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Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Stanford University is a unique place of learning, discovery, expression and innovation. Opening in 1891, Stanford's broad liberal arts curriculum was created "to qualify students for personal success and direct usefulness in life." Its academic excellence spans seven graduate and three undergraduate schools. Stanford is home to eminent faculty, renowned institutes, state-of-the-art research facilities and an array of world-class venues in the arts and athletics.

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