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University of California, Berkeley

THE UNIVERSITY OF California, Berkeley, is the premier public research university in the United States, with 97 percent of its academic programs being among the top 10 in the country. Commonly referred to as UC Berkeley, Berkeley, and Cal, the university's academic excellence is sustained by a $2.46 billion endowment. Berkeley was founded in 1868 and is the oldest of the 10 University of California campuses. During the 1930s, the leadership of university president Robert Sproul helped Berkeley to establish itself as a leading research university, and by 1942 the American Council on Education ranked Berkeley second only to Harvard in the number of distinguished academic departments. A reorganization of the University of California system in 1952 resulted in the naming of Clark Kerr as ...

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