University of California, Berkeley - Rankings

Founded in 1868, The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) is a top ranking public research university located in Berkeley, California (USA). It is a founding member of the Association of American Universities.

Ranking Achievements:

- 7th in the US News Executive MBA Ranking 2011.

- 4th in the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities (January 2010).

- In the U.S. News & World Report 2010 undergraduate rankings, University of California, Berkeley is ranked 2nd in the nation for Undergraduate Engineering programs, and placed in the Top 5 for the following undergraduate departments: 1st for Civil, 2nd for Environmental, 2nd for Mechanical, 2nd for Computer Engineering, 3rd for Engineering Science/Engineering Physics, 3rd for Materials, 4th for Electrical, 4th for Nuclear, 5th for Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering.

- 3rd in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2007, 2008 and 2009.

- According to THE-QS World University Rankings, University of California, Berkeley is placed 36th in 2008, 39th in 2009.

- No. 1 globally for Natural Science, and No. 2 globally for the following fields: Technology, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Biomedicine (THES 2007 Worldwide Subject Rankings).

- The College of Engineering is rated 3rd among the top schools nationwide in the 2010 U.S. News & World Report graduate rankings. It is also ranked No. 1 for the following graduate departments: Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Environmental and Computer Engineering.

- 21st among 262 public and private "national universities" offering doctoral degrees, and rated No. 1 among all public universities in the USNWR 2010 guide to "America's Best Colleges". It was ranked 2nd nationally in the proportion of undergraduates receiving Pell Grants (for students from low-income families). It was also placed 14th for student-selectivity, 24th for graduation and retention, and 43rd for financial resources.

- Named the top university in the country for its contributions to society as measured by Washington Monthly's 2009 national university college rankings. It was ranked 1st among 258 national universities, ahead of UC San Diego (2nd) and UCLA (3rd).

- No. 1 in the ranking of Best Biochemistry Programs, 8th for Public Health program (US News 2008 Edition).

- 10th for its MBA program by the BusinessWeek in 2008.

- 6th among the World's Top 100 MBA programs by Economist Intelligence Unit 2008.

- 1st among all U.S. universities in the number of its research programs considered "distinguished", according to the National Research Council study.

- Rated as a college with a conscience and the 5th best value in public colleges by The Princeton Review.

- No. 1 internationally in the THES Ranking for Peer Review 2007.

- University of California, Berkeley is placed 5th among the top 100 global universities by Newsweek (2006).

- Its Ph.D programs were placed in the top five in all 15 categories including: biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, applied math, physics, geology, economics, English, history, political science, psychology, sociology, education and engineering (USNWR 2006 edition Ph.D program rankings).

- In the Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive survey (2003), UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business was placed 2nd for MBA program among recruiters from technology companies.

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