Academics

Stanford's motto was adopted as a guiding principle more than 100 years ago. "The wind of freedom blows" is a call to unfettered research, service and discovery.

Stanford's pioneering spirit of the American West fuels much of its mission, which is to overcome our time's seemingly intractable challenges through open and fearless inquiry and action. Take the time to learn more about how our academic programs and undergraduate research opportunities relate to our mission.