This is a fascinating time to be at Stanford.

Our university—like most—was designed around a model of education that has remained fairly constant for hundreds of years. But many schools and educators are currently looking at this model with fresh eyes. The potential disruption posed by online learning allows us to question how time, space, expertise, accreditation, and student agency may also change within higher education. Many parts of the undergraduate experience are ripe for reinvention.


College is about building a great human—intellectually and emotionally—and answering the question: ‘who do I want to be?’
— Stanford Graduate, Class of 2003