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University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, California
View from Memorial Glade of Sather Tower (The Campanile), the center of Berkeley—the ring of its bells and clock can be heard from all over campus credit: brainchildvn on Flickr
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Overview
Public
28,108 Undergraduates
17% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Public
Region: West
Division 1
Selective
Size: Big
Doctoral
University of California-Berkeley
200 California Hall
Berkeley, California
94720
(510) 642-6000
www.berkeley.edu

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.

Location

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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coffee score

96

restaurants score

Students
48%

Men

52%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

2374

New Transfer Students

Admissions
17%

Acceptance Rate

44%

Enrollment Yield

1270-1540

SAT Range

82,561

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$17,160

Typical Cost

$42,184

Out-Of-State (published)

$14,170

In-State (published)

63%

Recieve Financial Aid

72%

Have Loans

$13,278

Median Debt

Academics
18.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

129

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

826

Doctorates Awareded

Economics

Top Major

45

Faculty Awards

230

National Academy Members

1,148

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 1,200 student organizations

Greek Life:

Important, many to choose from

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Pacific-12 Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Pacific-12 Conference

Social
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