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University of California: Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

110 Sproul Hall Spc 5800

Berkeley, CA 94720-5800

www.berkeley.edu

Admission Office

110 Sproul Hall, 5800

Berkeley, CA 94720-5800

(510) 642-6000

Contact : Amy Jarich

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Type of School

Large

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

College Board Code: 4833

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : November 30

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 93.0%

Total undergraduates : 31,361

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 6,397

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 83.0%

Average financial aid package : $28,230.00

In-State Tuition : $13,080.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $42,834.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Urban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: Nov 30

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : Mar 31

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1

Housing deposit due : May 25

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Dec 31

SAT subject score report due : Dec 31

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Mar 2

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 2

College will notify student : Mar 31

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : Apr 15

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 93.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 97.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Social Sciences : 19.0%
Engineering : 12.0%
Biology : 11.0%
Interdisciplinary Studies : 6.0%
Business/Marketing : 5.0%
Computer and Information Sciences : 5.0%
Environmental Science : 5.0%
Mathematics : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agricultural Economics D
Range Science and Management M

Architecture & Related Programs
Architecture B D M
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning D M
Landscape Architecture B M

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American/Black Studies B D
American Indian/Native American Studies B
American/United States Studies/Civilization B
Asian Studies/Civilization B D M
Asian-American Studies B
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies B
Latin American Studies B D M
Near and Middle Eastern Studies B D M
Southeast Asian Studies B
Women's Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry D M
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B D
Biophysics D
Biostatistics D M
Botany/Plant Biology B D
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology B D M
Endocrinology D M
Epidemiology D M
Microbiology, General B D
Neuroscience D
Toxicology B D M
Vision Science/Physiological Optics D M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Business Administration and Management, General B D M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Journalism M
Mass Communication/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B D M
Information Science/Studies D M

Education
Education, General D M
Special Education and Teaching, General D

Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering B D M
Chemical Engineering B D M
Civil Engineering, General B D M
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B D M
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics B
Engineering Science B
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering B
Geological/Geophysical Engineering B
Manufacturing Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B D M
Nuclear Engineering B D M
Operations Research B D M

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B D
Rhetoric and Composition B D

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature B M
Celtic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics B
Chinese Language and Literature B D M
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B D M
Comparative Literature B D M
Dutch/Flemish Language and Literature B
French Language and Literature B D M
German Language and Literature B D M
Italian Language and Literature B D M
Japanese Language and Literature B D M
Latin Language and Literature B M
Linguistics B D M
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General D
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics B D M
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B D M
Spanish Language and Literature B D M

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Environmental Health D M
Health/Health Care Administration/Management D
Public Health, General D M

History
History, General B D M

Legal Professions & Studies
Legal Studies B D M

Mathematics & Statistics
Applied Mathematics B D
Mathematics, General B D M
Statistics, General B D M

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology B D M
Cognitive Science, General B
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies M
International/Globalization Studies M
Nutrition Sciences B D M
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B D M
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management B
Forestry, General B M
Natural Resources/Conservation, General B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Buddhist Studies D
Logic D
Philosophy B D

Physical Sciences
Astrophysics B D
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General B
Chemistry, General B D M
Geology/Earth Science, General B D M
Geophysics and Seismology B
Materials Science B D M
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical B
Physics, General B D

Psychology
Psychology, General B D

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Policy Analysis D M
Social Work B D M

Social Sciences
Anthropology B D
Demography and Population Studies D M
Economics, General B D
Geography B D
Political Science and Government, General B D
Sociology B D
Urban Studies/Affairs B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B D
Art/Art Studies, General B M
Dance, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B D M
Film/Cinema/Media Studies B
Music, General B D M

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Cross-Registration

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

ROTC Available

ROTC, Air Force

ROTC, Army

ROTC, Navy

Computer Services

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Computer repair service available on campus

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Large

Unique Facilities : art museum, anthropology, archaeology, paleontology and vertebrate zoology, film archive, science museum and research center for K-12 education, botanical garden, rare book library, Western and Latin Americana, seismographic station, performing arts facilities

Geographic Location : 10 miles from San Francisco.

Small City

Urban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 31,361

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 6,397

Degree-seeking undergrads : 30,948

Graduate enrollment : 10,931

Student General Information

All students average age : 21

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 86.0%

Out of state students : 14.0%

Part Time students : 4.0%

Percentage of males : 46.0%

Percentage of females : 54.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 6.0%

Black African American : 2.0%

Asian : 36.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 16.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 4.0%

White : 24.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 13.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

10.0% Men who Join Fraternities

10.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : The Daily Californian

Student Newspaper URL : www.dailycal.org

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 97.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 26.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Special Housing For International Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $300.00

Housing deposit due : May 25

Housing deposit is partially refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Bears

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Club

Scholarship

NCAA Division I

NCAA Division IA

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Legal services

Minority students services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Reduced course load

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Club

Women's Club

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Bowling

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Boxing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Fencing

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Field Hockey

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division IA

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Gymnastics

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Handball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Ice Hockey

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Lacrosse

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rowing (Crew)

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Rugby

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Sailing

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Skiing

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division I

Squash

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Water Polo

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $70.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 84,852

Admitted : 14,176

Enrolled : 6,397

Most selective 17.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Offered place on waitlist : 7,531

Number accepting place : 3,975

Accepted from list : 1,098



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Considered

First generation college student

Recommendations

State Residency

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Recommended: SAT Subject Tests

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

AP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

All SAT Scores Required for Review

Other Test Policies

SAT Subject Tests recommended only for applicants to Colleges of Chemistry or Engineering.

A note from the college

Thorough review of academic performance; likely contribution to intellectual and cultural vitality of the campus; diversity in personal background and experience; demonstrated qualities in leadership, motivation, concern for others and community; non-academic achievement in the performing arts, athletics or employment; demonstrated interest in major.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 98.0%

Top Quarter : 100.0%

Top Half : 100.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 10.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 2.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 54.0%

600 - 699 : 35.0%

500 - 599 : 10.0%

400 - 499 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 68.0%

600 - 699 : 19.0%

500 - 599 : 11.0%

400 - 499 : 2.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 69.0%

24 - 29 : 19.0%

18 - 23 : 10.0%

12 - 17 : 2.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 60.0%

24 - 29 : 27.0%

18 - 23 : 10.0%

12 - 17 : 3.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 72.0%

24 - 29 : 15.0%

18 - 23 : 10.0%

12 - 17 : 3.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : No

From the college: Credit granted for all Advanced Placement Exams on which a student scores 3 or higher. The credit may be subject credit, graduation credit, or credit toward general education or breadth requirements. Academic departments may vary with regard to use of AP Exams and necessary scores needed to satisfy requirements for the major.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Visual/Performing Arts

1

0

Science

2

3

History

2

0

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science Lab

2

3

Foreign Language

2

3

Academic Electives

1

0

Social Studies

0

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 81.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 41.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

670 - 790

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

640 - 740

ACT Composite

28 - 34


AP & Admission Policy

From the college: AP courses considered to be more rigorous and challenging than regular university preparatory courses. Students who enroll in AP courses (when available) and perform well in them tend to be regarded as more competitive. Exam scores of 3 or better are favorable and add to the strength of the admissions application; forgoing the AP tests or scoring below 3 on the tests is regarded as neutral.

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

5.3

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

5.3

--

All

Art History

3

5.3

--

All

Biology

4

5.3

Biology 1A/1AL & 1B

All

Calculus AB

3

2.7

Math 1A

All

Calculus BC

3

5.3

Math 1A

All

4

5.3

Math 1A and Math 1B

All

Chemistry

3

5.3

Chemistry 1A/1AL

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

5.3

--

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

2.7

--

All

Computer Science A

3

1.3

--

All

Computer Science Principles

3

5.3

Computer Science 10

All

Drawing

3

5.3

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

5.3

--

All

4

5.3

Reading and Writing Composition "A"

All

English Literature and Composition

3

5.3

--

All

4

5.3

Reading and Writing Composition "A"

All

Environmental Science

3

2.7

--

All

European History

3

5.3

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

5.3

--

All

German Language and Culture

3

5.3

--

All

Human Geography

3

2.7

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

5.3

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

5.3

--

All

Latin

3

5.3

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

2.7

--

All

Microeconomics

3

2.7

--

All

Music Theory

3

5.3

--

All

Physics 1

3

5.3

--

All

Physics 2

3

5.3

--

All

Physics B

3

5.3

--

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

2.7

--

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

5.3

--

All

5

2.7

Physics 7A

All

Psychology

3

2.7

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

5.3

--

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

5.3

--

All

Statistics

3

2.7

--

All

United States Government and Politics

3

2.7

--

All

United States History

3

5.3

--

All

World History: Modern

3

5.3

--

All

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 83.0%

% of loans / jobs : 17.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 96.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 58.0%

% Judged to have need : 78.0%

% that were offered aid : 76.0%

% that had need fully met : 29.0%

% of need met : 83.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $28,230.00

Avg non need-based aid : $6,464.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $23,767.00

Avg need-based loan : $7,588.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $19,773.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 2

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Mar 2

Financial Aid Notification Date : Mar 31

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Cruz Grimaldo

Financial aid office phone : (510) 642-6000

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

State aid form

Other: Cal Grant GPA Verification Form.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

University Scholarship, President's Undergraduate Fellowships, Regents and Chancellor's Scholarships, Alumni Scholarships.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Athletics

Leadership

Tuition payment plans

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$13,080.00

$13,080.00

$13,080.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$42,834.00

$42,834.00

$42,834.00

Room and board:

$17,750.00

$13,888.00

$6,032.00

Books and supplies:

$850.00

$850.00

$850.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$4,826.00

$4,822.00

$4,938.00

Transportation expenses:

$390.00

$556.00

$1,472.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$36,896.00

$33,196.00

$26,372.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$66,650.00

$62,950.00

$56,126.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Diving

Available

Available

Field Hockey

Available

Football

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Gymnastics

Available

Available

Rowing (Crew)

Available

Available

Rugby

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Swimming

Available

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

Water Polo

Available

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 60

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.4

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 70

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 80

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 60

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Transfers accepted as

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Special Requirements

Completion of prerequisite courses for intended major and freshman/sophomore general education courses.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $80.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $42,834.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $17,750.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $13,888.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 80

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser