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University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, CA
University Website: www.berkeley.edu
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The University of California, Berkeley (also referred to as UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, or simply Cal) is a public research university located in Berkeley, California, United States. The university occupies 1,232 acres (499 ha) on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay with the central campus resting on 178 acres (72 ha). It offers approximately 350 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. Berkeley is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in the United States and the world.

Established in 1868 as the result of merger of the private College of California and the public Agricultural, Mining, and Mechanical Arts College in Oakland, Berkeley is the oldest of the ten major campuses affiliated with the University of California. Berkeley has been charged with providing both "classical" and "practical" education for the state's people and is the flagship institution in the University of California system. Berkeley co-manages three United States Department of Energy National Laboratories, including the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Berkeley faculty, alumni, and researchers have won 71 Nobel Prizes (including 28 alumni Nobel laureates), 9 Wolf Prizes, 7 Fields Medals, 15 Turing Awards, 45 MacArthur Fellowships, 20 Academy Awards, and 11 Pulitzer Prizes. To date, UC Berkeley and its researchers are associated with 6 chemical elements of the periodic table (Californium, Seaborgium, Berkelium, Einsteinium, Fermium, Lawrencium) and Berkeley Lab has discovered 16 chemical elements in total – more than any other university in the world. Berkeley is a founding member of the Association of American Universities and continues to have very high research activity with $652.4 million in research and development expenditures in 2009. Berkeley physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer was the scientific director of the Manhattan Project that developed the first atomic bomb in the world, which he personally headquartered at Los Alamos, New Mexico, during World War II.

Known as the California Golden Bears (often shortened to "Cal Bears" or just "Cal"), the athletic teams are members of both the Pacific-12 Conference and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in the NCAA. Cal athletes have won national titles in many sports, including football, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's basketball, baseball, men's gymnastics, softball, water polo, rugby, and crew. The official colors of the university and its athletic teams are Yale Blue and California Gold.

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  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $34,098.00 avg tuition

200 California Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-6000

Areas of Study:

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences
  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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University of California-Berkeley

Statistics:
Applied 50,374
Admitted 10,795 21%
Enrolled total 4,109
Full Time: 4,081
Part Time 28
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Reading 600 730
SAT Math 630 760
SAT Writing 610 740
ACT Composite 27 32
ACT English 26 33
ACT Math 27 34
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 96%
4-year graduation rate 66%
6-year graduation rate 90%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline 2014-11-30
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline 2014-05-01
Transfer Student Application Deadline 2014-11-01
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

University of California-Berkeley

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $11,220.00 $11,220.00 $34,098.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $1,614.00 $1,614.00 $1,614.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,220.00 $11,220.00 $26,322.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $1,614.00 $1,614.00 $1,614.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $15,272.00 $10,182.00 $9,456.00
Other Expenses $3,324.00 $3,943.00 $9,456.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $60.00
Graduate Application Fee $70.00
Books and Supplies $1,202.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 66%
Percent receiving grant aid 56%
Avg amount of grant aid $15,272.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 29%
Avg amount of student loan aid $5,401.00

University of California-Berkeley

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES
Agricultural Economics X
Range Science and Management X
ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES
Architecture X X
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning X
Landscape Architecture X X
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
African-American/Black Studies X
American Indian/Native American Studies X
American/United States Studies/Civilization X
Asian Studies/Civilization X X
Asian-American Studies X
Ethnic Studies X X
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies X
Latin American Studies X X
Near and Middle Eastern Studies X
Women's Studies X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X X
Biophysics X
Biostatistics X
Botany/Plant Biology X X
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology X X
Endocrinology X
Epidemiology X
Microbiology, General X X
Toxicology X
Vision Science/Physiological Optics X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Business Administration and Management, General X X
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Journalism X
Mass Communication/Media Studies X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Science X X
Information Science/Studies X
EDUCATION
Education, General X
ENGINEERING
Agricultural Engineering X
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering X X
Chemical Engineering X X
Civil Engineering, General X X
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X X
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics X
Engineering Science X
Engineering, General X
Engineering, Other X
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering X
Manufacturing Engineering X
Mechanical Engineering X X
Nuclear Engineering X X
Operations Research X X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X X
Rhetoric and Composition X X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature X
Celtic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics X
Chinese Language and Literature X X
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X X
Comparative Literature X X
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other X X
French Language and Literature X X
German Language and Literature X X
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X X
Italian Language and Literature X X
Japanese Language and Literature X X
Linguistics X X
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other X
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics X X
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Environmental Health X
Public Health, General X X
HISTORY
History, General X X
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General X
Legal Professions and Studies, Other X
Legal Studies, General X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Humanities/Humanistic Studies X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Applied Mathematics, General X
Mathematics, General X X
Statistics, General X X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology X X
Cognitive Science X
International/Global Studies X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X X
Nutrition Sciences X
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Science X
Environmental Studies X X
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management X
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other X
Natural Resources/Conservation, General X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X
Religion/Religious Studies X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Astrophysics X X
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General X
Chemistry, General X X
Geology/Earth Science, General X X
Geophysics and Seismology X
Materials Science X X
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical X
Physical Sciences X
Physics, General X X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Policy Analysis, General X
Social Work X X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X X
Demography and Population Studies X
Economics, General X X
Geography X X
Political Science and Government, General X X
Social Sciences, Other X X
Sociology X X
Urban Studies/Affairs X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X X
Dance, General X
Design and Visual Communications, General X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Film/Cinema/Video Studies X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X X
Music, General X X

University of California-Berkeley Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Beinecke Scholarship Program $34000 February 20, 2015
Lapiz Family Scholarship $2000 February 20, 2015
Ernest V. Cowell Scholarship $1500 March 08, 2015
Production Forestry Scholarship Varies April 01, 2015
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