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A Liberal Arts Education

Students in classWhy Study the Liberal Arts?

Competition in the marketplace often leads us to question the value of studies that don’t offer a direct track to employment. But a broad-based liberal arts education does more than prepare you for a job. It lays the foundation for a future career while also preparing you to compete in the marketplace of ideas.

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Berkeley is nation's best-value college

April 28, 2017

UC Berkeley is the top best-value college or university in the nation for the second year in a row, according to new rankings from Forbes.

85,000 students seek admission to Berkeley's 2017-18 freshman class

December 19, 2016
More than 85,000 high school students have submitted applications for a seat in UC Berkeley’s 2017-18 freshman class, another record.

Berkeley ranks third among U.S. publics for value

December 16, 2016
UC Berkeley is the No. 3 public university in the country when it comes to value for its in-state students, according to new rankings from Kiplinger, the business and personal finance publisher.

Our Faculty

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At the heart of UC Berkeley's achievements and reputation is a faculty second to none, honored around the globe for its intellectual preeminence. Berkeley's professors are pioneers — researchers and scholars who change the world with their accomplishments and shape the minds of future generations with their engaging teaching skills.