projects. Some of Stanford's famous alumni include: actor Ted Danson and beloved newscaster Ted Koppell. Stanford competes in over 34 varsity sports and its alumni include golfer Tiger Woods and tennis legend John McEnroe. Did you know that, annually, Stanford manages several billion dollars in an endowment funds and consolidated assets?The Stanford alumni, faculty, corporations and Board of Directors are actively involved in the success of the students and sustainability of the schools. Students with a future vision in the medical field, computer technology and international business to name just a few, would thrive at Stanford University.I'm Renee Willis, thanks for watching, and for more information, please visit About.com.