How much does University of California - Berkeley cost?

University of California - Berkeley Cost of Attendance
In-state $14,170
Out-of-state $42,184
On-Campus Room and Board $17,549
Off-Campus Room and Board $10,126
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $8,602
$30,000-$48,000 $9,940
$48,000-$75,000 $13,672
$75,000-$110,000 $8,602
Over $110,000 $31,232

University of California - Berkeley Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 60% $17,777
Federal Grants 20% $5,298
Pell grants 19% $4,520
Other federal grants 11% $1,128
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 26% $10,717
Institutional grants or scholarships 47% $10,677
Student loan aid 21% $6,237
Federal student loans 21% $5,650
Other student loans 2% $22,649

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Take a challenging class 317 Up to $3,000
Do community service 297 Up to $500
Attend a summer program 152 Up to $6,000
Do an extracurricular activity 300 Up to $3,000
Take a foreign language class 186 Up to $5,000
Have work experience 195 Up to $10,000
Play a sport 153 Up to $1,500
Visit a college campus 301 Up to $6,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

University of California - Berkeley Admissions

What is University of California - Berkeley's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 17%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 73% of applicants
SAT Reading 630-720
SAT Math 630-760
SAT Writing 630-760
ACT Submissions 58% of applicants
Composite Score 30-34

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University of California - Berkeley Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 30574
Living on campus 9%
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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About University of California - Berkeley


200 California Hall
Berkeley, CA

Type Public
Profit Status
Category Research Universities
Setting Midsize City
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