22 Facts About UC Berkeley


University of California, Berkeley is a public land-grant research university in Berkeley, California.

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UC Berkeley is known for political activism and the Free Speech Movement of the 1960s.

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UC Berkeley gained a worldwide reputation for political activism in the 1960s.

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UC Berkeley receives funding from a variety of federal, state, and private sources.

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UC Berkeley has long benefited from private philanthropy, with considerable gifts from the Flood, Hearst, Durant, Strauss, Lick, Harmon, and Bacon families in the 19th century and from the Hearst, Doe, Sather, Rockefeller, Cowell, Haviland, Bowles, Boalt, and Stern families, among others, in the first half of the 20th century.

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UC Berkeley is a large, primarily residential Tier One research university with a majority of its enrollment in undergraduate programs but offering a comprehensive doctoral program.

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UC Berkeley is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities—Very high research activity".

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The school in 1993 was the only remaining member of the original 1906 "Big Six", along with Harvard; in that year UC Berkeley ranked first and the other five rankings were, starting from second place, Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, MIT, and Yale.

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However, by 1942, private funding rose UC Berkeley to being ranked second only to Harvard, based on the number of distinguished departments.

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Times Higher Education in 1990 and later years has considered UC Berkeley, based on reputation, to be one of the world's "Six Super Brands" along with Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, MIT, and Stanford.

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UC Berkeley students are eligible for a variety of public and private financial aid.

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For 2019, UC Berkeley ranked fourth in enrollment of recipients of the National Merit $2, 500 Scholarship.

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UC Berkeley has often been cited as one of the universities that have produced most entrepreneurs, and boasts its own startup incubator, UC Berkeley SkyDeck.

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UC Berkeley students are offered a variety of housing options, including university-owned or affiliated residences, private residences, fraternities and sororities, and cooperative housing.

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UC Berkeley students run a number of consulting groups, including the UC Berkeley Group, founded in 2003 and affiliated with the Haas School.

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UC Berkeley Consulting, founded in 1996, has served over 140 companies across the high-tech, retail, banking, and non-profit sectors.

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UC Berkeley Forum is a nonpartisan student organization that hosts panels, debates, and speeches across a variety of fields.

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UC Berkeley has two prominent amateur rocketry teams: Space Enterprise at UC Berkeley and Space Technologies and Rocketry (STAR).

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UC Berkeley has a number of other vehicle teams, including CalSol, CalSMV, and Human Powered Vehicle.

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UC Berkeley alumni have served in a range of prominent government offices, both domestic and foreign, including Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court; United States Attorney General (Edwin Meese III, JD); United States Secretary of State (Dean Rusk, LLB); United States Secretary of the Treasury (W.

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UC Berkeley alumni have led various technology companies such as Electronic Arts, Google, Adobe Systems, Softbank and Qualcomm.

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UC Berkeley alumni have developed a number of key technologies associated with the personal computer and the Internet.

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