The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus — envisioned as a "City of Learning" — was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.
Number of students: 35,409 students as of Fall 2008 including 25,151 undergraduates and 10,258 pursuing graduate degrees.
Undergraduate gender: 53% female and 47% male (Fall 2008).
Graduate gender: 55% male and 45% female (Fall 2008)
Degrees granted in 2007-08: Bachelor's, 6,960; Master's and professional degrees, 2,406; Doctoral, 865
2,131 faculty members (Source) dispersed among more than 130 academic departments and more than 80 interdisciplinary research units.
Secondary school GPA (Required), Secondary school record (Required), Completion of college-prepatory program (Required), Admission test scores (Required), TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) (Recommended)
Test Scores (2006) :
SAT Critical Reading
25th Percentile = 25% of students scored at or below
75th Percentile = 25% of students scored above
Tuition and Fees :
Undergraduate Academic Year Cost:
Tuition and fees (in-state)
Tuition and fees (out-of-state)
Books and supplies
Room and board (on campus)
Room and board (off campus)
Financial Aid Information:
Financial Aid Office Phone: (510) 642-0485
Percentage of students receiving any financial aid: 61%
Average amount of types of financial aid received from:
Federal Grants: $3,768
State/Local Grants: $3,413
Institutional Grants: $7,708
Student Loans: $4,004