In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.
University of California - Berkeley was awarded 3,729 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general materials science.
UC Berkeley is ranked #17 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 1% of all schools in the nation! This is an improvement over the previous year, when UC Berkeley held the #26 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.
UC Berkeley also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.
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Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into UC Berkeley since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 17%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.
About 82% of students accepted to UC Berkeley submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 650 and 740. Math scores were between 660 and 790.
Learn more about University of California - Berkeley admissions.
The student to faculty ratio at University of California - Berkeley is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.
When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.
The full-time faculty percentage at University of California - Berkeley is 70%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate of 96% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of California - Berkeley enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.
The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at UC Berkeley for first-time, full-time students is 74%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.
Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of California - Berkeley.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 30,799 undergraduates at UC Berkeley with 29,300 being full-time and 1,499 being part-time.
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UC Berkeley, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UC Berkeley, approximately 21% of students took out student loans averaging $7,086 a year. That adds up to $28,344 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UC Berkeley is 1.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
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See which majors at University of California - Berkeley make the most money.
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Contact details for UC Berkeley are given below.
|Address:||200 California Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720|
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences||829||$35,329|
|Computer Information Systems||614||NA|
|Political Science & Government||496||$40,526|
|Natural Resources Conservation||482||$41,250|
|Business Administration & Management||392||$74,034|
|Child Development & Psychology||303||$30,168|
Learn more about the majors offered at University of California - Berkeley along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.
Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.
In 2019-2020, 41,164 students took at least one online class at University of California - Berkeley. This is an increase from the 2,342 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
Learn more about online learning at University of California - Berkeley.
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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