Founded in 1885, Stanford University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Stanford (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), California. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Washington, New York, Monterey. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Stanford University (SU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Stanford University (SU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 134 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this US higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.