The University of California system is viewed as a “public Ivy” by people who are interested in such things; that is to say, it’s one of the best public universities in the country. There are nine undergraduate campuses, each with its own admissions standards: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz. (There’s also a campus at San Francisco, which is dedicated solely to graduate education.) Merced is the newest; its first class graduated in 2009. I think Berkeley and UCLA are the most selective of the campuses, but all of them are supposed to be good.
Wikipedia says there are currently 234,464 current UC students, and over 1.6 million living alumni. This list is of Charley Project MPs who attended or used to attend UC schools. I included those that only attended for a short time before dropping out or transferring to another school, such as Kristen Smart.
Shawn Farzad Attaie (Santa Barbara)
Daniel Lee Cho (San Diego)
James Junhee Goh (Irvine)
James Nicholas Gray (Berkeley)
Roger Lenard Jung (Berkeley)
Nancy Jean MacDuckston (Santa Barbara)
Kristen Deborah Modaferri (Berkeley)
Kieran A. Murphy (Berkeley)
Michael William Negrete (Los Angeles)
Kristen Denise Smart (Santa Barbara)
Gavin Smith (Los Angeles)
Dat Tat Tran (San Diego)
Sergei Turin (Berkeley)
Byron Eric Page had been accepted to several UC schools by the time of his disappearance, but had yet to enroll anywhere.