Hi, my name is Professor Renee Willis from Competitive Edge Education and Business Services - we prepare our college students for their college experience. Today we're going to talk about the University of California at Berkeley, also known as UC Berkeley. UC Berkeley was chartered in 1868 and is known as a "City of Learning" on the San Francisco Bay, occupying 1,232 acres. UC Berkeley is also one of the leading public universities, where students can excel beyond ordinary boundaries. Founded in the wake of the gold rush by leaders of the newly established 31st state, UC Berkeley has established a distinguished faculty, a stellar research library and more than 350 academic programs.UC Berkeley has 130 academic departments with more than 80 interdisciplinary research units. Did you know that 22 UC Berkeley faculty members have won Nobel awards? UC Berkeley continues to be the only school in the country to have produced more than 3,000 Peace Corps volunteers. Did you know a National Research Council analysis of U.S. universities concluded that UC Berkeley has the largest number of highly ranked graduate programs in the country?Over the past decade, the National Science Foundation awarded more Graduate Research Fellowships to UC Berkeley students than to any other university. The university has long served talented individuals regardless of their means. Some of the UC Berkely famous alumni include: Gregory Peck, John T. Dunlop, Steve Wozniak and two time governor of California, Jerry Brown. I'm Renee Willis, thank you for watching, and for more information, please visit About.com.