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The University of California, Berkeley, a public institution, was established in 1866 after the private College of California purchased the Berkeley campus. Early donors included Phoebe Hearst, mother of William Randolph Hearst, and jeans maker Levi Strauss. UC Berkeley was the first of 10 research universities founded in the UC system. Its campus size is 1,232 acres. Notable alumni include the co-founder of Apple Computer, Inc. Steve Wozniak, actors Chris Pine and John Cho, Former Executive Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt, MySpace creator Tom Anderson, soccer player Alex Morgan and cartoonist Rube Goldberg. Twenty-two UC Berkeley faculty members have won Nobel Prizes, and approximately one-third have been awarded for physics projects. The university’s official motto is “Fiat lux,” or “Let There Be Light.” There were 46 UC Berkeley students competing in 2012 Summer Olympics, and 17 of them won medals. The school is a member of the PAC-12 Division I Conference, and its 27 intercollegiate women’s and men’s sports have won 79 national championships. Sports offered include men’s football, basketball, baseball and cross country, and women’s golf, gymnastics, basketball and beach volleyball. The colors are Berkeley Blue and California Gold, and the mascot is Oski the Bear.
Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California. It is named after the 18th-century Irish bishop and philosopher George Berkeley. It borders the cities of Oakland and Emeryville to the south and the city of Albany and the unincorporated community of Kensington to the north. More from Wikipedia...
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Clubs & Extracurriculars:Important, more than 1,200 student organizations
Greek Life:Important, many to choose from
Party Scene:Standard, mostly on the weekends