ABOUT THIS UNIVERSITY
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ABOUT UC BERKELEY
This is our 14th season hosting summer camps in Berkeley, CA at UC Berkeley. We strike the right balance between off-computer activities (creative games, sports, life skills, etc.) and essential technology education to foster STEM skill development (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). If you are looking for other locations in the Bay Area, we also offer summer camps at Stanford University, St. Mary’s College of Moraga and Santa Clara University, to name a few.
We have chosen UC Berkeley to host our kids summer computer camps and teen camps in the San Francisco Bay Area because Berkeley’s academic departments consistently rank among the top five in the country. This campus is an oasis that preserves much of the tranquil beauty of California’s early years. The wooded 178-acre central campus area is known for its architectural and historical landmarks as well as the scenic passage of Strawberry Creek traversing the campus from end to end.
The UC Berkeley campus is the oldest of all ten University of California campuses. The campus overlooks San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. The university is frequently rated the #1 public university in the country by U.S. News and World Report.
The campus is approximately 30 miles from both San Francisco and Oakland Airports and is an excellent urban-based option for our multiple San Francisco Bay Area summer computer camps. The campus is accessible by the Berkeley BART station (Bay Area Rapid Transit) which is located at the foot of campus. The BART train conveniently runs to Berkeley from both the Oakland and San Francisco International Airports.
UC BERKELEY FACTS
Nickname: The Bears
Schools & Organizations at UC Berkeley: UC Berkeley, often referred to as Cal, was established in 1868. It is the oldest of the major University of California campuses. There are over 130 academic departments structured into 14 colleges and schools. They consist of the College of Chemistry, College of Engineering, College of Environmental Design, College of Letters and Science, College of Natural Resources, Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Journalism, Haas School of Business, Goldman School of Public Policy, School of Information, School of Law, School of Optometry, School of Public Health, and the School of Social Welfare.
Student Population: There are over 25,000 undergraduates and 10,000 postgraduates.
Athletics: Cal athletes compete in the NCAA and are nicknamed the California Golden Bears. A member of both the Pacific-10 Conference and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Cal athletics have won national titles in various sports including football, men’s basketball, baseball, softball, water polo, rugby, and crew. They have won more than 100 Olympic medals.
Rankings: UC Berkeley is ranked high for academics annually according to many well-known publications and institutions. Did you know that UC Berkeley was ranked as the #1 public university in the U.S.A according to the U.S. News and World Report? Also, according to the National Research Council, 35 of 36 Berkeley graduate programs rank in the top 10 in their respective fields. The Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked Berkeley third in 2008.
Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: This is a short list of the many well-known graduates of UC Berkeley: Norman Mineta, 14th United States Secretary of Transportation and namesake of the Mineta San Jose International Airport; Governor Jennifer Granholm, first female governor of Michigan; Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer; Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel; Scott Adams, creator of the comic strip Dilbert; Alice Waters, celebrity chef, founder of Chez Panisse and the originator of California cuisine; Astronaut Margaret Rhea Seddon.