The University of California, Berkeley, established in 1868 was envisioned as a “City of Learning” , which has managed to achieve and to become the preeminent public research and teaching institution in the world.
Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus , with a sylvan 178-acre central core, making it a key contributor to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.
By offering studies in a variety of range – from classic literature to emerging technologies, with a curricula of 130 academic departments, it has been supported by the people of California, with which it embraced the initial mission of its establishing – public service.
It has 36,142 students in 2011, out of which 25,885 undergraduate and 10,257 pursuing graduate degree.
Apart from the vivid campus activities, it has very active You Tube UC Berkley community where the online courses can be seen.