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University of California - Berkeley is a public institution located in Berkeley, California. The location of UC Berkeley is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

$52,551 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
14% Acceptance Rate

Where Is University of California - Berkeley?


Contact details for UC Berkeley are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 200 California Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: 510-642-6000

How Do I Get Into UC Berkeley?

You can apply to UC Berkeley online at:

Admission Requirements for UC Berkeley

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UC Berkeley?

14% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at UC Berkeley is 14%, which means the school is highly selective when deciding who will be admitted and who won't. Even if you have great grades and test scores, that may not be enough. So be sure to look for ways to make your application memorable.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 12%, and the acceptance rate for women is 17%.

Can I Afford University of California - Berkeley?

$52,551 Net Price
16% Take Out Loans
0.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UC Berkeley is $52,551. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UC Berkeley, approximately 16% of students took out student loans averaging $7,202 a year. That adds up to $28,808 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UC Berkeley is 0.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of California - Berkeley Undergraduate Student Diversity

30,200 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 31,814 undergraduate students at UC Berkeley, with 30,200 being full-time and 1,614 being part-time.


There are also 13,222 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 30,200 full-time undergraduates at UC Berkeley, 45% are male and 55% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of California - Berkeley students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 10,647
Black or African American 601
Hispanic or Latino 5,843
White 6,238
International Students 4,089
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,782

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at University of California - Berkeley. At this time, 44 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 129 countries are represented at UC Berkeley. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and India.

Online Learning at University of California - Berkeley

4,681 Took All Classes Online
31,079 Took At Least One Class Online
894.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 31,079 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UC Berkeley has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of UC Berkeley

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of California - Berkeley was 894.2%. This is the #84 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at UC Berkeley regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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