University of California – Berkeley: Ranking & Review

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Berkeley Rank United States Rank World Rank
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Top 1%

University of California - Berkeley Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate17%15%19%
Applicants85,04441,59743,447
Admissions14,5496,3248,225
Enrolled undergraduates6,3792,9573,422
Enrolled total (including graduate students)41,89120,70921,182

1,581 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

651 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $70. Application fee for graduates - $105.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsConsidered but not required
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores4,674
Percent of students submitting SAT scores73%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
675
Math
695

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores3,713
Percent of students submitting ACT scores58%
ACT Composite
32
ACT English
32
ACT Math
31

University of California - Berkeley Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $36,989 $65,003
Off-campus $33,247 $61,261
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $17,549 and other expenses per full academic year.

University of California - Berkeley provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 8,860 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $11,502 $39,516
Fees for full-time undergraduates $2,668 $2,668
Tuition for Full-time graduates $11,502 $26,604
Fees for full-time graduates $2,668 $2,668

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Engineering 917 585 178 1,680
Social Sciences 1,491 37 61 1,589
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 388 629 13 1,030
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 828 18 123 969
Legal Professions and Studies 158 299 318 775
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 501 171 33 705
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 554 3 5 562
Health Professions and Related Programs 204 195 70 469
Physical Sciences 269 49 134 452
Mathematics and Statistics 387 26 26 439
Natural Resources and Conservation 353 39 32 424
Psychology 317 3 19 339
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 117 201 10 328
English Language and Literature & Letters 298 21 319
Architecture and Related Services 143 136 12 291
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 227 49 276
Visual and Performing Arts 208 7 18 233
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 150 25 29 204
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 175 10 5 190
History 137 12 13 162
Education 84 40 124
Philosophy and Religious Studies 83 7 90
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 31 15 46
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1 1
Grand Total7,9062,6091,18211,697

A total of 7,906 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at University of California - Berkeley.

At the master's and doctor's level 3,791 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate91%89%93%
  • Full-time retention rate - 97%
  • Part-time retention rate - 89%

General info

Alternative namesUC Berkeley
Founded1868
MottoFiat Lux
Let there be light
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsyale blue, california gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff10,416
Instructional FTE1,940
Research FTE1,419
Public Service FTE17
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.berkeley.edu
Address200 California Hall
Berkeley, California, 94720
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone5106426000
Fax+1 (510) 643 5499

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