The University of California, Berkeley is one of the world’s leading academic institutions and ranked as the premier public university. The campus is renowned for the size and quality of its libraries and laboratories, the scope of its research and publications, and the distinction of its faculty and students. National rankings consistently place Berkeley’s undergraduate and graduate programs among the very best in a variety of disciplines.
Even as it strives to produce groundbreaking research that is reshaping the world, the University has not lost sight of its core mission: teaching and educating superb undergraduates. One of the country’s most selective universities, Berkeley received more than 60,000 applications last year, and admitted about a quarter of all applicants, with 98 percent of incoming freshmen graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class.