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University of California, Berkeley

4.7 out of 5 (21 ratings / 11 reviews) Berkeley, California, United States
Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (38)
Journalism & Media (3)



The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus — envisioned as a "City of Learning" — was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay.


Its early guiding lights, charged with providing education (both "practical" and "classical") for the state's people, gradually established a distinguished faculty (with 22 Nobel laureates to date), a stellar research library, and more than 350 academic programs.This California institution became a catalyst of economic growth and social innovation the place where vitamin E was discovered, a lost Scarlatti opera found, the flu virus identified, and the nation's first no-fault divorce law drafted.


Research at Berkeley is undertaken within several types of organizations—academic departments, institutes and centers, museums, and field stations.

  • Academic departments offer courses and grant degrees, as well as sometimes housing laboratories and other research infrastructure. They are organized according to academic disciplines (e.g. Sociology, Economics, Physics).
  • Research Centers and Institutes, sometimes referred to as Organized Research Units (ORUs), are organized around broad substantive research topics (e.g. international affairs, information technology, the environment). As such, they draw into their research programs faculty and students from multiple departments and disciplines.


Career Center Programs

  • Callisto
  • Career Fairs
  • On-Campus Recruiting (OCR)
  • Resume Books
General Resources
  • Job Listing Sites
  • Internships
  • Temporary Employment
  • Part-Time Employment/Student Jobs

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University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Student services

Student services

  • Enrollment, Transfers and Refunds
  • Concurrent Enrollment
  • Online Information
  • Policies
  • Course Credit and Grades
  • Transcripts and Records
  • Professional Certificates, Specialized Programs of Study and Other Curricula
  • Disabled Student Services and Military Educational Benefits
  • General Information

Housing services

Residential Halls

  • Foothill
  • Stern
  • Clark Kerr
  • Martinez Commons
  • Channing-Bowditch
  • Ida L. Jackson
  • Manville
  • Martinez Commons
  • Wada
Family Student Housing

Library services

The Library consists of:

  • Doe Library
  • Moffitt Undergraduate Library
  • Main (Gardner) Stacks
  • The Bancroft Library
  • Mark Twain Papers & Project
  • Oral History Center
  • Center for the Tebtunis Papyri
  • C.V. Starr East Asian Library
  • Twenty-four subject specialty libraries
  • The Library Hours page includes a list of campus libraries and high-use service units
  • Affiliated libraries contain significant campus collections.

ICT services

The new Research Building serves as the heart of the IT infrastructure for the Gump Station and is wired for Ethernet, providing several ports in each room, as well as wireless access.

The Station has a very limited number of common use computers and most visitors are expected to bring their own laptop with wireless card.

Medical services

University Health Services (UHS) provides comprehensive medical, mental health and health promotion services to all Cal students and a variety of occupational health services to faculty and staff. UHS also provides services to UC staff who choose UHS as their Health Net provider, and to staff at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Student Life

Campus life

Life at Berkeley doesn't stand still. With over 35,000 students from around the world and a vibrant urban setting, it's no wonder the campus community talks about a "fear of missing out." Jump in and find out how dynamic and interconnected life at Berkeley can be.

Sports facilities

Cal Recreational Sports is dedicated to enhancing the knowledge, wellness, fitness, personal skills and quality of life for students, faculty, staff, and the community. By providing facilities, programs, activities and the opportunity for cooperative and competitive play, Recreational Sports teaches life-long fitness skills, leadership, management, interpersonal skills, and helps to balance the stress of studying and working in a rigorous academic environment.

Student clubs

  • ASUC
The Associated Students of the University of California has been the official undergraduate student government since 1887.
  • Berkeley Art Studio
Find art classes for the campus community and the public, from digital design to drawing to ceramics.
  • Cal Alumni Association student programs
Connect with alumni and stay connected to Berkeley after graduation.
  • Cal Greeks
Find out about fraternities and sororities associated with UC Berkeley, and system-wide initiatives.
  • Cal Rec Sports
Stay fit and have fun with intramural sports, fitness classes and workout facilities around campus.
  • Cal spirit groups
  • Choral ensembles
  • The Daily Californian


The Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)acted to reaffirm the accreditation of the University of California, Berkeley for a period of ten years, the maximum allowable interval.

Student Reviews

Happy with UC Berkeley
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UC Berkeley was an amazing academic experience. I was challenged by the faculty and students. The students were diverse. The rankings are consistently high. The professors were accessible. I feel like they want for you to succeed.

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The University of California, Berkeley is a prestigious public research in the US that lives up to its promises. It provides students with a wide range of opportunities for professional, academic, and personal development. Through its liberal arts educational style (in the College of Letters and Science) it allows students to discover their interests and pursue their true...

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