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University of California Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Overview

Student Population
42,501
University of California Berkeley overview
Location Berkeley, California
Online berkeley.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
University of California Berkeley overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Berkeley, California, University of California Berkeley is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 87,847 prospective students applied, and 14,278 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 6,455 enrolled in the school.  39,393 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,108 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $11,442 plus fees of $2,811. UC Berkeley is ranked 64 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

9/10
Overall
10/10
Academics
7/10
Resources
10/10
Outcomes
10/10
Value

UC Berkeley is rated within the top 15% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for University of California Berkeley within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Exceptional
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SAT 1330/1530
ACT 31/35
GPA 3.86
Applications Accepted
16.3% 
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Applications Due Nov 30, 2020
Applicant Competition Very High

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Annual Cost to Attend

California Resident Tuition
$11,442
In State Costs for University of California Berkeley
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$870
Other Fees$2,811
Room and Board $19,105
Budget for Other Expenses$5,148
Total One Year Cost$39,376
Out of State Resident Tuition
$41,196
Out of State Costs for University of California Berkeley
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$870
Other Fees$2,811
Room and Board $19,105
Budget for Other Expenses$5,148
Total One Year Cost$69,130

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$74,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
90% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of California Berkeley students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 20%
Biology 13%
Engineering 10%
English and Literature 5%
Natural Resources Conservation 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110635 IPEDS survey data for University of California Berkeley.

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