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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:  38,189 (27,496 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Athletic Graduation
Mission Statement
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Highest 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
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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty3,005986
Research and public service1,355235
Total graduate assistants-4,561
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,213$1,226$1,229$1,2411.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$15,304$15,482$15,830$15,8470.1%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,281$10,391$10,026$10,1261.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$32,888$33,319$34,356$35,2552.6%
Off Campus$28,489$28,859$28,900$29,8853.4%
Off Campus with Family$23,769$24,091$24,685$25,6433.9%
On Campus$55,766$56,197$57,234$59,9634.8%
Off Campus$51,367$51,737$51,778$54,5935.4%
Off Campus with Family$46,647$46,969$47,563$50,3515.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$11,220
In-state fees$2,211
Out-of-state tuition$26,322
Out-of-state fees$2,211
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid13,65467%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,22159%$58,035,357$18,018
Federal grants1,43426%$7,296,646$5,088
Pell grants1,42426%$6,767,258$4,752
Other federal grants84816%$529,388$624
State/local government grant or scholarships1,89435%$18,505,323$9,770
Institutional grants or scholarships3,05256%$32,233,388$10,561
Student loan aid1,50028%$8,327,160$5,551
Federal student loans1,45727%$7,377,810$5,064
Other student loans691%$949,350$13,759
  • 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 aid116,63661%$282,435,440$16,977
Pell grants8,44631%$37,986,129$4,498
Federal student loans7,05826%$38,497,370$5,454
  • 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$16,614$16,655$16,601
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 Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$8,506$8,607$7,338
$30,001 – $48,000$9,752$9,429$9,384
$48,001 – $75,000$13,944$13,192$12,260
$75,001 – $110,000$21,066$20,722$19,289
$110,001 and more$28,596$29,196$28,961
  • 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.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment38,189
Undergraduate enrollment27,496
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,170
Graduate enrollment10,693
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: 14%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 27%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 14%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 94%
25 and over: 6%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 69%
Out-of-state: 16%
Foreign countries: 15%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 87%
Part-time: 13%
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: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 91%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants78,89339,44339,450
Percent admitted17%15%18%
Percent admitted who enrolled42%44%40%
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 2015 (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 Reading610740
SAT Math640770
SAT Writing630760
ACT Composite3034
ACT English3135
ACT Math2935
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: 91%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 71 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 92%
(*) 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:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 72%
6-year: 91%
8-year: 93%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 73%
6-year: 92%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 90%
Female: 93%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 79%
Asian: 95%
Black or African American: 76%
Hispanic/Latino: 85%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 80%
White: 91%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 94%
Non-resident alien: 89%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
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-713-
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other-00-
Range Science and Management-0--
Category total-713-
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-5510-
Environmental Design/Architecture1---
Landscape Architecture1127--
Category total14714915-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies941-
American Indian/Native American Studies3---
American/United States Studies/Civilization89---
Asian Studies/Civilization2790-
Asian-American Studies2---
Ethnic Studies3446-
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies13---
Latin American Studies82--
Near and Middle Eastern Studies811-
Women's Studies12---
Category total205208-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other-20-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General354116-
Botany/Plant Biology605-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology430343-
Microbiology, General41012-
Vision Science/Physiological Optics-011-
Category total87213120-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General35657710-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-68-0
Category total356645100
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies188---
Category total18840--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science2861418-
Information Science/Studies-533-
Category total2866721-
Education, General-822673
Education, Other--3-
Special Education and Teaching, General--3-
Category total-823273
Agricultural Engineering6---
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering993116-
Chemical Engineering1083215-
Civil Engineering, General6816445-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering3608847-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics14---
Engineering Science2---
Engineering, General-03-
Engineering, Other41---
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering13---
Mechanical Engineering16613741-
Nuclear Engineering15166-
Operations Research44526-
Category total936520179-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General261216-
Rhetoric and Composition6744-
Category total328620-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Celtic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2---
Chinese Language and Literature12-0-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General711-
Comparative Literature1706-
Dutch/Flemish Language and Literature1---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other805-
French Language and Literature2333-
German Language and Literature1736-
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2003-
Italian Language and Literature216-
Japanese Language and Literature1112-
Latin Language and Literature0---
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other7---
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General--0-
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics122-
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General230-
Category total1881938-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Environmental Health-75-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--7-
Public Health, General164d186d8d-
Category total164d193d81d17
History, General1271627-
Category total1271627-
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-2711-
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-05-
Legal Studies, General98---
Category total98271284-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General191-3-
Mathematics, General71527-
Statistics, General110206-
Topology and Foundations--2-
Category total3722538-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology1902-
Cognitive Science148---
International/Global Studies-0--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other15000-
Nutrition Sciences7011-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution39---
Category total42613-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science69---
Environmental Studies1711437-
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management9---
Forestry, General-3--
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other0---
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other-38-
Natural Resources Management and Policy0---
Natural Resources/Conservation, General5521--
Category total3044145-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Buddhist Studies--0-
Jewish/Judaic Studies--2-
Religion/Religious Studies10---
Religion/Religious Studies, Other--0-
Category total8123-
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General8---
Chemistry, General131656-
Geology/Earth Science, General1635-
Geophysics and Seismology16---
Materials Science231710-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical13---
Physical Sciences0---
Physics, General593130-
Planetary Astronomy and Science3---
Category total28762107-
Psychology, General341020-
Category total341020-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General-791-
Social Work9384915
Category total931631015
Social Sciences
Anthropology, Other--5-
Demography and Population Studies-23-
Economics, General581518-
Political Science and Government, General304413-
Social Sciences, Other32130-
Urban Studies/Affairs45---
Category total1,6163164-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5618-
Dance, General8---
Design and Visual Communications, General-1--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General25-4-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies5015-
Fine/Studio Arts, General656--
Music, General28410-
Category total2321327-
Grand total7,6472,3861,165105
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 126
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 76
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $13,256
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $37,610
Full-time students: 73%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined129111
Beach Volleyball12
Field Hockey27
Swimming and Diving4030
Water Polo3327
Other Sports69
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission1/1/1949 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics11/1/1971 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1923 -  Accredited
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programs6/30/1941 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission 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 (PHB) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health11/1/1946 -  Accredited
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
School of Public Health
12/1/1933 - 12/31/2007Terminated
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
School of Optometry
5/13/1985 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
Tang Center - Counseling and Psychological Services
5/16/1986 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession143031
Drug law violations18018076
Liquor law violations856335
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession133
Drug law violations642
Liquor law violations030
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter010
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible1313
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)10
Statutory rape1
Aggravated assault4145
Motor vehicle theft91120
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible89
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault020
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) 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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 Year201320122011
Default rate2.0%2.9%3.8%
Number in default103157184
Number in repayment5,1245,2734,768
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)