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UC Berkeley Description:

Occupying an impressive 1,232-acre campus, UC Berkeley frequently ranks #1 among the country's top public universities. It offers students a bustling and beautiful campus in the San Francisco Bay area, and top-ranked programs in the humanities, sciences, and engineering. Well known for its liberal and activist personality, Berkeley provides its students with a rich and vibrant social environment. Berkeley earned a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, and the school's strong research initiatives earned it membership in the Association of American Universities. Berkeley academics are supported by a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and about 75% of classes have fewer than 30 students. Like several of the other University of California schools, Berkeley competes in the NCAA Division I Pacific 12 Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 35,893 (25,774 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 97% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $12,874 (in-state); $35,752(out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,213 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $15,304
  • Other Expenses: $3,497
  • Total Cost: $32,888 (in-state); $55,766 (out-of-state)

UC Berkeley Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 62%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 53%
    • Loans: 29%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,141
    • Loans: $5,787

Most Popular Majors:

Business, Cellular Biology, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 96%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 68%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 91%

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

Admissions Profiles for Other UC Campuses:

More Information on the University of California System:

Mission Statement for the University of California System:

"The distinctive mission of the University is to serve society as a center of higher learning, providing long-term societal benefits through transmitting advanced knowledge, discovering new knowledge, and functioning as an active working repository of organized knowledge. That obligation, more specifically, includes undergraduate education, graduate and professional education, research, and other kinds of public service, which are shaped and bounded by the central pervasive mission of discovering and advancing knowledge."

from http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/aboutuc/missionstatement.html

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