Graduate alumni enrich the culture. They support the social fabric of the state, educate the next generation, and make the discoveries that are the basis of new industries. We need all of those things to thrive.


The university name seems to be a kind of global password …. If you have studied at Berkeley, you find that you belong to the international community, you have a voice in decision-making, you are listened to, which is key in the field of public health.

Dominique Kerouedan, MD, MPH, PhD
Scientific Advisor in Global Health, Paris School of International Affairs

Being a student at Cal made me feel like I was in the center of the world…. Nobel Prize winners would make talks on a regular basis. The Secretary of State came for a talk on US foreign policy. Any topic of fancy could be nurtured with world-class material.

Edouard Servan-Schreiber, PhD, Computer Science
Head of Field Engineering at ActionIQ

My first impression of Berkeley was of its sheer size and intellectual power. I knew that 35 out of 36 of its graduate departments were ranked top ten in the United States. That’s enormously impressive, particularly for a state school that prizes social mobility and access for all.

Richard Halkett, MPP, Goldman School of Public Policy
Senior Director, Business Model & Operations, UC Enterprise at Cisco