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Study at University of California Berkeley

University of California – Berkeley, or UC Berkeley, was founded in 1868 and is situated in Berkeley, California, United States. The university offers nearly 300 graduate and undergraduate degree programs in various disciplines. The Berkeley campus covers roughly 1, 232 acres of land. The university has 14 schools and colleges under it:
  • Boalt School of Law
  • College of Chemistry
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Environmental Design
  • College of Letters and Science
  • College of Natural Resources
  • Goldman School of Public Policy
  • Graduate School of Education
  • Graduate School of Journalism
  • Haas School of Business
  • School of Information
  • School of Optometry
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Social Welfare
The university's mascot is Oski the Bear, and its colors are golden yellow and Yale blue. The sports teams participate in the NCAA's Division I-A. The university has won national titles in basketball, football, softball, baseball, tennis, swimming, water polo, Judo, and various other sports.

Profile of University of California BerkeleyBerkeley, California is home to Cal Berkeley. Berkeley is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Cal Berkeley go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school can choose among many degree programs. Students commonly pursue studies in engineering, mathematics, science, liberal arts, and conservation and resource management.

Cal Berkeley Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Cal Berkeley attracts a lot of applicants every year, and can only accept about 24% of them . Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 580. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 620 and 740.

Cal Berkeley has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Cal Berkeley has 34, 940 enrolled students . The school has a large minority student population.

Student Life
Cal Berkeley values student athletics, and belongs to the Pacific-10 Conference. Cal Berkeley Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts3, 030political science, economics, English, history, sociology, social studies, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, . . .
Science1, 318call and molecular biology, biology, chemistry, physics, chemistry courses, astrophysics, microbiology, geology, . . .
Engineering1, 271electrical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, operations research, materials science, engineering physics, . . .
Business and Management922business management, business administration
Law547law, legal studies, advanced legal research, legal professions
Medicine399public health, optometry, neuroscience
Therapy and Counselling375psychology, cognitive science
Architecture and Planning362architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, environmental design
Family and Social Work291social work, public policy analysis
Education and Teaching253education, educational administration, special ed
Mathematics231mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Media219mass communication, journalism
Conservation and Resource Management183environmental studies, conservation, environmental science, forest management, natural resources management
Computer Science and Engineering179computer science, information science
Religion and Philosophy92philosophy, religion, logic
Art Studies76art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy73nutrition sciences
Photography and Commercial Art61film studies
Drama and Performing Arts58drama, dance
Fine Arts55art history and criticism
Medical administration22health care administration, environmental health
Agricultural Science and Management11agricultural economics, various agricutural courses
Landscaping and Horticulture5range management
Design1design and visual communication
Contact: Cal BerkeleyUniversity of California Berkeley

Berkeley, California 94720

General Phone: (510) 642-6000


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