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The University of California (UC), founded 1869, is one of California's two state-supported university systems [1] It has ten campuses, with a total of 220,000 students as of 2010.

Authority for governing the university is divided between the Board of Regents (which includes state government officials, appointees of the Governor, and representatives of the university's staff, students, and alumni) and a Faculty Senate (representing faculty, and having authority over all academic matters). The system's headquarters (UC Office of the President, or UCOP) is in Oakland.

The university also manages three U.S. Department of Energy laboratories in California and New Mexico.

UC campuses

University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Merced
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz

U.S. DOE laboratories managed by UC

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory


  1. The other is the California State University system.