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Tuition

$14,090

$36,968

not including room and board

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Extremely Selective

17%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,965
Declined + 55,752
Total Received 67,717
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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1  :  17

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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School Facts

UC Berkeley, founded in 1868, is a public university. Programs are offered through the following colleges/schools: Letters and Science, Natural Resources, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Design, Optometry, Education, Information, Journalism, Law, Public Health, Public Policy, Social Welfare, and Business. Its 1,232-acre campus is located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 36,204
Established in 1868
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEHSA (Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  AOA (American Optometric Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Codes

SAT 4833
ACT 0444

Public

25,951

undergraduate students

10,253

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
37%
600-699
38%
500-599
18%
400-499
6%
300-399
1%
700-800
60%
600-699
25%
500-599
11%
400-499
4%
700-800
46%
600-699
35%
500-599
14%
400-499
5%
30-36
61%
24-29
24%
18-23
13%
12-17
2%
30-36
62%
24-29
29%
18-23
7%
12-17
2%
30-36
62%
24-29
27%
18-23
10%
12-17
1%
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1,232-acre campus in Berkeley (population: 115,403); 10 miles from San Francisco. Served by bus and train; major airports serve San Francisco and Oakland. School operates transportation to three nearby universities. Public transportation serves campus.

University of California, Berkeley
2200 University Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
98%
Top 1/4
100%
Top 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
37%
600-699
38%
500-599
18%
400-499
6%
300-399
1%
700-800
60%
600-699
25%
500-599
11%
400-499
4%
700-800
46%
600-699
35%
500-599
14%
400-499
5%
30-36
61%
24-29
24%
18-23
13%
12-17
2%
30-36
62%
24-29
29%
18-23
7%
12-17
2%
30-36
62%
24-29
27%
18-23
10%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 30
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Extremely Selective

17%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,965
Declined + 55,752
Total Received 67,717

Admissions Contact

Amy Jarich
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 510 642-3175
F: 510 642-7333

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
gymnastics
lacrosse
rugby
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Pacific-12 Conference (Division I)
Mascot
Golden Bears (Oski)
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African American/Black Studies
African-American Studies
Agricultural/Environmental Chemistry
Agricultural/Resource Economics
American Indian/Native American Studies
American Studies
Ancient History/Mediterranean Archaeology
Ancient/Classical Greek
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Applied Science/Technology
Architecture
Architecture/City/Regional Planning
Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Art
Art History/Criticism/Conservation
Asian American Studies
Asian Studies
Asian Studies/South/Southeast Asia
Astrophysics
Atmospheric Sciences/Meteorology
Berkeley-Columbia Executive M.B.A.
Bioengineering
Biology/Biological Sciences
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Biophysics
Biostatistics
Botany/Plant Biology
Buddhist Studies
Business Administration
Business Administration/Asian Studies
Business Administration/Law
Business Administration/Management
Business Administration/Public Health
Cell/Molecular Biology
Celtic Languages
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Chinese Language
City/Environmental Engineering
City/Regional Planning
City/Regional Planning/Landscape Architecture
City/Regional Planning/Law
City/Regional Planning/Public Health
Civil Engineering
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Classical Archaeology
Classical/Ancient Mediterranean/Near Eastern Studies/Archeology
Classics
Classics/Languages/Literatures/Linguistics
Cognitive Sciences
Comparative Biochemistry
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Dance
Demography
Design
Dramatic/Theatre Arts
Dutch/Flemish
Earth/Planetary Science
Earth/Planetary Sciences
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
Electrical Engineering/Computer Sciences
Electrical/Electronics/Communications Engineering
Endocrinology
Energy/Resources
Engineering Physics
Engineering Science
Engineering/Public Policy
English
Environmental Health Sciences
Environmental Science
Environmental Science/Policy/Management
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Epidemiology
Ethnic Studies
Ethnic/Cultural Minority/Gender Studies
Evening/Weekend M.B.A. Program
Film/Cinema Studies
Financial Engineering
Folklore
Foreign Languages
Forest Management
Forestry
French
Geography
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Geology/Earth Science
German
Greek
Health Services/Policy Analysis
Health/Medical Sciences
Hispanic Languages/Literature
Hispanic Languages/Literatures
History
History of Art
Industrial Engineering/Operations Research
Infectious Diseases/Immunity
Information Management Systems
Information Management/Systems
Integrative Biology
International/Area Studies
Italian Studies
Japanese
Japanese Language
Japanese Languages
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Journalism/Asian Studies
Journalism/Latin American Studies
Journalism/Law
Jurisprudence/Social Policy
Landscape Architecture
Landscape Architecture/Environmental Planning
Latin
Latin American Studies
Law
Law/Asian Studies
Law/Economics
Law/Public Policy
Law/Social Welfare
Legal Studies
Linguistics
Logic/Methodology in Science
Manufacturing Engineering
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Anthropology
Medieval Studies
Microbiology
Molecular Toxicology
Molecular/Biochemical Nutrition
Molecular/Cell Biology
Music
Near Eastern Religions
Near Eastern Studies
Neuroscience
Nuclear Engineering
Ocean Engineering
Optometry
Performance Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Plant Biology
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Public Health/Medicine
Public Health/Public Policy
Public Policy
Range Management
Religious Studies
Rhetoric
Romance Languages/Literatures
Scandinavian Languages/Literatures
Science/Mathematics Education
Slavic Languages/Literature
Social Welfare
Sociology
Sociology/Demography
South/Southeast Asian Studies
Spanish
Special Education
Statistics
Structural Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Urban Design
Vision Science
Women's Studies
Wood Science/Technology
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Undergraduate

72%

25,951
students

Female
52%
13,461

Male
48%
12,490

Graduate

28%

10,253
students

Female
45%
4,644

Male
55%
5,609

undergraduateFull-time

97%

25,220
students

Female
52%
13,074

Male
48%
12,146

undergraduatePart-time

3%

731
students

Female
53%
387

Male
47%
344

Student Break-down

13%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
35%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
29%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

21%

Transfer applicants accepted

66%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.40
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

80

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

Not Reported

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

Not Reported

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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

Not Reported

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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