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Colleges / University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate11%

About UC Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley is known for its academic excellence and is ranked among the top universities in the world. Students are drawn to UC Berkeley for the university’s rigorous academic programs, research opportunities, innovation, student culture and activism, and athletics. The campus’ proximity to both downtown Berkeley and San Francisco provides students with many off-campus opportunities. 

Berkeley has over 130 academic departments and is particularly known for groundbreaking research in many fields. Their Computer Science program is one of the best in the world and offers students opportunities to collaborate with other academic departments and even with programs and companies outside of the university. Other highly-rated programs at UC-Berkeley include economics, political science, electrical engineering, molecular and cell biology, and business administration. 

UC Berkeley’s 1,232 acre campus is located in the hills of Berkeley and offers unique views of the San Francisco Bay and surrounding areas. The university houses several renowned facilities and landmarks including the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, The Bancroft Library, the UC Botanical Garden, and Strawberry Creek.   

UC Berkeley is a member of the Pac-12 Conference with 30 varsity Division 1 teams. The university has well-rounded athletic programs with most sports achieving success in tournaments and championships. Some of the most popular sports at UC Berkeley include water polo, rugby, swimming, softball, and tennis. 

Did You Know? 

The University of California, Berkeley is the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, which was a student-led protest in 1964 that fought for the right to free speech and political activism on campus. UC_Berkeley was the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, a student-led protest in 1964 that fought for the right to free speech and political activism on college campuses. Berkeley has a rich history of student activism, which is one reason the campus is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The CC Community on UC Berkeley

“I think the campus itself — the physical plant, the geography and the vibe — is one of Cal’s best features.”

University of California, Berkeley is a public university in the city of Berkeley, California. UC Berkeley was founded in 1868. The college enrolls around 45,745 students per year, including 32,831 undergrads.

UC Berkeley Acceptance Rate 2022

Around 11% of applicants get into UC Berkeley each year. In 2022, 125,130 students applied to UC Berkeley and 14,220 were admitted.

University of California, Berkeley Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 11%
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Average GPA 3.9
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110 Sproul Hall Berkeley, CA 94720

Campus Setting: Urban

UC Berkeley Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Nov 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Nov 30

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UC Berkeley is Nov 30.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UC Berkeley is Nov 30.

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