University of California at Berkeley

Year of foundation: 1868
Approx. number of students: 35,000

The City

Berkeley is located on the east shore of the San Francisco Bay in Northern California. It has over 110,000 inhabitants. The city is noted as one of the most politically liberal in the nation, with one study placing it as the third most liberal city in the United States

The University

The University of California, Berkeley is a public research university. Berkeley is among the most selective public universities in the United States. Berkeley faculty, alumni, and researchers have won 114 Nobel laureates (including 35 alumni Nobel laureates).
The university is organized into 14 colleges and schools, which, in turn, comprise 180 departments and 80 interdisciplinary units offering over 350 degree programs. The Berkeley campus encompasses approximately 499 ha.