I am a rising senior in Michigan and i am considering applying to Stanford. However, i know much less about it than i do about the others i will apply too this fall, and since it is across the country, i will not be able to visit the campus. Thus, I am looking for some opinions, details, or anything else from people fairly familiar with the school/campus describing the atmosphere, location, climate, and all those other little facts you would get from an actual tour. Thanks a lot.
Also, is the physics department comparable with Princeton/Chicago/Michigan?