One of the most desired universities of the high scoring students in high school; it is among top ten universities in world as well as in United States of America. Its official name is Leland Stanford Junior University and is a private research university in Stanford situated in California and obviously one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Its foundation stone was laid on 1885 by the former governor of California, Leland Stanford, hence the name. he founded the university in memory of his only child, Leland Stanford Jr who died a tragic death due to typhoid a very young age of fifteen. Its doors were thrown open for students on October 1, 1891 and unlike Yale and Harvard, it was co-educational and non-denominational. Till 1920, the tuition was free but varsity faced many financial problems after the death of its founder, Leland Stanford and San Francisco in 1906 damaged a good part of the campus which further increased its troubles. Silicon valley is the brainchild of the entrepreneurialism of its graduates and faculty. In 1970, it was home to linear accelerator and was among the first four ARPANET nodes. Its exact location is in the northern part of Silicon Valley near Palo Alto,, California. Its campus is sprawled onto eight thousand and eight hundred and eighty acres and makes it one of the largest universities in terms of size in USA. Not only that, it is also one of the top fundraising institutions in the country and became the first school in America to raise more than a billion dollars in a year.