UC Berkeley

When it comes to big schools, the University of California – Berkeley is near the top. Big campus, huge student body, high rankings, and a famous (sometimes infamous) campus culture have always made this one of the most appealing schools. Politically active, intellectually stimulating, and never boring, UC-Berkeley is truly a happening place.


Tons of Students

Berkeley is comprised of 14 schools and colleges, including a number of graduate and professional schools such as the School of Optometry, Graduate School of Journalism, and College of Environmental Design. It’s a big place with a ton of opportunities to explore different fields—just what college is all about.

Enviornmental Studies

A source of pride at UC Berkeley is the department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, which is devoted to working with environmental challenges. Undergrads can choose from one of five different programs offered by the College of Natural Resources: Conservation and Research Studies, Forestry and Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Molecular Environmental Biology, and Society and Environment.

Distinguished Faculty

The student body may be large, but UC Berkeley attracts some big talent and brains to teach. There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty.


  • US News & World Report 20
  • Admissionado 20

Student Body

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  • Applicants 66794
  • Accepted 11828
  • Enrolled 4706


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Important Dates

Early Decision
Nov 30, 2017
Regular Decision Deadline
Mar 2, 2017
Financial Aid Deadline

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Famous/Notable Alumni

Steve Wozniak, Oscar de la Hoya, Gregory Peck.

5 Most Popular Majors

(1) Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, (2) Economics, (3) Political Science, (4) Business Administration, (5) Psychology

Fun Fact!

In 1949, the element Berkelium was discovered and synthesized by Nobel Prize winning scientist (and UC Berkeley research scientist) Glenn T. Seaborg. The element was, obviously, named after the campus it was discovered at.

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