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    University of California, Berkeley - Rankings 2019-2020: Global Rankings, National Rankings, Subject-Specific Rankings

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    UC Berkeley excels in providing world-class education and resources to facilitate research for the greater good. The university is internationally known for revolutionary achievements in all disciplines and ranked #4 in Best Global Universities by US News & World Report.

    The university id continuously topping this list of public universities in global rankings for the last five years.

    UC Berkeley’s creation stemmed from a vision to bring new knowledge to light and has been guided by the motto- Fiat Lux or ‘Let there be light’ ever since. The university’s website offers an opinion-based platform known as Berkeley Blog, where more than 350 UC scholars share their perspectives on local, national, and global issues.

    All UC schools refer to the same application but decide independently whether to accept a candidate. UC Berkeley’s reputation comes from the fact that its acceptance rate falls in the range of 15% - 17% every year. One of the elite universities in America, this university is ranked highly by trusted ranking agencies like THE, U.S. News & World Report, and QS Top Universities.

    Global Rankings of the University of California, Berkeley

    • Times Higher Education

    The UCB world ranking 2020 is 13th with an overall score of 88.3. The breakdown of scores given by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 is as follows:

    • Overall: 88.3
    • Teaching: 83
    • Research: 90.6
    • Citations: 99.2
    • Industry Income: 46.1
    • International Outlook: 70.4

    Comparison of UCB’s World University Rankings 2020 with few renowned universities by Times Higher Education. 

    University University of Oxford Stanford University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Princeton University Harvard University The University of California, Berkeley
    World University Rankings 2020 #1 #4 #5 #6 #7 #13

    UCB excels in the list of reputed colleges than in the World University Rankings. UC Berkeley has been consistently ranked on the 6th since 2014, that’s probably because the brand value of a university plays more important than the academic citations or the opportunities.

    World Reputation Rankings 2019 lists the University of California, Berkeley at the #6 position. Score breakdown for its reputational ranking is as follows:

    • Overall- 57
    • Research- 60
    • Teaching- 49.7
    • QS - World University Rankings

    The University of California, Berkeley is ranked #28 with an overall score of 82.6 as mentioned in the QS World University Rankings 2020. QS Rankings is believed to have adopted a consistent method in its analysis of world universities. Their framework is compiled of six metrics that effectively outline a university’s performance.

    METRIC POINTS WEIGHT SCORE
    Academic Reputation 40% 100
    Employer Reputation 10% 99.9
    Faculty/Student Ratio 20% 30.9
    Citations Per Faculty 20% 97.7
    International Faculty 5% 92.4
    International Student 5% 39.7

    Even after the 28th rank, UCB carries on possessing the best academic and employers reputation among much higher-ranked universities in the world. 

    UCB is most often compared with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Stanford University but UCB has been awarded a very different rank than the rest by QS Rankings. Caltech holds #5 and Stanford is ranked at #2. This vast difference is evident in the score breakdown of all three universities.

    Academic and Employer reputation is, however, better scored for UCB than Caltech.

    • US News & World Report

    Institutions from more than 80 countries have been ranked based on 13 indicators that assess the global and regional reputation of the University along with its academic performance. Performance indicators like these help students to explore higher education options beyond their own country’s boundaries. The University of California, Berkeley has been ranked #4 in the list of Best Global Universities Rankings, 2019.

    Following is a breakdown of the University’s performance on the indicators specified by Global University Rankings U.S News & World Report:

    Ranking Indicators The University of California, Berkeley Weight
    Global score 90.3 -
    Global research reputation #4 12.5%
    Regional research reputation #4 12.5%
    Publications #25 10%
    Books #11 2.5%
    Conferences #38 2.5%
    Normalized citation impact #28 10%
    Total citations #14 7.5%
    Number of publications that are among the 10 percent most cited #12 12.5%
    Percentage of total publications that are among the 10 percent most cited #11 10%
    International collaboration - relative to the country #72 5%
    International collaboration #488 5%
    Number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1 percent most cited #11 5%
    Percentage of highly cited papers that are among the top 1 percent most cited #21 5%

    US News focuses specifically on the schools’ academic research and overall reputation while calculating global rankings, unlike other rankings where admission rates and graduation rates are also taken into account.

    National Rankings of the University of California, Berkeley

    Times Higher Education 

    According to the Times Higher Education, UCB’s national ranking 2020 occupies #34 position. 

    Year 2017 2018 2019 2020
    Ranking Position #35 #40 #33 #34

    The University of California, Berkeley’s U.S. Ranking then calculates the following scores:

    • Overall - 79.8
    • Resources - 17.3
    • Engagement - 16.8 
    • Outcomes - 37.4
    • Environment - 8.4

    The methodology is based on answering four sets of questions:

    1. Does the college have the resources and capacity to effectively deliver teaching? 
    2. Does the college effectively engage with its students?
    3. Does the college generate good and appropriate outputs? Does it add value to the students who attend?
    4. Is the college providing a good learning environment for all students? Does it make efforts to attract a diverse student body and faculty?

    The U.S. News & World Report

    The University of California, Berkeley is ranked #22 in the National Universities list prepared by US News & World Report. The U.S. News 2020 Best Colleges Rankings compare institutions on 12 diverse parameters judging academic quality. The following factors are taken into account by the U.S. News while calculating National University Rankings.

    The Ranking Factors Weight
    Graduation and Retention 22%
    Graduation Rate Performance 8%
    Social Mobility 5%
    Class Size 8%
    Faculty Salary 7%
    The proportion of full-time faculty with the highest degree in their fields 3%
    Student-Faculty Ratio 1%
    The proportion of faculty working full time 1%
    Expert Opinion 20%
    Financial Resources 10%
    Student Excellence 10%
    Alumni Giving 5%

    Other Ranks Given To The University of California, Berkeley By US News In The 2020 Edition Of Rankings

    1. #34 in Best Undergraduate Teaching (tie with the Harvard University Ranking)
    2. #148 in Best Value Schools
    3. #14 in Most Innovative Schools
    4. #5 in Writing in the Disciplines
    5. #2 in Top Public Schools

    Subject-Specific Rankings

    Times Higher Education

    THE also ranks subjects offered by a particular university.

    Below are the subjects offered by the University of California, Berkeley which are among the top ten in the Times Higher Education 2020 Rankings:

    SUBJECTS RANKS
    Physical Sciences #9
    Business & Economics #5
    Law #6
    Arts & Humanities #10
    Education #5

    QS - World University Rankings by Subject

    It identifies the world’s strongest universities covering a total of 48 subjects. The top 20 Subject-Specific Rankings 2019 by QS World University Rankings are given below:

    Rankings mentioned above provide you enough reasons to apply for UCB. Nearly all subjects taught at UC Berkely are among the top ten ranked list. 

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    sc
    8.5 /10

    Placement :

    Placements are good for anyone who has excelled in everything here taught on the campus. We have a nice number of recruiters coming here every year so placements are good as long as one is worthy enough for them.

    Haas School of Business has a very diverse culture and that's what I was looking for. As I learned from the site admission process mainly begins in the months of October, January and April for MBA programs. So I applied for the April session and filled the application for around $200.

    9 /10 academic/food
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    9 /10 extracurricular

    Placement :

    After the completion of our second year of study, we will be eligible to sit for the placement examinations conducted by the external sources of recruitment who come to our college giving us the desired benefits. Our career analysis experts are taking regular classes at frequent intervals to help us understand the primary importance of managing our career paths and overcoming the psychic hurdles associated with job life. Some of the career paths which we were all made aware of during those sessions are Structuring and Sales Trading, Data Science, Quantitative and Research Analysis, Strats and Modelling, Portfolio Management, Risk Management, Consulting and Valuation, and Quantitative Developer.

    The majority of students in India are conceived with the thought that completing post-graduation from the USA gives you the correct amount of balance to your degree and a lot of stability to your Resume. I was no stranger to this thought process as well and had developed the habit of browsing through the internet sites from where I could gather necessary information about the kind of colleges in the USA where I could pursue my higher studies in Finance. When I learned about the Haas School of Business and their MFE program I was extremely inclined to join it not only because it provided the degree at a mildly affordable cost in comparison to other universities abroad but also had the requisite facilities which would help me achieve my objectives. This in turn encouraged me to fill out the form for this particular college.

    8 /10 academic/food
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    7 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    6 /10 extracurricular
    HS
    9.7 /10

    Placement :

    A lot of job and placement opportunities are offered by the college. Their strong connections and relations are very much fruitful for our better future. many top-notch companies regularly visits the campus for hiring process. Also we all are registered on platforms like handshake from where we get notified about many employment options near us.

    I was searching for the top universities in the world, there I found this university most suitable to me, keeping in mind various factors such as interest, previous academic performance, cost of attendance, etc. After analyzing a lot I applied to the university online by paying an application fee of $80.

    10 /10 academic/food
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    Jl
    7.8 /10

    The reason I chose this particular college is that the location of this university is Ideal and ideal programs were provided for my major, ideally, I also admired the chill atmosphere of UC Berkley and indeed am proud of my decision.

    8 /10 academic/food
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    6 /10 accomodation
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    8 /10 extracurricular
    OB
    8.0 /10

    Placement :

    Within the college city, there are a lot of jobs that are taken by students specifically because of their high regard. Once graduating, it is a higher probability for someone from UC Berkeley to get a job than from another college.

    Internship :

    No my school, UC Berkeley, does not provide any internships that you can apply to. The most they have are programs for pre-medical students but I am not sure. It does provide work-study which I will go over in a second.

    10 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
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    10 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    SS
    8.3 /10

    I chose this particular college for many reasons. I would say that I mainly chose because I liked the weather in California and because and I felt it would be in a good state and city where I could further develop my dreams and goals.

    8 /10 academic/food
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    V
    3.5 /10

    I thought I would get the best education here because of its ranking and faculty. I also liked the variety of classes offered and the social climate. There was a good selection of different organizations I would be able to join.

    4 /10 academic/food
    6 /10 faculty
    5 /10 infrastructure
    3 /10 accomodation
    1 /10 placement
    2 /10 extracurricular
    EC
    9.2 /10

    Placement :

    I am unsure about the placements and job opportunities. However I know that there are many opportunities such as research labs, but it is important to keep in mind that Berkeley is extremely competitive.

    Internship :

    I am unsure if my college provides internships. I know that there are work-study jobs that pay around $15-20 an hour. These work-study jobs may be relevant to one?s field of study. Students can also work at the dining halls or at the front desk of offices.

    10 /10 academic/food
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    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    SS
    8.2 /10

    Placement :

    There are always so many career fairs and networking events occurring with clubs on campus. It is definitely worth going to them and connecting with professionals, making your process of applying to jobs and internships much easier.

    Internship :

    Not directly. You can apply externally for internships. UC Berkeley's reputation makes it much easier to do so. There are also jobs and research you can do on campus, such as working in student government as well as doing research with a professor.

    9 /10 academic/food
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    8 /10 extracurricular
    SL
    8.2 /10

    Placement :

    I didn't go through any placement, but job opportunities from the school are great. They have lots of tutoring opportunities as long as you have a good GPA, and the mention of UCB outside of the Bay Area carries a lot of clouts.

    Internship :

    Yes. I worked as an undergraduate research apprentice for academic units. There?s no option for pay but the experience is good and goes great on a resume. I appreciated the opportunity for growth in the program I chose, and the work wasn?t difficult.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    5 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular

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