University of California–Berkeley


University of California--Berkeley

University of California–Berkeley


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. 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.

The Basics

SettingLocated on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay
School TypeUSA University
TuitionUS$46,000 – $47,000
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StateCalifornia (CA)
Nearest CityOakland
Year Founded1868
Admission RequirementHK F.6
Academic CalendarFall
Level OfferedUndergraduate, graduate programs
Enrollmentapproximately 26,000 students
International Students
Student-Teacher Ratio10:1

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Academic Programs

UC Berkeley’s academic enterprise is organized by colleges and schools, most of which are subdivided into departments. Its 14 colleges and schools are:

College of Letters & Science, Haas school of Business, College of Chemistry, Graduate School of Education, College of Engineering, College of Environmental Design, School of Information, Graduate School of Journalism, School of Law, College of Natural Resources, School of Optometry, School of Public Health, School of Public Policy, Richard & Rhoda Goldman, School of Social Welfare.


Libraries and museums

Number of libraries: Three main libraries (Doe, Moffitt, and the Bancroft), 18 subject-specialty libraries, and 11 affiliated libraries (with special collections) make up the UC Berkeley Library system

The Berkeley Natural History Museums include the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology; the UC Botanical Garden; the Essig Museum of Entomology; the University and Jepson Herbaria; the Museum of Paleontology; the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology; and the Human Evolution Research Center.

The Berkeley Art Museum houses diverse collections of more than 13,000 objects.

Students Life

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