The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) is one of the top ranking institutions in the United States. It was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay.

UC Berkeley has the following colleges and schools: College of Chemistry; College of Engineering; College of Environmental Design; College of Letters and Science; College of Natural Resources; Graduate School of Education; Graduate School of Journalism; Goldman School of Public Policy; Haas School of Business; School of Information; School of Law; School of Optometry; School of Public Health; School of Social Welfare.

Ratings and Rankings:

- UC Berkeley's College of Engineering is placed 3rd among the top schools nationwide, following MIT and Stanford in the US News ranking of Best Engineering Schools 2011.

- 21st among best public and private "national universities" offering doctoral degrees (US News & World report 2010).

- 39th globally in the QS World University Rankings™ 2009. In addition it is placed in the world's top 5 for all the subjects including: Engineering & IT (2nd), Social Sciences (2nd), Natural Sciences (3rd), Arts & Humanities (4th), and Life Sciences & Biomedicine (5th).

- Ranked 3rd in the world (after Harvard and Stanford, respectively) in the 2009 Academic Ranking of World Universities, compiled by the Institute of Higher Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.

- 21st overall among all public and private institutions and Number One among all public institutions in the country (USNWR 2009). Among the engineering disciplines, it was placed 2nd in chemical, civil, and engineering science; 3rd in computer, environmental, materials, and mechanical engineering; 4th in electrical engineering; and 5th in industrial/manufacturing engineering. In the business disciplines it was placed 4th in management and real estate, and 5th in finance, marketing, and quantitative analysis/methods.

- 2nd for Natural Science & Math, 4th for Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences, 5th for Social Sciences, 20th for Life Sciences, 32nd for Clinical Medicine (ARWU 2008).

- In 2008, the Association of Research Libraries ranked the UC Berkeley's University Library as the No. 1 public research university library in North America.

- According to the National Research Council (1995), University of California, Berkeley is rated No. 1 for the following graduate programs: English, German, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Statistics. 35 out of 36 graduate programs at Berkeley are ranked within the top 10 in their fields in terms of faculty competence and achievement.

* Suggested Reading: UC Berkeley Haas MBA Top Rankings

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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