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A prestigious private university where the asshole students can't decide whether they are better than everyone else because they're rich (which they are) or because they're smart (which they aren't). The parties suck and the girls are mediocre. The only bright side is that there are fewer hippies than at Berkeley.
Don't go to Stanford unless you hate having fun.
by Rob March 09, 2005
 
1.
School with all the prestige of an Ivy, yet with the California climate, girls, and open-mindedness.
Stanford. Best in Athletics AND Academics.
by Hmmm July 03, 2004
 
2.
A school in Palo Alto, CA that is generally considered one of the top 5 academic institutions and the premier sports school in America. The girls are extremely beat and the party scene is deader than Leland Stanford Jr., but still.
Joe had a 1600 SAT score, a perfect 4.0 GPA, was class president, state champion in 3 sports, and started an non-profit orphanage in Ethiopia. Harvard, Yale, MIT, and Princeton were drooling over that motherfucker. Stanford rejected him flat-out.

9 out of 10 girls in California is hot. The 10th one goes to Stanford, or UC-Berkeley.
by Nick D September 29, 2003
 
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One of the best universities in the US. Incredibly open-minded and decidedly saturated with that wonderful California liberalism. The girls are better than people say, and the guys are either really hott or ugly like woah. We also party pretty hard here... trust me :). Athletics and academics are premier. Pretty much the best place on the earth.
so Stanford... yea awesome
by sexymexi June 24, 2005
 
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Commonly called "The Farm."

Stanford > insert your fav university

...except of course in the subject of hot girls...CAN'T ARGUE THAT ONE.
Stanford pwns. Learn about it.
by vlin April 30, 2005
 
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a place that everyone will praise you for getting into if you do get in, and that everyone will tell you has ugly girls and crappy parties if you don't. basically, it's impossible to decide if stanford is actually a good place to go to school, but it sure is badass. and also, it's impossible to get into; white middle-class kids with 1700 on their SATs and a few cool ECs get in, and half-mexican kids with 2250 on their SATs and legit ECs don't. it's the biggest crapshoot in the history of the universe.
"I got waitlisted at Stanford University, and am very bitter. If you got in, go elsewhere so that you can open up spots."

"Stanford University is in the middle of Palo Alto, but for some reason everyone still wants to go there over UCLA, which is a great school in the middle of Los Angeles."
by chon3 April 01, 2008
 
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a failed version of berkeley with their heads so far up their ass they can't see that
stanford sucks, hard
by Oaktownballa February 07, 2005
 
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An evil bastion of California conservatism. Condoleezza Rice used to teach Political Science there.

Their art museum is quite nice though.
"It took me FOREVER to find parking at Stanford University!"
by Tzeentch February 15, 2005