The University of California was founded in 1868 and is located in Berkeley, California. It is a very large school. Admissions require you to submit ACT scores, Essay, GPA, SAT, school records, test scores, and college preparation program. On the Berkeley Education website, I was pleased to see that it is the #1 public university in the State, and the 4th best global university. The University of California is exploring the higher education options that exist beyond the country and it is showing.