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University of California, Berkeley

4.7 out of 5 (21 ratings / 11 reviews) Berkeley, California, United States
The University of California was founded in 1868, born out of a vision in the State Constitution of a university that would "contribute even more than California's gold to the glory and happiness of advancing generations."

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (57)
Journalism & Media (7)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)

About

Research

At Berkeley, we address the biggest challenges of the day to create a better world. From robotic legs to the origins of the universe, research at Berkeley crosses disciplines and illuminates new ideas.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
4
2019
4
2018
4
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
5
2018
5
2017
5
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
13 2
2019
15 3
2018
18
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
28 -1
2019
27
2018
27
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Library services

Whether you live in a high-rise residence hall with friends, with family in university family housing, or in an off-campus apartment, your home at UC Berkeley is an important part of your college experience. Our residence halls and university apartments have a lot to offer: convenience, academic support, a safe environment, staff, and programs to assist your development as a student and a leader. 

ICT services

Computer support, web applications, printers, and other IT support for the department leadership and administrative staff

Medical services

The Tang Center offers healthcare services for Berkeley students, faculty and staff. Make a medical appointment, prepare for international travel and find out about personal, career and crisis counseling.

Student Life

Campus life

Life at Berkeley doesn't stand still. With over 35,000 students from around the world and a vibrant urban setting, it's no wonder the campus community talks about a "fear of missing out." Jump in and find out how dynamic and interconnected life at Berkeley can be.

Sports facilities

Cal Recreational Sports is dedicated to enhancing the knowledge, wellness, fitness, personal skills and quality of life for students, faculty, staff, and the community. By providing facilities, programs, activities and the opportunity for cooperative and competitive play, Recreational Sports teaches life-long fitness skills, leadership, management, interpersonal skills, and helps to balance the stress of studying and working in a rigorous academic environment.

Student clubs

  • ASUC
The Associated Students of the University of California has been the official undergraduate student government since 1887.
  • Berkeley Art Studio
Find art classes for the campus community and the public, from digital design to drawing to ceramics.
  • Cal Alumni Association student programs
Connect with alumni and stay connected to Berkeley after graduation.
  • Cal Greeks
Find out about fraternities and sororities associated with UC Berkeley, and system-wide initiatives.
  • Cal Rec Sports
Stay fit and have fun with intramural sports, fitness classes and workout facilities around campus.
  • Cal spirit groups
  • Choral ensembles
  • The Daily Californian

Accreditation

UC Berkeley has been fully accredited since 1949 and had its accreditation reaffirmed most recently in 2015 under the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) pilot institutional review process.

Student Reviews

Happy with UC Berkeley
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

UC Berkeley was an amazing academic experience. I was challenged by the faculty and students. The students were diverse. The rankings are consistently high. The professors were accessible. I feel like they want for you to succeed.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The University of California, Berkeley is a prestigious public research in the US that lives up to its promises. It provides students with a wide range of opportunities for professional, academic, and personal development. Through its liberal arts educational style (in the College of Letters and Science) it allows students to discover their interests and pursue their true...

My BHGAP experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is quite hard to put in words how enriching this past semester at the Haas School of Business has been to me. Not only did the Berkeley Haas Global Access Program give me the opportunity to learn from outstanding professors and fellow students at one of the best business schools in the world, but it also allowed me to gain valuable insights of what entrepreneurship...

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