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Why is stanford so good? Convince me that Stanford > All

RAlec114RAlec114 Posts: 2,644- Senior Member
edited November 2010 in Stanford University
Hi, I'm interested in Stanford among other schools (most noticeably Upenn).

tell me why stanford is so great and why I should value stanford above all else. convince me :)
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Replies to: Why is stanford so good? Convince me that Stanford > All

  • BigKevBigKev Posts: 982Registered User Member
    lol, I can tell someone's on their "Why Stanford" essay.

    My thoughts are that if you're truly interested in Stanford, do the research and find out why it's a good fit for you. Nobody here knows you, so we would not be able to tell you why you would want to go to Stanford.
  • FlamingdonutsFlamingdonuts Posts: 35Registered User Junior Member
    And it has palm trees :P
  • BaseballFanatic123BaseballFanatic123 Posts: 896Registered User Member
    11 palm trees to every student!
  • NJDSNJDS Posts: 1,323Registered User Senior Member
    Stanford is awesome. really
    diverse students, diverse interests/majors, strong academics, strong athletics, good weather, california, silicon valley, palm trees, activities for any interest
  • kimathikimathi Posts: 620Registered User Member
    and you get to ride a bike all day... :D lol! And it has its own linear accelerator, and you can say, "I go to Stanford" when forced into small talk at your parents parties... :)

    So academics + Social Life +Athletics+ SLAC+Bikes+Ego = Stanford is perfect!
  • kimathikimathi Posts: 620Registered User Member
    and you get to ride a bike all day... :D lol! And it has its own linear accelerator, and you can say, "I go to Stanford" when forced into small talk at your parents parties... :)

    So academics + Social Life +Athletics+ SLAC+Bikes+Ego = Stanford is perfect!
  • RAlec114RAlec114 Posts: 2,644- Senior Member
    lol, I can tell someone's on their "Why Stanford" essay.

    Haha woops, I did not mean to give that impression. I'm just a junior thinking about things...
    My thoughts are that if you're truly interested in Stanford, do the research and find out why it's a good fit for you. Nobody here knows you, so we would not be able to tell you why you would want to go to Stanford.

    I probably should have put more info so I don't come off as uninformed. I looked at numbers and things that matter to me and Stanford is definitely one of my top choices. Now it's just a matter of eventually visiting campus (I live on the east coast, oh noes) and getting information from students
    11 palm trees to every student!

    lol.

    Anyways, what do you guys have to say about Stanford being in a suburban area? I always imagined college being in a city.
  • jimyjimjimyjim Posts: 233Registered User Junior Member
    hey RML! i stayed in FLOMO and chillout at tresider.
    did u go there for summer college?

    stanford is awesome cuz they have the t-shirt called fear the tree.
  • wulfranwulfran Posts: 879Registered User Member
    stanford is awesome cuz they have the t-shirt called fear the tree.

    As somebody who lives right next to UMD (lots of 'Fear the Turtle' t-shirts in a similar shade of red) I'd like to second this for awesomeness.
  • jimyjimjimyjim Posts: 233Registered User Junior Member
    yes, florence moore hall,,, it was a great time
    however my grades there were bad. == CR in Calc and a C in Econ.
  • ezbreezyezbreezy Posts: 86Registered User Junior Member
    RAlec114 wrote:
    Anyways, what do you guys have to say about Stanford being in a suburban area? I always imagined college being in a city.


    Stanford's "suburban" status is a non-issue. Most students prefer to revolve their social lives around the (self-contained) campus itself. Occasionally, some students will venture into Berkeley or San Francisco if they seek the variety of an urban setting.


    One inherent problem (besides space and safety concerns) with some of the more "urban" campuses is that the centrality of the students' social experience can shift to the surrounding city instead of the campus where it ideally should be.
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