Berkeley, CA 94720, Top 10 Engineering University USA, Rank – 3, University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
A neighbor of Stanford, UCB produces several top researchers and scientists. The late UC Berkeley Physics Professor Robert J. Oppenheimer successfully conducted the detonation of the first atom bomb during World War II. Berkeley Engineering offers programs in Applied Science & Technology, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering.
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Berkeley was listed as a “Public Ivy” in Richard Mull’s 1985 Public Ivies. In the 2013–14 Times Higher Education assessment of the world’s greatest universities, Berkeley was ranked 8th. Among world universities, Berkeley had the 2nd highest number of academic programs rated in the Top Ten in their field by QS. In 2009 the Center for Measuring University Performance placed Berkeley 9th among national research universities. The 2014 annual ranking by U.S. News & World Report ranked Berkeley first among public universities and tied for 20th among national universities in the U.S. In 2014 Kiplinger ranked Berkeley 9th out of the top 100 best-value public colleges and universities in the nation, and 2nd in California. The Princeton Review ranks Berkeley as a “college with a conscience” and the 5th best value in public colleges. For “Best Undergraduate Teaching,” UC Berkeley was ranked 7th in the nation, tied with Duke University.