University of California at BerkeleySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Berkeley, California Public Nonprofit regional Accreditation

$14,253

Avg in-state tuition

$44,007

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of California at Berkeley

The city of Berkeley is home to the University of California, Berkeley, which educates roughly 43,000 students a year. The selective public research university has an acceptance rate of 16% and a graduation rate of 93%. Berkeley features more than 350 programs in 130 departments, including 20-plus online programs. Academics and researchers at the school enjoy access to one of the top public research university libraries in the country and more than 80 research units.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

16% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate 16%

Retention Rate (High Retention Rate) 97%

Graduation Rate (High Graduation Rate) 93%

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1330-1530

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 31-35

Ways to Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Learning Environment

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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52%

Female Student Population

19:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

43k

Students Enrolled

Demographics

Asian

30%

White

27%

Non-U.S. Citizen

17%

Hispanic

14%

Two or more races

5%

Unknown

4%

Black

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Socio-Economic Diversity

23% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

23%

State Grant Aid

31%

Institution Grant Aid

51%

Pell Grant

23%

Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $5,417
State Grant Aid $10,993
Institution Grant Aid $11,063
Pell Grant Aid $4,711
Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.