University of California, Berkeley

WORLD RANK

2012-13
9

Berkeley, United States

Region: North America

  • Overall score
    90.5
  • Teaching
    85.1
  • International outlook
    49.7
  • Industry income
    65.4
  • Research
    99.3
  • Citations
    99.3

Vitamin E was identified here, a lost Scarlatti opera found, the flu virus identified and America's first no-fault divorce law drafted. A gold-rush by-product, the university by San Francisco Bay was chartered in 1868. To date, more than 20 faculty members have become Nobel laureates. Today's student body consists of about 36,000 members, more than 10,000 of them postgraduates.