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UC Berkeley SAT Scores

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SAT scores needed to get into University of California Berkeley

Average Score and SAT Requirements

University of California Berkeley is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "neither required nor recommended". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.

Average SAT Score 1420

The average composite SAT score for admitted University of California Berkeley freshman is 1420 out of 1600. UC Berkeley students have the 60th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1420 is in the 96th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1310 to 1530

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1310 to 1530. The 75th percentile score is 1530 while the 25th percentile score is 1310.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by UC Berkeley but we estimate it to be around a 1200 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 725

The average score for UC Berkeley students on the math portion of the SAT is 725 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 660 and the 75th percentile score 790.

Average SAT Reading Score 695

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 650 to 740 and the average score for University of California Berkeley students is 695.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

79 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to University of California Berkeley

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at University of California Berkeley based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 14.4%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.87.

Can I get into UC Berkeley with a 1530 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1530 or higher is very competitive at UC Berkeley and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. While having an above average chance of acceptance, admission is very competitive. The estimated chance of getting in is around 24% or higher.

Can I get into UC Berkeley with a 1420 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1420 to 1520 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is extremely competitive. The estimated chance of being accepted is around 14% to 23%.

Can I get into UC Berkeley with a 1310 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1310 to 1410 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 8% to 13% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into UC Berkeley with a 1200 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1200 to 1300 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 7% chance of admission to UC Berkeley. SAT scores below 1200 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
Admission chances to University of California Berkeley by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 32%
1590 31%
1580 29%
1570 28%
1560 27%
1550 26%
1540 25%
1530 24%
1520 23%
1510 22%
1500 21%
1490 20%
1480 19%
1470 18%
1460 17%
1450 16%
1440 15%
1430 15%
1420 14%
1410 13%
1400 13%
1390 12%
1380 11%
1370 11%
1360 10%
1350 10%
1340 9%
1330 9%
1320 8%
1310 8%
1300 7%
1290 7%
1280 7%
1270 6%
1260 6%
1250 6%
1240 5%
1230 5%
1220 5%
1210 5%
1200 4%
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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.