The University of California, Berkeley offers more than 100 majors and 100 graduate degree programs in 14 different colleges and schools taught by world-renowned professors among the best in their fields.

UC Berkeley, established in 1868, is the oldest of nine University of California campuses.

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the public research institution offers students the opportunity to study in an environment that will challenge them academically and nurture them socially and culturally.

To "Be Berkeley" is a student's first step to explore, ask questions and improve the world.


Basic details

  • Region: West
  • Location: Berkeley, California
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 17%
  • Average ACT range: 30-34
  • Average SAT range: 1290-1480 (with writing included)
  • Test optional? No
  • Common Application accepted? No
  • Areas of study offered include: Agriculture; Anthropology; Archaeology; Architecture; Area Studies; Art History; Arts; Astronomy; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Dance; Drama/Theatre Arts; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Economics; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Forestry; Gender Studies; Genetics; Geography; Geology; History; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; Journalism; Law; Linguistics; Management; Music; Neuroscience; Nutrition; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Sociology; Public Policy; Urban Planning; Urban Studies
  • Full list of majors available


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $64,000


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Women's Basketball; Men's Basketball; Women's Cross Country; Men's Cross Country; Women's Field Hockey; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Men's Gymnastics; Women's Gymnastics; Women's Lacrosse; Men's Rowing; Women's Rowing; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball; Men's Water Polo; Women's Water Polo

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