UC Berkeley is on a 1,232-acre campus in an urban setting in Berkeley, California, not far from San Francisco. There are many activities and organizations for UC Berkeley students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
UC Berkeley also has fraternities and sororities.
UC Berkeley offers housing. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of UC Berkeley students live on campus. In 2021, 8% of undergrads at UC Berkeley lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 92% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UC Berkeley. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
UC Berkeley offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
University of California, Berkeley is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UC Berkeley campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
UC Berkeley offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Additionally, UC Berkeley has Office of Emergency Preparedness.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to UC Berkeley, take Interstate 80 to Berkeley, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Oakland International airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UC Berkeley's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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