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
30,711
Undergraduates
14,005
Men - 45.6%
16,431
Women - 53.5%
11,533
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
17% of 85,682 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
November 30
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.86
SAT Math
650-790 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
640-740 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27-35 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $41,885
Out-of-state: $71,639
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,433
Out-of-state: $44,187
Room and Board
$20,072
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$25,994
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$18,468
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,629
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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
8% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Oski
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
40.4%
Black/African-American
2.4%
Hispanic/Latino
21.4%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
6.7%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.2%
White
25%
Unknown
3.8%
International Students
12.5%
First-Year Students Returning
96.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
76.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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