In some sense that is what Stanford is (or was, or was supposed to be)...

Posted By: Maji Man
Date: Thursday 14 March 2019, at 02:37 pm
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Leland Stanford (albeit a very rich guy) converted his hobby farm into a school.

"The Stanfords and founding President David Starr Jordan aimed for their new university to be nonsectarian, co-educational and affordable, to produce cultured and useful graduates, and to teach both the traditional liberal arts and the technology and engineering that were already changing America."
https://www.stanford.edu/about/history/

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