- Stanford today has three times the building space, twice the number of graduate students, sixty-four times the operating expense, and one hundred and thirty times the endowment it had in 1965.
- According to faculty member Sanford Dornbusch, who taught sociology at Stanford fifty years ago, and who still lives at Stanford, "an enormous number want to apply to Stanford University because they want to make a million before they're thirty."
- "Walk onto the campus and you'll see so many new buildings you'll need a map to get around. Just west of Quad is the engineering quadrangle of sprawling palaces with names like Hewlett, Packard, Gates, Yang and Huang appended to them. The business school has its own spacious quadrangle, and the Medical School has erupted vast structures devoted to cancer research and the marriage of computers and human anatomy...You'll feel like you've stepped into the Emerald City."
- The decline of the humanities is a source of concern. Says former President Donald Kennedy: "...If you're history faculty, you're going to be almost a tutorial instructor. There are art history seminars with only five students. Gone are many of the broad survey courses, and in their places are specialized offerings aimed at attracting computer science majors...The fading of the humanities has combined with the passing of the belief in a common cultural foundation...One student said, "I would say everybody in my dorm knows how to code. Everyone has a specialty."