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Stanford, United States
Stanford University, officially Leland Stanford Junior University, is a private research university in Stanford, California. Stanford was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. It is also one of the top fundraising institutions in the country, becoming the first school to raise more than one billion dollars in a year.