The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Cal, or California) is a public research university in Berkeley, California.It was founded in 1868 and serves as the flagship institution of the ten research universities affiliated with the University of California system.Berkeley is ranked among the top 15 universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (5th overall), the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (15th overall), and the U.S. News & World Report Global University Rankings(4th overall). It is considered one of the "Public Ivies", meaning that it is a public university thought to offer a quality of education comparable to that of the Ivy League.
THE COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (CED) stands among the nation’s top environmental design schools. It is one of the world’s most distinguished laboratories for experimentation, research, and intellectual synergy. The first school to combine the disciplines of architecture, planning, and landscape architecture into a single college, CED led the way toward an integrated approach to analyzing, understanding, and designing our built environment.