University of California-Berkeley

200 California Hall, Berkeley, CA
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Questions and Answers about University of California-Berkeley

Jingting L.
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Besides PiE, what other robotic competitions are offer by UCB?
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What are the housing options for graduate students?
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Is there a paced program available for student parents?
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2 months ago
If a student has a GED should they apply as a freshman or transfer to UCB?
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What benefits are offered to transfer students at UC Berkeley?
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Majors offered at University of California-Berkeley

Biggest majors
Computer Science
Economics
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences

Academics at University of California-Berkeley

1320-1530
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
31-35
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
20 to 1
Selectivity
Most Selective (15% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

University of California-Berkeley demographics

29% Asian
27% White
14% Hispanic
5% Multiracial
2% Black
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Common careers for University of California-Berkeley students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer146k
Data Scientist116k
Software Engineer112k
Mechanical Engineer82k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)82k
Financial Analyst72k
Data Analyst71k
Based on 46,648 student responses
72.6kAvg. Early Career Pay
138.8kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
49%in High-Meaning careers
36%in STEM careers

Net price of attending University of California-Berkeley

University of California-Berkeley financial aid

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Student reviews of University of California-Berkeley

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Awesome study spaces and libraries
LGBTQ+ friendly
Beautiful campus
Good work-study options
Close to activities in a city
Giselle Esquer
Dance
Art
Writing

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

Though the professors are known experts in their field, they might not always be the best educators. You may have to fight for your education and grades. The campus is beautiful and the clout for attending this college might make up for the hardships.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The professors aren't always the best, you might have to teach yourself material and some professors might not be reliable at all.

Adrian Antonio
Reading
Cooking
Singing
Writing + 2 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

My favorite thing about UC Berkeley is that you are constantly surrounded by people who are just as passionate in their fields as you are in your own field. Being immersed among like-minded individuals gives me such a rush.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I think that the dining hall food here is quite lackluster, especially for the tuition we pay...

Abraham Galicia
Electric Guitar
Coding And Computer Science
Board Games And Puzzles
Dog Training

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Berkeley is a great way to make connections/friends. Schoolwork can be overwhelming at times, but it challenges you in an interesting way. Campus as many resources regarding any issue you have. Everyone has equal opportunity.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The area surrounding Berkeley is expensive; compared to other cities, some groceries, food, supplies, etc are more expensive. Another thing is dining hall food is mostly disappointing. Most of the time it's not worth getting, however, the food on campus is good so that's good at the very least.

Jordan Honeysucker
Child Development
Cinematography
Research
Theater + 1 other

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

Though only my first year, Cal is a school that does manage to have events and activities for everyone of different backgrounds. Classes are hard but I am very excited about my next few years here.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The area is very limited in food and housing is complex and confusing.

Alexandra Baker-Brown
Running
Art
Surfing
Investing

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Cal is a big school, meaning there is a niche for just about everyone. The school offers tons of interesting clubs, organizations, and activities to be involved in so there is never a dull moment. I found my classmates to be, overall, extremely intelligent and outspoken, making for interesting classes and debates. It's wonderful to be able to take classes from a range of professors, some with fascinating experience in the government and private sector. Overall I loved my time at Cal and would highly recommend it. A few things to keep in mind, because it is a big school with large classes, it's important to actively manage your own education and trajectory, no one is going to handhold. If you need help with classes, career, etc you need to be proactive about seeking this help out by going to the professor and TA during office hours, raising your hand in class (sometimes daunting in giant classes), and interacting with the administration.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Parts of Berkeley can be a bit seedy but the area around the campus is great. Need to be able to seek out help/services, no hand-holding

Ahmad Muhammad
Music
Advocacy And Activism
Acting And Theater

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

My experience at UC Berkeley has been a good one. It’s a beautiful campus with some really good professors. It also has an array of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Unfortunately, UC Berkeley has some issues when it comes to housing.

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