University of California-Berkeley in Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

(Rating 5 based on 5 reviews)

University of California-Berkeley offers 828-degree programs and 9 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 16%. The most popular test is SAT - 82% of students submitted it in comparison to 50% of students who submitted ACT. 49.8% are women, and 50.2% are men. 16% percents of international students. University of California-Berkeley is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at University of California-Berkeley is 13707$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $24685 and $34356 per year. 91% of full-time University of California-Berkeley students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $60,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The University of California-Berkeley is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, University of California-Berkeley students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$8,607
$30,001 - $48,000$9,429
$48,001 - $75,000$13,192
$75,001 - $110,000$20,722

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores


  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 15847


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


16636 of University of California-Berkeley undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 61 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes University of California-Berkeley number 5 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in California.

Students at University of California-Berkeley awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in University of California-Berkeley.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Navy

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


University of California-Berkeley graduation rate is above the national average.

91% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to University of California-Berkeley completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

14 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores


  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

University of California-Berkeley acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 67%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 51%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so University of California-Berkeley acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 52%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The University of California-Berkeley full-time retention rate is 96% and part-time retention rate is 91%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of California-Berkeley students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1880 - 2270

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 610 - 740
Math: 640 - 770
Writing: 630 - 760

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of California-Berkeley students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
30 - 34

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 31 - 35
Math: 29 - 35
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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Evidence-Based Reading and Writing


For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at University of California-Berkeley is 17:1, that means that for every 17 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In University of California-Berkeley the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at University of California-Berkeley and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in California.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by Rm. 1 Sproul Hall address in Berkeley, California.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of University of California-Berkeley with 0.3% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, robbery, and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

University of California-Berkeley offers 828 programs in total: 285 are for Bachelor's degree, 267 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 258 - for Master's degree, 9 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

This is the highest number of programs in comparison with other 45 universities in Alameda county, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree , Master's degree and Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs offered. University of California-Berkeley is one of the few institutions in Alameda that offers a Postbaccalaureate certificate program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 9 distance learning programs that are provided in the University of California-Berkeley: 3 are for Bachelor's degree, 3 - for Master's degree and 3 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the California state average data to help you compare.


University of California-Berkeley provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 28488 students with 854626 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 10005 with 240108 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 1121 students.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for University of California-Berkeley

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Nice place to walk and get into students atmosphere again!

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An apparition that comes into your life, becomes a touchable reality that you want to hang on forever...48,000,000 Colombians Can't Be Wrong by Brian Ward

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I wouldn’t mind the nasty comments that are clearly left by salty conservatives. The campus is beautiful. The academics/professors are some of the nations best. Enough said. Go bears!

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Overall Rating:

School's reputation speaks for itself. It's a great undergraduate program, although known worldwide more for its graduate programs, many of which are top 5 in the world. There are so many undergraduates that it can sometimes feel impersonal, but joining on campus groups and making friends in the dorms can mitigate that. There's not much grade inflation like at the Ivy League schools, so if you do poorly in a course, you can easily get a D or F, whereas at Ivies the professors likely wouldn't give lower than a C-. Can be tough academically.

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Overall Rating:

I'm just saying that this place is the best place to set up a future. The people and the atmosphere is just lovable. I wish I could be able to get back there one day!

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Location & Website

Address: 200 California Hall

Place: Research Universities (very high research activity)

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5106426000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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