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 University of California-Berkeley

University of California-Berkeley - Berkeley, CA

200 California Hall, Berkeley, California 94720

General information:(510)642-6000
Awards offered:Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:36,137(25,885 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:17 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Navy, Air Force)
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $8,938 $10,940 $12,834 -15%
Out-of-state $31,655 $33,819 $35,712 -5%
Books and supplies $1,307 $1,315 $1,202 9%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $15,308 $15,317 $15,272 0%
Other $3,344 $3,482 $3,324 5%
Off Campus
Room and board $10,036 $10,304 $10,182 1%
Other $3,901 $4,044 $3,943 2%
Off Campus with Family
Other $9,473 $9,704 $9,456 3%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $28,897 $31,054 $32,632 -3%
Off Campus $24,182 $26,603 $28,161 -7%
Off Campus with Family $19,718 $21,959 $23,492 -9%
On Campus $51,614 $53,933 $55,510 -4%
Off Campus $46,899 $49,482 $51,039 -4%
Off Campus with Family $42,435 $44,838 $46,370 -4%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $11,220
In-state fees $1,614
Out-of-state tuition $34,098
Out-of-state fees $1,614
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $11,220
In-state fee $1,614
Out-of-state tuition $26,322
Out-of-state fees $1,614
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,692 66% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,284 56% $34,881,678 $15,272
Federal grants 1,236 30% $6,479,934 $5,243
Pell grants 1,091 27% $4,986,694 $4,571
Other federal grants 1,055 26% $1,493,240 $1,415
State/local government grant or scholarships 967 24% $9,892,893 $10,230
Institutional grants or scholarships 2,176 53% $18,508,851 $8,506
Student loan aid 1,180 29% $6,373,337 $5,401
Federal student loans 1,165 29% $5,870,279 $5,039
Other student loans 34 1% $503,058 $14,796
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 15,814 62% $230,098,794 $14,550
Pell grants 8,798 34% $38,121,491 $4,333
Federal student loans 8,257 32% $46,691,744 $5,655


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $14,818 $15,765 $15,589
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $8,170 $7,908 $8,051
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,699 $10,051 $9,210
$48,001 - $75,000 $14,501 $14,685 $13,139
$75,001 - $110,000 $22,215 $22,807 $22,388
$110,001 and more $24,903 $26,517 $27,669

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 36,137
Undergraduate enrollment 25,885
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 2,336
Graduate enrollment 10,252

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$60

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$70

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 50,374 24,473 25,901
Percent admitted 21% 20% 23%
Percent admitted who enrolled 20% 8% 9%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 3894 94%
ACT 1567 38%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 600 730
SAT Math 630 760
SAT Writing 610 740
ACT Composite 27 32
ACT English 26 33
ACT Math 27 34
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 65 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined 120122
Baseball 36-
Basketball 1724
Field Hockey -24
Football 117-
Golf 138
Gymnastics 1717
Lacrosse -32
Other Sports 60-
Rowing 7270
Soccer 2837
Softball -20
Swimming and Diving 4437
Tennis 1211
Volleyball -18
Water Polo 4526


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities01/01/1949 Accredited


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

11/01/1971 Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

01/01/1923 Accredited
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education

Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programs

06/30/1941 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

02/01/1948 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

11/25/1980 Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education

Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration

07/01/2001 - 08/26/2009Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health

11/01/1946 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession242027
Drug law violations103115 177
Liquor law violations188147159
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 411
Drug law violations 6149
Liquor law violations 562
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 5630
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 001
Robbery 13149
Aggravated assault 1487
Burglary 486340
Motor vehicle theft 141314
Arson 1296
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 139
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 132
Aggravated assault 101
Burglary 756
Motor vehicle theft 020
Arson 020
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate2.6%
Number in default121
Number in repayment4,555

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00131200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMMaster's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice Post-master's certificate
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agricultural Economics919----
Range Science and Management3-----
Category total1219----
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning596----
Landscape Architecture22-20---
Category total13813194---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies-219---
American Indian/Native American Studies--1---
American/United States Studies/Civilization--108---
Asian Studies/Civilization4-15---
Asian-American Studies--11---
Ethnic Studies8514---
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies--1---
Latin American Studies6-1---
Near and Middle Eastern Studies-64---
Women's Studies--10---
Category total1813279---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General11157---
Botany/Plant Biology21019---
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology34482---
Microbiology, General191---
Vision Science/Physiological Optics15----
Category total181241062---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General55114357---
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other66-----
Category total61714357---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies--5---
Category total52-230---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science253116---
Information Science/Studies373----
Category total6234117---
Education Colleges
Education, General8833-68--
Education, Other-1----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-11----
Special Education and Teaching, General-5----
Category total8850-68--
Engineering Colleges
Agricultural Engineering--1---
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering18109---
Chemical Engineering151386---
Civil Engineering, General15431137---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering32455---
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics--15---
Engineering Science--4---
Engineering, General16----
Engineering, Other--24---
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering--6---
Manufacturing Engineering--1---
Mechanical Engineering62494---
Nuclear Engineering81010---
Operations Research1672---
Category total289169836---
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General11813---
Rhetoric and Composition11434---
Category total1222442---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature--1---
Celtic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics--6---
Chinese Language and Literature114---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General336---
Comparative Literature1728---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other526---
French Language and Literature4316---
German Language and Literature443---
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2823---
Italian Language and Literature325---
Japanese Language and Literature113---
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other--5---
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-1----
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics422---
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General552---
Category total4248307---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Environmental Health75----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-1----
Public Health, General2131415---
Category total22020198-625
History Colleges
History, General213226---
Category total2132224---
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General14414----
Legal Professions and Studies, Other211----
Legal Studies, General--14---
Category total14625124-310-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies--1---
Category total--1---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General--113---
Mathematics, General101914---
Statistics, General181049---
Category total2829287---
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology164---
Cognitive Science--79---
International/Global Studies2-----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other18128---
Nutrition Sciences-462---
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution--10---
Category total2122376---
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science--1---
Environmental Studies22518---
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management--1---
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other--1---
Natural Resources/Conservation, General--114---
Category total225419---
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Jewish/Judaic Studies-2----
Religion/Religious Studies--4---
Category total-7135---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General--4---
Chemistry, General1660111---
Geology/Earth Science, General996---
Geophysics and Seismology--6---
Materials Science211516---
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical--10---
Physical Sciences--2---
Physics, General392938---
Category total91117265---
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General82046---
Category total820344---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Policy Analysis, General701----
Social Work92102416--
Category total1621112716--
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology, Other-3----
Demography and Population Studies31----
Economics, General22636---
Political Science and Government, General172386---
Social Sciences, Other4-20---
Urban Studies/Affairs--22---
Category total48901669---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3711---
Dance, General--1---
Design and Visual Communications, General4-----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-211---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies-17---
Fine/Studio Arts, General6-3---
Music, General367---
Category total1616305---
Grand total2111920832843725