The flagship campus of the University of California system. Located in the city of Berkeley, 20 minutes and a bridge (or BART tube) away from San Francisco. Generally regarded as the Best Public University in the United States, its status was confirmed by a National Research Council (part of the National Science Foundation) report that named it the best research university in the country. Also home to the country's best English, Chemistry, History, and Mathematics departments. Its College of Engineering is considered one of the "Big 3", along with MIT and Stanford. It is a member of the Pacific-10 (or Pac-10) Division-1A Athletic Conference, and its major rival is Stanford. Its mascot: the Golden Bears. Also referred to as Berkeley, Cal, UC Berkeley, and the University of California (in an athletic context).