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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 participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

UC Berkeley also has fraternities and sororities.

UC Berkeley Housing

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.

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.

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 to 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

UC Berkeley Students

54%

Women

46%

Men

94%

Full Time

5%

Part Time

84%

In State

16%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

35%

22%

19%

13%

6%

3%

2%

0.16%

0.08%

Undergraduate Students

30,980

Graduate Students

11,264

Non-Resident / International Students

3,879

UC Berkeley Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 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

42,244

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

17%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$14,433

Out-of-State

$44,187

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Nov 30
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