Founded in 1868, the University of California at Berkeley is the flagship institution of the University of California System. It overlooks the San Francisco Bay and is known for its liberal student activism, most notably The Free Speech Movement student protest and Anti-Vietnam War Movement. Berkley is consistently ranked as a top-ten university in the world and the number one public university in the US by several publications, including Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings and Academic Rankings of World Universities.
This place is as great as the stories describe them to be.
Going to college here is an embodiment of the American dream.
Imagine every single positive aspect of the Ivy League schools and combine them with the uplifitng environment of California.
Jonathan from Saint Paul, MN
Cal is such an an amazing home to thousands of brilliant, dedicated, imaginative individuals. Life in Berkeley has been none other than fantastic. Berkley brings out the best in me, academically, socially, and personally.