If you want to apply to UC Berkeley, the regular decision application deadline is November 30 and the application fee is $70.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
Students who apply to UC Berkeley for fall semester should hear back from UC Berkeley by March 31.
Here is an overiew of some of UC Berkeley's admissions stats.
|UC Berkeley 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.9|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are not considered|
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These are the early application deadlines for University of California, Berkeley.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||No||––||––|
UC Berkeley does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
In 2022, UC Berkeley waitlisted 11,725 students. Of those, 6,871 eventually received an admissions offer.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.
Curious about the factors that are considered by UC Berkeley during the admissions process? Listed below are factors commonly taken into consideration during admissions decisions.
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with UC Berkeley for more information on admission factors.
To apply, all applicants to UC Berkeley must submit the following items. Double check with UC Berkeley's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Transcript of High School Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. 4.0. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Students admitted to UC Berkeley have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9
At University of California, Berkeley, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||50.4%|
|3.50 and 3.74||12.9%|
|3.25 and 3.49||2.7%|
|3.00 and 3.24||0.7%|
|2.50 and 2.9||0.2%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.1%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
UC Berkeley doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
UC Berkeley does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is November 30. Applicants should hear back by April 30.
Transfer students can enroll in UC Berkeley during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to UC Berkeley?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UC Berkeley.
Does UC Berkeley accept transfer credits?
✅ UC Berkeley accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Do I have to submit test scores to UC Berkeley?
✅ UC Berkeley is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.
What is UC Berkeley's acceptance rate?
✅ UC Berkeley's acceptance rate is 15%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at UC Berkeley?
❌ UC Berkeley does not offer early decision.
What is the early action acceptance rate at UC Berkeley?
❌ UC Berkeley does not offer eary action.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At UC Berkeley, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.87. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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