|Setting:||Mid-size City Setting|
|Size:||Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)|
|Mascot:||Golden Bears (Oski)|
|Nicknames:||Cal, UC Berkeley, Berkeley|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
The University of California at Berkeley is one of the state’s most prestigious universities, public or private, and is nationally recognized for its academic excellence and research achievements.
Located in the Bay Area, just across the bay from San Francisco, Berkeley offers some of the world’s most famous and brightest experts in their fields. Research is a core pillar on the campus, serving hundreds of disciplines.
Of 52 doctoral programs, 48 ranked in the top ten nationwide, including concentrations in Agriculture, Astrophysics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Political Science, just to name a few.
Bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees can be earned in a wide range of disciplines. With such a prestigious reputation, Berkeley is committed to staying true to its founding principals: to provide excellent academic opportunities to dedicated students. Many freshmen are first-generation college students in their families, and scholarships and federal grants are awarded to eligible students in need.
Student life dominates the Berkeley campus. With hundreds of student organizations, political activist clubs, intramural and intercollegiate athletic teams, vibrant campus activities, outdoor recreation, and residential life, students are surrounded by positive academic and recreational enrichment opportunities.
Student support programs are unparalleled at the Berkeley campus. Because faculty and staff are so committed to the academic excellence of every student, workshops, advising, counseling, health clinics, and so many more are always available.
The city of Berkeley provides a welcoming, progressive, college-town environment, where students feel safe to express themselves, explore their academic potential, and take advantage of the stellar resources provided by the University of California.
58% of students gave University of California, Berkeley 5 stars overall.
Overall I think Cal is great school. They have an amazing financial aid package and take care of their students. I am a student-parent and the school, as well as the professors, have been extremely supportive of my situation. Cal has a student parent center, which is amazing! I really enjoy the school and the students and professors are incredibly smart, which can be intimidating sometimes, but it is well worth it as they keep my drive to do well high. Cal will definitely change you and your perception of the world. The education department (I am a Education Minor) really breaks you down in order to build you back up and shape you in a liberal way. The only draw back is that the school is extremely liberal, and sometimes while things sound great in theory they might not work in practice. Many professors live in a state that is so disconnected from "real" people that they fail to take this into account. Any how, the school definitely trains its students to be critical thinkers and to think brilliantly. It is also very diverse and open.
I like that the environment here is very different from where I'm from. Where I'm from most of my friends have similar backgrounds to me and grew up the same way I did. At Berkeley, I get to meet people from different backgrounds and learn their life story and it makes me appreciate how much I have.
University of California, Berkeley
200 California Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
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Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.
Good transit. This area has adequate public transportation.
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||28,774|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||39,459|
- Latino: 14%
- African American: 3%
- Caucasian: 33%
- Asian: 40%
- Unknown and Other: 9%
|Unknown and Other||9%|
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