University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 40,154
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 18:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 8,516 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of California-Berkeley is one of the most selective institutions in its admission process in the U.S. In Fall 2016, it received 82,561 applications and only 13,975 students were granted admission. University of California-Berkeley is at the #15 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 56% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 78% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1270 to 1540
ACT31 to 34

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

University of California-Berkeley charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $37,902 and in-state students paid $11,220.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 63% of University of California-Berkeley's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 23% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,753 (which is 7.2% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of California-Berkeley in 2016-2017, was 1,327, which is 24% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,995 (which is 5.8% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of California-Berkeley has enrolled a total of 40,154 students (37,321 students full-time and 2,833 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 40,154 students, 2,468 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 50% men and 50% women and 29,310 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 10,844 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 503 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Asian: 30%

White: 29%

Non-resident alien: 16%

Hispanic: 13%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%

Two or more races: 4%

Black/African American: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of California-Berkeley.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 27% 2,629
Engineering 7% 705 0
Legal Professions And Studies 7% 683
Architecture And Related Services 7% 665
Education 6% 532
Social Sciences 4% 368
Health Professions And Related Programs 4% 336 243
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 3% 328
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 3% 278
Mathematics And Statistics 3% 276

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of California-Berkeley full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of University of California-Berkeley graduates 6 years after enrollment is $46,000. Last year, out of the total 5,851 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 5,090 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 5,910 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 5,142 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $46,000 $61,800
Employment Rate 87% 87%
Total Graduates 5,851 5,910

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of University of California-Berkeley.

Skyline College
20.1 mile away
Foothill College
36 mile away
Sonoma State University
39.4 mile away
San Jose State University
42.4 mile away