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IPEDS ID: 110635
OPE ID: 00131200
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University of California-Berkeley
200 California Hall, Berkeley, California 94720
General information:  (510) 642-6000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  36,198 (25,951 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
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
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty3,0721,040
Research and public service1,423358
Total graduate assistants-4,437
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,315$1,202$1,213$1,2261.1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$15,317$15,272$15,304$15,4821.2%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,304$10,182$10,281$10,3911.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$31,054$32,632$32,888$33,3191.3%
Off Campus$26,603$28,161$28,489$28,8591.3%
Off Campus with Family$21,959$23,492$23,769$24,0911.4%
On Campus$53,933$55,510$55,766$56,1970.8%
Off Campus$49,482$51,039$51,367$51,7370.7%
Off Campus with Family$44,838$46,370$46,647$46,9690.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$11,220
In-state fees$1,644
Out-of-state tuition$26,322
Out-of-state fees$1,644
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,82869%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,46160%$40,899,396$16,619
Federal grants1,11827%$5,678,903$5,080
Pell grants1,10727%$5,120,189$4,625
Other federal grants60115%$558,714$930
State/local government grant or scholarships1,04825%$12,704,506$12,123
Institutional grants or scholarships2,39758%$22,515,987$9,393
Student loan aid1,21930%$7,118,347$5,839
Federal student loans1,19629%$5,939,643$4,966
Other student loans551%$1,178,704$21,431
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid115,64461%$246,609,159$15,764
Pell grants8,34432%$36,206,794$4,339
Federal student loans7,78730%$44,988,814$5,777
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
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$15,589$16,178$16,614
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 Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$8,051$8,024$8,506
$30,001 – $48,000$9,210$9,835$9,752
$48,001 – $75,000$13,139$14,366$13,944
$75,001 – $110,000$22,388$21,223$21,066
$110,001 and more$27,669$29,137$28,596
  • 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.
  • Under UC's Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan, undergraduates with parent incomes up to $80,000 who meet other eligibility requirements receive grants or scholarships to cover in-state tuition and systemwide fees. Many students receive grants to help cover costs in addition to tuition and fees, and many students with parent incomes above $80,000 also qualify for financial aid. For more information about financial aid at UC, see
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment36,198
Undergraduate enrollment25,951
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,241
Graduate enrollment10,247
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 97%
Part-time: 3%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 35%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 13%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 29%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 13%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 94%
25 and over: 6%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 71%
Out-of-state: 14%
Foreign countries: 15%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 92%
Part-time: 8%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 99%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 99%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
Number of applicants61,71730,71531,002
Percent admitted18%17%19%
Percent admitted who enrolled37%39%36%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading590720
SAT Math630770
SAT Writing620750
ACT Composite2733
ACT English2634
ACT Math2734
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
Student retention:
Full-time students: 96%
Part-time students: 83%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
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, 67 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 91%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 71%
6-year: 90%
8-year: 91%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 89%
Female: 93%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 81%
Asian: 95%
Black or African American: 79%
Hispanic/Latino: 84%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 91%
White: 90%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 91%
Non-resident alien: 88%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agricultural Economics-914-
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other-01-
Range Science and Management-1--
Category total-1015-
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-4711-
Landscape Architecture1020--
Category total15813119-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies943-
American Indian/Native American Studies6---
American/United States Studies/Civilization117---
Asian Studies/Civilization2570-
Asian-American Studies8---
Ethnic Studies3787-
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies17---
Latin American Studies62--
Near and Middle Eastern Studies1003-
Women's Studies23---
Category total2582113-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other--2-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General393220-
Botany/Plant Biology1116-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology428237-
Microbiology, General3817-
Vision Science/Physiological Optics-08-
Category total90816106-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General34056814-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-67--
Category total34063514-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies242---
Category total24247--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science1492733-
Information Science/Studies-403-
Category total1496736-
Education, General-942974
Education, Other--3-
Special Education and Teaching, General--3-
Category total-943574
Agricultural Engineering2---
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering1101721-
Chemical Engineering80924-
Civil Engineering, General10216629-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering3284439-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics27---
Engineering Science1---
Engineering, General-27-
Engineering, Other37---
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering7---
Mechanical Engineering1618451-
Nuclear Engineering131010-
Operations Research445610-
Category total912388191-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General386412-
Rhetoric and Composition66127-
Category total4521619-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Celtic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics4---
Chinese Language and Literature7-2-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General575-
Comparative Literature3017-
Dutch/Flemish Language and Literature1---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other1312-
French Language and Literature2202-
German Language and Literature1733-
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General3025-
Italian Language and Literature701-
Japanese Language and Literature2401-
Latin Language and Literature1---
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other6---
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General--3-
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics213-
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General362-
Category total2263040-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Environmental Health-23-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--3-
Public Health, General114d142d9d-
Category total114d144d81d6
History, General1691530-
Category total1691530-
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-2035-
Legal Professions and Studies, Other--6-
Legal Studies, General124---
Category total124203312-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General150-4-
Mathematics, General74727-
Statistics, General743913-
Topology and Foundations--2-
Category total2984646-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology2213-
Cognitive Science96---
International/Global Studies-1--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other13402-
Nutrition Sciences6303-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution70---
Category total38528-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science79---
Environmental Studies2021043-
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management13---
Forestry, General-2--
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other1---
Natural Resources/Conservation, General89---
Category total3841243-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Buddhist Studies--1-
Jewish/Judaic Studies--0-
Religion/Religious Studies9---
Category total11306-
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General2---
Chemistry, General116762-
Geology/Earth Science, General10510-
Geophysics and Seismology9---
Materials Science182119-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical6---
Physical Sciences1---
Physics, General612336-
Planetary Astronomy and Science0---
Category total24564136-
Psychology, General341923-
Category total341923-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General-857-
Social Work1021001222
Category total1021851922
Social Sciences
Anthropology, Other--1-
Demography and Population Studies-72-
Economics, General450123-
Political Science and Government, General378824-
Social Sciences, Other31036-
Urban Studies/Affairs27---
Category total1,6094295-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4414-
Dance, General13---
Design and Visual Communications, General-0--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General23-3-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies6142-
Fine/Studio Arts, General667--
Music, General39108-
Category total2462217-
Grand total7,7752,1991,304102
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined133119
Field Hockey24
Water Polo3628
Other Sports63
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities 1/1/1949 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1923 -  Accredited
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics11/1/1971 -  Accredited
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programs6/30/1941 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs2/1/1948 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs11/25/1980 -  Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration(!)7/1/2001 - 8/26/2009Resigned
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PHG) - Graduate schools of public health11/1/1946 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession202714
Drug law violations115177180
Liquor law violations14715985
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession111
Drug law violations1496
Liquor law violations620
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible63013
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)011
Aggravated assault874
Motor vehicle theft13149
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible398
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault010
Motor vehicle theft200
  • (!) 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate3.8%2.6%
Number in default180121
Number in repayment4,6794,555
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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