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Colleges / University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate15%
Acceptance Rate15%

UC Berkeley Student Life

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 join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

UC Berkeley has fraternities and sororities.

UC Berkeley Housing

Most UC Berkeley students live off campus. In 2022, 26% of undergrads at UC Berkeley lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 74% 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.

UC Berkeley Athletics

At UC Berkeley there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at UC Berkeley:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Indoor Track NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Gymnastics NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Water Polo NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Crew Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Safety at UC Berkeley

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. The school also has student security patrols.

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.

Plan a Visit to UC Berkeley

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit UC Berkeley, take Interstate 80 to Berkeley, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Oakland International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in California you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UC Berkeley's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Keep Reading About UC Berkeley

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UC Berkeley Students

55%

Women

45%

Men

93%

Full Time

5%

Part Time

84%

In State

16%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

35%

21%

20%

13%

6%

3%

2%

0.15%

0.11%

Undergraduate Students

32,143

Graduate Students

13,292

Non-Resident / International Students

4,179

UC Berkeley Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

45,435

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

15%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$14,226

Out-of-State

$43,980

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Nov 30
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