Dating as a young single father
Stanford has produced a total of 18 Turing Award laureates, the highest in the world for any one institution.
The University is also one of the top fundraising institutions in the country, becoming the first school to raise more than a billion dollars in a year.
Eliot replied that he should found a university and an endowment of million would suffice (in 1884 dollars; about 1 million today).
The university's Founding Grant of Endowment from the Stanfords was issued in November 1885.
Stanford University (officially Leland Stanford Junior University) is a private research university in Stanford, California, and one of the world's most prestigious institutions, with the highest undergraduate selectivity and the top position in numerous surveys and measures in the United States.