University of California, Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Cal, or California) 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 founding campus of the University of California system. Its fourteen colleges and schools offer over 350 degree programs and enroll some 32,000 undergraduate and 13,000 graduate students. In 2022, Berkeley ranked among the world's top universities.
A founding member of the Association of American Universities, Berkeley hosts research institutes dedicated to science, engineering, and mathematics. The university founded and maintains relationships with three national laboratories at Berkeley, Livermore and Los Alamos, and has played a role in many scientific advances, from the Manhattan Project and the discovery of 16 chemical elements to breakthroughs in computer science and genomics.