University of California, Berkeley

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About

History

Following the gold rush that brought hundreds of thousands of people to the state, the University of California is founded when two institutions merge - the private College of California in Oakland, and a new state land-grant institution, the Agricultural, Mining and Mechanical Arts College. Leaders of the two institutions decide to join the two schools with 10 faculty members and 40 students.

Education

From 10 faculty members, 40 students and three fields of study at the time of its founding, UC Berkeley has grown to more than 1,600 faculty, 35,000 students and over 350 degree programs in 130 academic departments and 80 interdisciplinary research units.

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.

Services

Student services

The Division of Equity & Inclusion acknowledges that UC Berkeley sits on the territory of xučyun (Huichin), the ancestral and unceded land of the Chochenyo speaking Ohlone people, the successors of the sovereign Verona Band of Alameda County.

We recognize that every member of the Berkeley community has, and continues to benefit from, the use and occupation of this land, since the institution’s founding in 1868. Consistent with our values of community, inclusion, and diversity, we have a responsibility to acknowledge and make visible the university’s relationship to Native peoples. 

Library services

UC Berkeley offers housing to fit every type of need. Virtually all first-year students choose to live in our residence halls. You’ll form lifelong friendships, share ideas, and meet top students, scholars, and faculty from all over the world.

ICT services

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

Medical services

University Health Services at the Tang Center is a fully-accredited outpatient center designed to address all aspects of health, with medical, mental health, wellness and health education all under one roof.

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.

Berkeley, California, United States

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