Founded in 1868 as the flagship campus of the University of California, UC Berkeley is a public institution with a long history of academic excellence, groundbreaking research, and social and political activism. An internationally renowned research and teaching university, Berkeley encourages interdisciplinary, well-rounded education in its undergraduate students, believing that a diverse and broadly inquisitive learning experience strengthens and promotes creativity and curiosity. Close to 30 percent of freshmen are the first in their families to attend college. Its 1,232-acre campus is located in Berkeley, about 15 miles from San Francisco.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
31,709
Undergraduates
14,206
Men - 44.8%
17,060
Women - 53.8%
13,120
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
15% of 112,846 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
November 30
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.87
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $43,745
Out-of-state: $74,771
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,959
Out-of-state: $45,985
Room and Board
$21,168
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Freshman Award
$27,708
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$17,511
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
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Berkeley Population
122,726
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Francisco
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
26% of all students
Mascot
Oski
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
96.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
79.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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