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UC Berkeley named best public college in U.S.

Stanford comes in 2nd behind Harvard as best private university

The University of California at Berkeley is the number one public university in the United States.

University officials said the ranking is based on the 2015 edition of the Center for World University Rankings, released last week. The center also ranks the 1,000 best universities in the world and Berkeley ranks number seven.

Stanford University is the world's second best private university behind Harvard, according to the center.

The center ranked the University of California at San Francisco as the sixth best public university in the U.S.

The center bases its rankings on measures including, among others, the quality of education the university provides, how well alumni do in the workplace and the quality of faculty.

Keith Burbank, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Cole Turay
a resident of Harvest Park Middle School
on Jul 28, 2015 at 10:16 am

Go Bears!


5 people like this
Posted by Go Bears!
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 28, 2015 at 10:27 am

Go Bears! Best ever place to spend four years - prepared me well for whatever comes my way. Life experiences, classroom lessons, high rigor and expectations - the best!


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Posted by steve
a resident of Del Prado
on Jul 28, 2015 at 10:55 am

good luck getting in, UC has increased the number of out of state students so they can get more $$. Thank goodness all my tax dollars are at work for me now that my daughter is ready for college. what a joke this state is


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 28, 2015 at 12:57 pm

@steve,

The percentage of tax dollars going to UC and Cal State colleges keeps shrinking. Uc Berkeley only gets something like 15% of funding from tax dollars today. It wan't like that years ago. Tax payers just don't want to support higher education.


3 people like this
Posted by BeatCal
a resident of another community
on Jul 28, 2015 at 1:36 pm

Fear the Tree


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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 28, 2015 at 2:37 pm

Is Cal still in division 1?


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Posted by MIL
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 28, 2015 at 5:34 pm

Cal is great when you are a foreigner. It's too bad more California natives can't get the huge number of slots reserved for foreign students. I realize it's all about the $$$, but it's still a shame our kids are turned down when foreigners are not.


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Posted by Ben J.
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 28, 2015 at 7:26 pm

Ben J. is a registered user.

Wow, quality of faculty? Based on what? How extreme far left can you lean?
This from a school where a person can stand waving an ISIS flag and get thumbs up from students and faculty walking by, but the same guy stands and waves a State of Israel flag and he is jeered at and ridiculed.
Sure....just where I would want a kid of mine going.

And PW, this article is misleading....Stanford is the #2 ranked GLOBAL university (behind Harvard), while CAL is the #7 ranked GLOBAL university. Which obviously makes Stanford the #2 ranked private US university behind Harvard.


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Posted by Citizen
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 30, 2015 at 10:28 am

Cows! In Bizerkely . . . . Mo .o . o .o .o .o !!!


5 people like this
Posted by Spokter Doc
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 30, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Golly, Ben, I am concerned that you've caught The Trumps. That's a virulent condition characterized by a painful swelling of the ego and enlarged glans, with most of the pain suffered by innocent bystanders.

Fortunately, The Trumps cures itself in about a month, as people exposed to it quickly build up resistance.


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Posted by HYRO
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Jul 30, 2015 at 9:55 pm

Golly, Spokter Doc, I'm afraid you've caught the "Liberal" diseases. While not terminal, it can cause irrational thinking. Seems you have a textbook case.


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Posted by Spokter Doc
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 31, 2015 at 7:36 am

Really, hy, that's all you've got? Let me guess -- Chico State?


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Posted by Go Cal!
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 31, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Ben, Cal does have a Young Republicans Club... and there are people in it! People who have tables set up in front of Sproul Hall. Guess what? Nobody taunts or diminishes them in any way. Maybe that's just "Liberal" tolerance? Proud to be a Cal grad!


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