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Stanford University: Breeding Ground For Young Startup Millionaires; Top 5 Notable Alumni

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Stanford University has been ranked as one of the top Ivy League schools in the US and has produced some notable alumni in Hollywood, technology and more.

Stanford University in California is highly regarded as one of the top Ivy League schools in the US. Its sprawling 8,000-acres college campus has produced numerous young startup millionaires and notable alumni in various fields of work, most especially in technology as most Silicon Valley hopefuls enroll there. So what makes Stanford University a cut above the rest?

Stanford University Has a Reputation of Giving Alumni an Almost Guaranteed Career After College

Stanford University is in the top 3 colleges in the US for the reason. The average SAT scores of students in the university amounts to 2215. This gives Stanford University a comfortable lead against Harvard University which also has 2260 SAT average score, Business Insider reported. As for the median starting salary, the outlet adds that students get no less than $60,000.

Furthermore, because of its strategic location, Stanford University remains to be the top choice among technology companies in Silicon Valley. Numerous big names in the tech industry once attended Stanford University, Tech Insider shared. Although some of them dropped out to pursue their careers, many of them became Stanford University notable alumni.

The outlet adds that Stanford University produced young startup millionaires as well. Some Stanford University notable alumni include Instagram founder Kevin Systrom, Lucas Duplan of Clinkle, Larry Page of Google, Marissa Mayer of Yahoo and Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel.


Top 5 Stanford University Notable Alumni

In addition to tech elites that Stanford University has produced, many who did not wish to pursue a career in technology were also notable in different fields, according to the Stanford Alumni Association. Some of Stanford University's notable alumni are household names including:

1. Sigourney Weaver - Actress

2. Tiger Woods - Athlete

3. Jeffrey Eugenides - Writer

4. Al Roth - Economist

5. Jennifer Azzi - Olympian

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