University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA
The University of California, Berkeley is a public research university in Berkeley, California. Founded in 1868, it is the flagship institution of the ten research universities affiliated with the University of California system. It is ranked among the best universities in the world and a top public university in the United States.
Berkeley was ranked as the sixth most reputed global university by the Times Higher Education. The reputation rankings, based on a survey of more than 10,000 academics worldwide, are just six years old and this is the sixth time Berkeley has placed in the "elite six" along with Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Cambridge and Oxford.
In its 2017 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked Berkeley 4th in their Best Global University Rankings. In 2016, Berkeley was ranked 3rd in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and 28th in the 2016/17QS World University Rankings. The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) ranked the university 7th in the world based on quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, publications, influence, citations, broad impact, and patents in 2015.
Alumni include important contributors to science (Nobel laureate William F. Giauque), and cofounders of such companies as Apple Computer, Intel, The Gap, MySpace, SanDisk, HTC Corporation and many more.