We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Stanford University

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 450 Serra Mall, Palo Alto, CA 94305
Phone Number:
+1 650-723-2300
Today
08:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 15:30
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Description:

Breeding ground for Silicon Valley businesses. The founders of Hewlett...

Breeding ground for Silicon Valley businesses. The founders of Hewlett Packard, Yahoo!, and Sun Microsystems all passed through the doors of this institution.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,250 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 750
    Excellent
  • 143
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
World class University

I wanted to look for a short course, so I visited the university. It was difficult to find a parking spot, until I got one. Overall, I like the environment. I continue searching... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
AnggyGustiza
,
Jakarta, Indonesia
Add Photo Write a Review

1,250 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 912: English reviews
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
100 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wanted to look for a short course, so I visited the university. It was difficult to find a parking spot, until I got one. Overall, I like the environment. I continue searching for short course via internet, after feeling comfortable visiting the University complex.

Helpful?
Thank AnggyGustiza
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Graduated from there a long time ago but was there again with my daughter for a campus visit. A key feature of the campus of this great university is its expanse; the campus tour took us to the key buildings in the heart of the campus (the main quad) but there was so much more. We spent some time visiting... More 

Helpful?
Thank ECWorld
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful location in Palo Alto, about 35 miles south of San Francisco. Classic, Spanish inspired architecture, outstanding athletic facilities, 8,000 acres to roam around on bike or foot, an iconic church in the middle of the quad and academic facilities and achievements second to none. Well worth the visit.

Helpful?
Thank travelingman921
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the campus during a work trip to Palo Alto. I walked around in the late afternoon hours and it was very pleasant. Great to see smart people working hard to obtain a good education. I felt inspired after my short time here. :)

Helpful?
Thank Leo Y
Medford, Oregon
Level Contributor
79 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here many times yet I still get lost on this gorgeous, sprawling campus. The Spanish-style architecture is simply lovely as are the overarching trees and other landscaping. I have a LOT of great memories here. Just be sure you use your GPS!

Helpful?
Thank blissfulliving
Florida
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Stanford Campus and Leland Museum on campus. So much to see and so little time. I will return and spend and entire day. The gorgeous Campus is massive in size. Its like a small city. The Museum was bigger than I thought with a quite a bit of stuff on displays. Its immaculate and very well organized.... More 

Helpful?
Thank C.A. N
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
94 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the eucalyptus grove as you enter the campus and the big, oval-shaped Campus Drive--circling the perimeter of this expansive property, the Stanford campus blends Spanish colonial architecture with sleek, modern design in a way that lines, vistas and people all flow naturally, calmly and gracefully. It is at once a place of meditation and of achievement. And it is... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Ted J
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must seen in Palo Alto! The whole area is impressive. Buildings and parks. Probably you could put my whole University in their gym :) Don't miss the tower to get the big picture.

Helpful?
Thank Jürgen S
La Honda, CA
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love to walk on campus. The smell of lavender blossoms in the fall before they're cut...the Spanish styling of the architecture, amazing. Great concert halls and music events regularly. Bing Concert Hall is amazing! I am not a student or alum of Stanford, but a local who enjoys the campus and offerings of having a university like this nearby.

Helpful?
Thank BeadsOfLight
tokyo
Level Contributor
521 reviews
282 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The Stanford Central Campus is huge and certainly worth a visit, as it is the dream school of most applicants. You may find long tours of Chinese during your visit. The bookstore is one of the nicest and user-friendly I have found on US university campuses. Include on your visit the Main Quad, Frank Lloyd Wright's Hanna-Honeycomb House, the Hoover... More 

Helpful?
Thank warren D

Travellers who viewed Stanford University also viewed

 

Been to Stanford University? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Stanford University and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Stanford University staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?