UC Berkeley is one of the world’s leading educational and intellectual centers. It is renowned for the distinction of its faculty and students, and sets a climate of “thought leadership” that makes Berkeley a place filled with great ideas (as well as a fun college town!).
The 178-acre "Cal" campus, open to the public, also serves as Berkeley’s unofficial “Central Park,” with beautifully landscaped grounds, historic architecture, and tranquil, wooded walking paths that cross campus to connect Downtown Berkeley, North Shattuck/Gourmet Ghetto, and the Telegraph Avenue business districts.
Ready for your back-to-school experience? UC Berkeley offers interesting lectures, film and cultural events open to visitors on an ongoing basis.