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#6 Overall Influence #29 Desirability Rank

University of California, Berkeley

Public research university in Berkeley, California, United States

From Wikipedia

The University of California, Berkeley is a public land-grant research university in Berkeley, California. Established in 1868 as the University of California, it is the state's first land-grant university and the first campus of the University of California system. Its fourteen colleges and schools offer over 350 degree programs and enroll some 31,000 undergraduate and 12,000 graduate students. Berkeley is ranked among the world's top universities by major educational publications.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

88,062

Acceptance

17%

Graduation Rate

92%

Median SAT Score

1430

Median ACT Score

33

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$11,442

Fees (in-state)

$2,870

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$79,000

Employed

87%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

43K

Under-Grads

32K

Graduates

11K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

200 California Hall, Berkeley CA 94720

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

44 per 100K

Violent Crime

5 per 100K

What is University of California, Berkeley known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#3 World Rank
Computer Science
#5 World Rank
Mathematics
#8 World Rank
Biology
#4 World Rank
Engineering
#5 World Rank
Physics
#15 World Rank
Philosophy
#10 World Rank
Literature
#10 World Rank
Economics
#2 World Rank
Chemistry
#12 World Rank
Business
#7 World Rank
Political Science
#10 World Rank
Psychology
#12 World Rank
Law
#9 World Rank
History
#5 World Rank
Communications
#24 World Rank
Medical
#10 World Rank
Education
#6 World Rank
Anthropology
#5 World Rank
Sociology
#8 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#35 World Rank
Religious Studies
#10 World Rank
Social Work

Other areas of influence

#4 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#44 World Rank
Nursing

Influential People

Who are University of California, Berkeley's Most influential alumni?

University of California, Berkeley 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Chemistry, Computer Science, and Engineering

William Lawvere

William Lawvere

American mathematician

Robert Gilpin

Political scientist

John Warwick Montgomery

Lawyer, theologian and author

Charles P. Thacker

Charles P. Thacker

American computer pioneer

Tom Lantos

U.S. Representative from California

Tom M. Apostol

American mathematician

Saul Perlmutter

Saul Perlmutter

American astrophysicist and Nobel laureate

Umesh Vazirani

Indian theoretical computer scientist

Daniel J. Bernstein

Daniel J. Bernstein

American mathematician, cryptologist and programmer

Richard Montague

Richard Montague

American mathematician and philosopher

Randall Collins

Randall Collins

American sociologist

Travis Hirschi

Travis Hirschi

American sociologist and criminologist