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USD 14,388

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“The University of California, Berkeley (also referred to as UC Berkeley; Berkeley; California; or simply Cal), is a public research university located in Berkeley, California. It is the most selective public university in the United States for undergraduate education, the top ranked public university, and one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Along with Stanford and MIT, Berkeley is well known for producing entrepreneurs. The University  is situated roughly 15 miles from San Francisco in what is known as the Bay Area.

The public university, also commonly known as Berkeley or Cal, was founded in 1868. More than 70 percent of Berkeley students study at the undergraduate level. The university is divided into 14 colleges and schools, including the highly ranked Haas School of Business, College of Chemistry, College of Engineering, School of Public Health and School of Law. The academic calendar is semester-based and English is the language of instruction. UC—Berkeley offers students around 350 degree programs. Some of the most popular majors for Berkeley undergraduates have included electrical engineering and computer science; economics; political science; business administration; and psychology.

Around a quarter of undergraduate students live on campus, including some 95 percent of freshmen. Many graduate students live off campus, but they have the option to live in university-owned accommodations. Roughly 15 percent of the student body is international, and tuition and fees are higher for out-of-state students. Around 3,000 international scholars come to Berkeley each year in temporary teaching or research positions. Berkeley research is conducted not just within academic department labs and research centers but also in some of the school’s museums and university-managed biological field stations. Research in botany, zoology, ecosystems and forestry is undertaken at the remote field station sites.

Berkeley researchers discovered several of the elements on the periodic table, including californium and berkelium. The flagship campus of the University of California system, one of three parts in the state’s public higher education plan, which also includes the California State University system and the California Community Colleges System.

The Schools and Colleges within UC- Berkeley are as follows:

  • Chemistry – Includes departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.
  • Education – Master’s and doctoral programs, teacher preparation, undergraduate minor program and leadership training.
  • Engineering – Includes departments of Bioengineering; Civil & Environmental Engineering; Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences; Industrial Engineering & Operations Research; Materials Science & Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; and Nuclear Engineering.
  • Environmental Design – Includes departments of Architecture; Landscape Architecture; and City and Regional Planning.
  • Haas School of Business – Undergraduate degrees, MBA programs and executive education.
  • Information – Graduate programs in information management systems and data science.
  • Journalism – Two-year immersive Master of Journalism program.
  • Law – Offers J.D. and J.S.D. programs, and the first U.S. law school to offer M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in jurisprudence and social policy.
  • Letters & Science – Berkeley’s largest college includes more than 60 departments in the biological sciences, arts and humanities, physical sciences, and social sciences.
  • Natural Resources – Includes departments of Agricultural and Resource Economics; Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Nutritional Science; and Plant and Microbial Biology.
  • Optometry – Professional program for optometry.
  • Public Health – Master’s and doctoral programs in a wide range of public health disciplines.
  • Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy – Master’s, doctoral and an undergraduate minor program in public policy.
  • Social Welfare – Offering master’s, concurrent master’s, doctoral and credential programs”

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