1. Stanford University is a research institution located in the California town of the same name.
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5. Stanford University reduced its dependence on the automobile by adding campus housing and the free Marguerite shuttle, named after a 19th-century horse that pulled a jitney between campus and Palo Alto.
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7. Stanford University Marketing is a student group that provides students hands on training through research and strategy consulting projects with Fortune 500 clients, as well as workshops led by people from industry and professors in the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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8. Stanford University has won the award for the top-ranked Division 1 athletic program—the NACDA Directors' Cup, formerly known as the Sears Cup—annually for the past twenty-three straight years.
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9. Stanford University is a member of the Pac-12 Conference in most sports, the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in several other sports, and the America East Conference in field hockey with the participation in the inter-collegiate NCAA's Division I FBS.
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13. Stanford University is the alma mater of 30 living billionaires and 17 astronauts, and is one of the leading producers of members of the United States Congress.
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14. Stanford University was a US Senator and former Governor of California who made his fortune as a railroad tycoon.
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15. Stanford University is known for its academic strength, wealth, proximity to Silicon Valley, and ranking as one of the world's top universities.
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27. Stanford University is home to the Cantor Center for Visual Arts museum with 24 galleries, sculpture gardens, terraces, and a courtyard first established in 1891 by Jane and Leland Stanford as a memorial to their only child.
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28. Stanford University was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford, dedicated to Leland Stanford Jr, their only child.
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30. Stanford University struggled financially after the death of Leland Stanford in 1893 and again after much of the campus was damaged by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
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