University of California at BerkeleyOne of the world’s leading academic institutions, the University of California at Berkeley, known throughout the world as “Cal,” is renowned for the size and quality of its libraries and laboratories, the scope of its research and publications, and the distinction of its faculty and students. National rankings consistently place Cal’s undergraduate and graduate programs among the very best. The faculty includes eight Nobel Laureates, 124 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 19 MacArthur Fellows, 81 Fulbright Scholars, three Pulitzer Prize winners and more Guggenheim Fellows (138) than any other university in the country.
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Oakland Airport Hotel Near University of California, Berkeley. Get an education in exceptional lodging when you’re visiting the University of California at Berkeley by staying at the Days Inn Oakland Airport. We offer newly-remodeled guest rooms, first-class service and ample amenities such as complimentary continental breakfast and high-speed wireless Internet access. Plus, our convenient location puts the UC campus within just a few miles, making it easy to catch a Cal football game or any number of athletic competitions.
UC Berkeley Student Body. More than 33,000 students annually enroll at Cal. Of these, about 23,000 are undergraduates. Students come to Berkeley from all over California, as well as from every state in the union. More than 2,000 students arrive from 75 countries around the world. The undergraduate student body is one of the most diverse imaginable—there is no one racial or ethnic majority. Students reflect all age groups, and economic, cultural and geographic backgrounds. It’s no wonder that Cal offers a wide range of opinion and perspective that’s the lifeblood of any great university. For more information, visit www.berkeley.edu.
UC Berkeley Athletics. Cal sponsors 27 sports, including men’s and women’s basketball, crew, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track & field and water polo; men’s baseball, football and rugby; and women’s softball, volleyball, field hockey and lacrosse. This athletic powerhouse has captured more than 62 national team championships while claiming over 109 NCAA individual championships in a variety of sports. For more information, visit www.berkeley.edu.
UC Berkeley History. UC Berkeley’s roots go back to the gold rush days of 1849. It was the product of a merger between the College of California (a private institution) and the Agricultural, Mining, and Mechanical Arts College (a land grant institution). The boards of trustees of the two schools decided to merge the two schools to their mutual advantage—one had land but insufficient funds and the other had ample public funds but no land—on the condition that the curricula of both schools be blended to form “a complete university.” On March 23, 1868, the governor signed into law the Organic Act that created the University of California. The new university used the former College of California's buildings in Oakland until South Hall and North Hall were completed on the Berkeley site (South Hall is still standing), and in September 1873 the University, with an enrollment of 191 students, moved to Berkeley. For more information, visit www.berkeley.edu.
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