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LSP students in the lab. Photo by L.A. Cicero / Stanford News Service.

The Leland Scholars Program helps ease the transition to Stanford for students who may be the first members of their families to attend college, come from low-income households or are graduates of high schools with limited curricular offerings.

Stanford in New York students on the subway.

Find out more about Spring Quarter: The Global City.

Sophomore College. Photo by Jorge Cueto.

Sophomore College is a three-week residential summer program during which second-year students in seminars of 12-15 students engage in intense academic exploration. 

Why Thinking Matters?

Thinking Matters helps you ask rigorous and genuine questions that can lead to scientific experimentation, literary interpretation, or social policy analysis. The lively lecture and seminar format challenges you to discover collaborative ways to approach problem solving.

New York. Photo by David Alacaraz.

Learn more about the New York experience through our housing and dining pages.

LSP Preceptors.

Learn more about our residential living-learning communities: ITALIC, SLE, LSP, and FroSoCo.

Stop Hunger Now Community Service event. Photo by Ian Terpin.

Through Cardinal Service, Stanford offers you a wide variety of public and community service opportunities, ranging from on-campus courses to off-campus research to community-based leadership projects. Students pursuing any course of study can find opportunities to serve and many offer academic credit. Find out more!

LSP students dancing together

Find out more about this opportunity to jump-start your first year!

Arts Intensive students on stage.

Visit our "Ask the Artists" section, where Arts Intensive faculty speak candidly about practicing and teaching their craft.