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Despite not being part of the Ivy League, the University of California, Berkeley, is regarded as one of the best colleges in the U.S. – and one of the best in the world. Founded in 1868, the college is located in Berkeley, California, and has a student body of just over 43,000.


Berkeley offers a mind-blowing 350 programs at undergraduate and graduate level – each course being delivered at the highest standard of education. Commensurate with this reputation, Berkeley has some distinguished alumni and staff – including 107 Nobel laureates.

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