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UC Berkeley Demographics & Diversity

Berkeley, California

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at UC Berkeley are predominantly Asian with a sizeable White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 73% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of California Berkeley students
Race Percent of Students
White 27%
Black 2%
Hispanic 14%
Asian 35%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 14%
Race Unknown 3%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 12% more female students than male students enrolled at University of California Berkeley with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UC Berkeley has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of California Berkeley students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for University of California Berkeley students
Gender Number of Students
Men 21,273
Women 23,763

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UC Berkeley serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 70 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of California Berkeley students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 70%
Out of State 14%
Foreign 15%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$77,601 per year

21% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 6.1%
Part time Undergrads 3.2%

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