University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

University of California, Berkeley, Campanile Way, Berkeley, CA, USA

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established Established :

March 23, 1868

campus University Type and Campus :

Urban ; Total 1,232 acres (499 ha), Core Campus 178 acres (72 ha)

The University of California, Berkeley, (also referred to as Berkeley, UC Berkeley, and Cal) is a public research university located in Berkeley, California. Founded in 1868, Berkeley is the oldest of the ten research universities affiliated with the University of California system, and is often cited as the top public university in the United States and around the world.

Established in 1868 as the result of the merger of the private College of California and the public Agricultural, Mining, and Mechanical Arts College in Oakland, Berkeley offers approximately 350 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. The Dwinelle Bill of March 5, 1868 (California Assembly Bill No. 583) stated that the "University shall have for its design, to provide instruction and thorough and complete education in all departments of science, literature and art, industrial and profession[al] pursuits, and general education, and also special courses of instruction in preparation for the professions... ." Cal co-manages three United States Department of Energy National Laboratories, including Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy, and is home to many world-renowned research institutes and organizations including Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and Space Sciences Laboratory.

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Motto: Let there be light

Endowment: $4.045 billion (2015)

Administrative staff: N/A

Students: 38,204 (Fall 2015)

Undergraduates: 27,496 (Fall 2015)

Postgraduates: 10,708 (Fall 2015)

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View all 131 Bachelors courses offered

Application deadline Courses fee Application fee Basic eligibility
National N/A 13452 USD - 13518 USD 90 USD



International N/A 13674 USD - 28510 USD 80 USD - 110 USD




View all 58 Masters courses offered

Application deadline Courses fee Application fee Basic eligibility
National N/A 13452 USD - 13518 USD 90 USD



International N/A 13674 USD 110 USD



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