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University of California

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Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Known simply as "Cal," the founding campus of California's university system is one of the leading intellectual centers in the United States and a major site for scientific research. Chartered in 1868, the university sits on 178 oak-covered acres split by Strawberry Creek; it's bound by Bancroft Way to the south, Hearst Avenue to the north, Oxford Street to the west, and Gayley Road to the east. Campus highlights include bustling and historic Sproul Plaza (Bancroft Way and Sather Rd.), the seven floors and 61-bell carillon of Sather Tower (Campanile Esplanade), the nearly 3 million artifacts in the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology (Kroeber Hall), hands-on Lawrence Hall of Science (1 Centennial Dr.), the vibrant 34-acre Botanical Gardens (200 Centennial Dr.), and the eclectic and extensive collections housed in the Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (2155 Center).

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Berkeley, California, 94720, USA




Published 07/06/2016


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