About Berkeley

The University of California was founded in 1868, born out of a vision in the State Constitution of a university that would "contribute even more than California's gold to the glory and happiness of advancing generations."

By the numbers

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History and contributions

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Experience Berkeley

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Explore the rites, rituals and rallies that become a part of every Berkeley student's campus experience.


Ready to see Berkeley for yourself? Find out about daily campus tours, parking and public transportation.


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十博bet体育Academic Departments and Programs


十博bet体育Student-to-faculty ratio

17.8 to 1

Nobel Prizes held by current faculty


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“Berkeley is a glorious place. Everywhere you turn you find this commitment to excellence.”
Oliver Williamson, 2009 Nobelist, economics