There are many educational institutions that you can find in the world. However, some of the best ones are located in the United States. One of the many great universities that you can find in the United States is the University of California. It is located in Berkeley and is commonly known as UC Berkeley, it is a public research university and is an excellent one too. What makes UC Berkeley significant and unique is the fact that it was founded back in 1868, this makes it one of the oldest universities in the world. UC Berkeley was established in 1868 by the merger of the College of California and the public Agricultural, Mining and Mechanical Arts College in Oakland. One of the reasons why the state of California is famous in the United States is because it is home to the University of California.
UC Berkeley actually stands for University of California, Berkley; UC Berkeley is basically a research university and is also University of California’s flagship campus. The university is very much popular all over the world, and is top ranked in many global listings, just for a reference the university was placed at number three in global university rankings in the year 2015; the ranking was conducted in the United States of America.
The private research, Ivy League, American University is located in New Haven, Connecticut. Having been founded in 1701 as the Collegiate School by the colony of Saybrook, the University is the United States’ third oldest institution in regards to higher education. In the year 1718, the Collegiate School was renamed to Yale College in honor of the merchant from the Wales, who was British East India Company’s Governor, Elihu Yale. In the year 1731, the governor also received a gift that came in the form of slaves as well as land from one Bishop Berkley.
Located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States, Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university i.e. ranked consistently among the top 10 universities of the World. It was founded as the College of New Jersey in 1746 in Elizabeth. In 1747, the institution moved to Newark and then after nine more years it went to its current site i.e. Princeton, New Jersey, where in 1896, it was renamed Princeton University.
The California campus of Stanford University has been listed in magazines and on websites as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the world and one of the most attractive university settings in the United States. It is often likened by visitors to a country estate or to a farm, and that may be because the campus started as both of these.
Large universities are always interesting places to visit, but many campuses have sites of historical importance, buildings of distinction or museums of interest. Harvard University, the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, has all three, and can easily be reached from Boston, which is about 3 miles (4.8 km) to the southeast, by highways along the Charles River, city streets and buses or the Red Line subway of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston’s famous “T”.