University of California - Berkeley

University of California - Berkeley Veteran Services & Resources

Is University of California - Berkeley a Good School for Veterans?

Veterans who have decided to continue their education should research their options to see which schools do a good job supporting those with prior military experience. We've assembled this University of California - Berkeley veteran's report to help you in your research. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: University of California - Berkeley GI Bill® Information

Our Veterans Report on UC Berkeley Includes:

How Does UC Berkeley Rank for Veterans?

University of California - Berkeley was not included in this year's [Best Schools for Veterans ranking[(/rankings/veterans). This usually means that not enough data related to veterans was available.

How Many Veterans Go to UC Berkeley?

An increased number of veterans enrolling at a particular school means that college faculty are more adept at accommodating and supporting those with previous military experience.

According to the VA, there are 5 GI Bill® students at UC Berkeley. There are 42,327 students enrolled at UC Berkeley. This means that approximately 0.01% use the GI Bill® to help pay for tuition, fees, and other expenses. To put that into perspective, about three to four percent of college students in the U.S. are veterans according to the Student Veterans of America.

This number includes all chapters of the GI Bill®, e.g. Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill® and Reserve Education Assistance Program. It also includes Veteran Readiness and Employment. It doesn't include military personnel on active duty who are attending this college through Tuition Assistance. The total military population may be higher.

Federal Veteran Programs at UC Berkeley

University of California - Berkeley participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Counseling Support
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

University of California - Berkeley does have a student veterans group.

Does UC Berkeley Give Credit for Military Training?

Implied No Credit for Life Experience
NO Credit for Military Training
At this time, UC Berkeley does not offer college credit for life experience.

Unfortunately, UC Berkeley does not offer credit for military training.

UC Berkeley Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Yes Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Yes Navy ROTC
UC Berkeley does offer Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs for the following military branches:

  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Navy

Complaints to the VA About UC Berkeley

Our data shows that this school has not received any complaints at the VA.

Notes and References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

**GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibil.

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