University of California at Berkeley

Year of foundation: 1868
Approx. number of students: 35,600

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 71 Nobel Prizes (including 28 alumni Nobel laureates.