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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.

Website: www.berkeley.edu/

Public
Co-ed
31,361
Undergraduate
Students
(53.1%) 16,871 Women
(45.6%) 14,490 Men
10,931
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
17% of 87,398 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.89
SAT Math
670-790 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
640-740 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28-34 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $37,905
Out-of-state: $67,659
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,253
Out-of-state: $44,007
Room and Board
$17,220
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Freshman Award
$28,230
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$19,773
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,629
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Berkeley Population
115,403
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Francisco
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
27% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Oski
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
40.7% Asian
2.2% Black/African-American
18.4% Hispanic/Latino
6.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
27.5% White
4.2% Unknown
International Students
12.5%
First-Year Students Returning
97.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
76.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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