University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Overview

Address200 California Hall
School Websitewww.berkeley.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above

Midsize

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

University of California-Berkeley is a mid-size public, 4-year college based in Berkeley, California that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 89,607 students applied to University of California-Berkeley. Of those students, 13,301 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in University of California-Berkeley was $11,442, in addition to fees of $2,742. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend University of California-Berkeley.

University of California-Berkeley has a 91% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The University of California-Berkeley acceptance rate is 15%. To put this into perspective, 13,301 of the 89,607 students who applied to University of California-Berkeley in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in University of California-Berkeley is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into University of California-Berkeley had an SAT score between the range of 1,320 and 1,530. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for University of California-Berkeley was between 31 and 35 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to University of California-Berkeley as part of their application.

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At University of California-Berkeley, the tuition for in-state residents is $11,442. Combined with fees of $2,742, room and board costs of $18,222, other expenses of $4,811 and the $849 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $38,066.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $43,176 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in University of California-Berkeley to $67,058 for out-of-state students.

Students at University of California-Berkeley are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at University of California-Berkeley was $5,444 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 20%.

University of California-Berkeley Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio20:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to University of California-Berkeley.

University of California-Berkeley has a good gender split, with 53% of undergraduates being female and 47% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are California residents; in fact, 72% of all students reside in California. However, 14% of students come from out-of-state and 14% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at University of California-Berkeley is 20:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from University of California-Berkeley to thrive in your studies.

What's more, 39,393 students enrolled full-time.

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