Stanford University was established in 1885 but officially opened in 1891. Its campus has about 700 buildings and sits on roughly 8,200 acres. The cardinal is its official mascot, and the official school colors are cardinal and white. Known for business, medicine, law and engineering, some of Stanford's famous alumni include Chelsea Clinton, Elon Musk, astronaut Sally Ride and John F. Kennedy. Our Stanford posters are a great way to show school spirit.