Thinking Matters courses are meant to help freshman students develop a sense for what constitutes a genuine question or problem and how to address it in a creative and disciplined manner. Through an emphasis on critical analysis, close reading, analytic writing, and effective communication, a liberal education enables students to make connections across many fields of study that will inform their future intellectual work and life after Stanford.
Kai Kight, ’14, a product design major, spins pop and classical into compositions for solo violin. For a look at the lives and work of other Stanford artists, visit: http://stanford.io/1lLVVe6
Undergraduates describe the role of financial aid in their education and offer advice to applicants considering Stanford. More information about financing a Stanford education is available at: http://financialaid.stanford.edu
Being assigned a roommate freshman year can be nerve wracking, but it has been one of my favorite Stanford experiences.