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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$37,902 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
82,561 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
92.9% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
3,743 Graduates

About the photo: UC Berkeley Campanile aka Sather Tower.


The median in-state tuition at University of California-Berkeley is $11,220, which is $4,229 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $37,902, which is 337% of the cost for in-state students, and is $19,526 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,160.

In 2016, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 26% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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University of California-Berkeley received 82,561 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.65% annual growth. Out of those 82,561 applicants, 13,975 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 16.9% acceptance rate.

There were 40,154 students enrolled at University of California-Berkeley in 2016, and 78% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of California-Berkeley has an overall enrollment yield of 44.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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University of California-Berkeley has a total enrollment of 40,154 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Berkeley is 37,321 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,833. This means that 92.9% of students enrolled at University of California-Berkeley are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of California-Berkeley, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29.8% Asian, 29.4% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 4.07% Two or More Races, 2.19% Black or African American, 0.22% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.12% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of California-Berkeley in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Asian Female (12.9%), followed by Asian Male (12.3%) and White Female (9.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (4.46%), followed by White Female (4.3%) and Asian Female (1.63%).

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In 2016, 256 more women than men graduated from University of California-Berkeley. The majority of students graduating from University of California-Berkeley are White. These 3,514 graduates mean that there were 1.01 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 3,492 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at University of California-Berkeley is General Economics with 538 graduates, followed by Cellular & Molecular Biology with 482 graduates and Computer Science with 422 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at University of California-Berkeley, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Cultural & Gender Studies, with 239 graduates, followed by Natural Resources & Conservation with 422 graduates and Architecture and Related Services with 265 graduates.


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University of California-Berkeley has an endowment valued at nearly $1.83B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $66.9M (3.65%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of California-Berkeley had a total expenditure of N/A. Of that N/A, they spent $1.17B on salaries and $457M on benefits.

University of California-Berkeley employs 876 Professors, 318 Associate professors, and 255 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of California-Berkeley are Male Professors (642), Female Professors (234), and Male Associate professors (177).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Berkeley are: Research, with 1,344 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1,246 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 1,229 employees.



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