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University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

Founded in 1868 as the flagship campus of the University of California, UC Berkeley is a public institution with a long history of academic excellence, groundbreaking research, and social and political activism. An internationally renowned research and teaching university, Berkeley encourages interdisciplinary, well-rounded education in its undergraduate students, believing that "a diverse and broadly inquisitive learning experience strengthens and promotes creativity and curiosity." Close to 30 percent of freshmen are the first in their families to attend college. Its 1,232-acre campus is located in Berkeley, about 15 miles from San Francisco.

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Web Sitewww.berkeley.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students25,774
   WomenNot reported
   MenNot reported
Graduate StudentsNot reported

ADMISSION

Entrance Difficulty 
Overall Admission Rate18% of 61,731 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineNovember 30
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.84
SAT Math630-770 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading590-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing620-750 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite27-33 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $33,320
Out-of-state: $56,198
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,864
Out-of-state: $35,742
Room and Board
$15,180
Average Percent of Need Met79%
Average Freshman Award$21,767
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$17,964

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
1,579
Regular Class SizeNot reported

CAMPUS LIFE

Berkeley Population102,743
Nearest Metropolitan AreaSan Francisco
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing95% of freshmen, 26% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotOski
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
43.5% Asian
3.8% Black/African-American
14.1% Hispanic/Latino
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
32.3% White
5.2% Unknown
International Students10.4%
First-Year Students Returning96.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
71.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.76 4.18 687 649 666 30
Low 2.00 2.18 300 247 310 16
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 36
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DID YOU KNOW?

• UC's famous bell tower, the Campanile, stores dinosaur bones.

• UC Berkeley's 34-acre Botanical Garden features an intriguing selection of carnivorous plants, selected for the different ways they lure prey.

• Researchers at Cal developed the first cyclotron, isolated the human polio virus and discovered a string of elements heavier than uranium.

A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Annual Survey of Colleges 2013, copyright © 2013 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases,
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