Stanford University's academic ventures are pursued through its schools and their member departments. Stanford's schools include:

Function of the Schools in the UniversityEdit

Unlike universities where prospective undergraduates apply to a specific college, undergraduates at Stanford are admitted to the university and need not choose an initial school. Likewise, while enrolled undergraduates may switch between departments and schools until they have declared and are beyond the point of no return. Graduate programs, however, accept applicants on a school or departmental basis.

Some schools offer courses targetted at both undergraduate and graduate students, while others are primarily for non-undergraduate students. The business, medical, and law schools are the main examples of schools that function primarily at a graduate level.