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University of California - Berkeley
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  • 4 Year
  • BERKELEY, CA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade A
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade D minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade C minus

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UC Berkeley is a highly rated public university located in Berkeley, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 30,200 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the UC Berkeley acceptance rate is 14%. Popular majors include Cellular Biology, Computer Science, and Economics. Graduating 93% of students, UC Berkeley alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $48,700.

About

200 CALIFORNIA HALL
BERKELEY, CA 94720
About UC Berkeley...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Pacific-12 Conference

University of California - Berkeley Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Cal Admissions

Acceptance Rate
14%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
1310-1530
ACT Range
30-35
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$17,652 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$21,406 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
61%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 245 responses
38%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 298 responses
33%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 298 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    74%
  • On Campus
    16%
  • Online
    10%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
30,200 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,614
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 209 responses
  • Competitive and hardworking
    28%
  • Motivated, driven
    17%
  • Motivated, hardworking, intelligent and amazing!!!
    17%
  • Dedicated and exceptionally intelligent
    15%
  • Motivated but know how to have fun
    9%
  • Motivated, Quirky, Intelligent
    6%
  • They are some characters
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 353 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 411 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 214 responses
  • Diverse, liberal, crazy, and intelligent
    31%
  • Competitive, awe- inspiring, + challenging
    14%
  • Diverse and liberal
    12%
  • Inclusive and intelligent
    10%
  • Competitive, liberal, and difficult
    9%
  • AMAZING
    8%
  • Competative and liberal
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$64,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
93%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 159 responses

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