College News and Fun Facts: Stanford University

Beat Cal Photos. For decades, Stanford fans traveling around the world have used iconic international landmarks as the backdrops to stage clever and spirited Beat Cal photos.  This tradition has grown especially popular among Stanford students who elect to study abroad, and serves to remind our rivals across the bay that the phrase “Beat Cal” transcends borders and requires no translation.  Explore the Axe Committee’s collection of Beat Cal photos by clicking here. Source

  • Color: Cardinal, Black and White
  • Mascot: Stanford Tree
  • Motto: “Die Luft der Freiheit weht” is Stanford’s unofficial motto and translates as “the wind of freedom blows.” Source
  • Admit Rate: 4.7% (Class of 2021). Read more