Photos of Stanford University. Stanford University (also known by the full name of Leland Stanford Junior University) is one of the nation's most prestigious universities with strong research programs in many departments. The campus is extremely beautiful and walking around it can be a very pleasant experience. The buildings have a consistent theme and are designed with a Spanish-style architecture. In addition, there are many sights such as the Memorial Church, Rodin sculpture garden, The Quad, and Hoover Tower which should not be missed.