Graduate Theological Union

Overview of Graduate Theological Union

Graduate Theological Union is found in Berkeley, CA. Berkeley is a medium-sized city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at Graduate Theological Union.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in religion and philosophy.

Graduate Theological Union Selectivity

Admission to Graduate Theological Union is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Graduate Theological Union is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Body

Students numbered 222 in 2007-2008 at the school. A large number of students at Graduate Theological Union are 40 years old or older.

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Graduate Theological Union
2400 Ridge Rd
Berkeley , CA 94709
General Phone: (510) 649-2400

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Graduate Theological Union Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy56theology and religious vocations
Liberal Arts14Biblical languages

Number of programs and degrees for Graduate Theological Union in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree462
Doctor's degree241

Graduate Theological Union Student Body

In 2007-2008, Graduate Theological Union had a total enrollment of 222 students (212 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 63%
Black 4%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 7%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 21%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 1%
25-29 14%
30-34 17%
35-39 22%
40-49 25%
50-64 19%
65+ 0%

Graduate Theological Union Room and Board (2007)

Graduate Theological Union offers campus housing for 18 of its 212 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Berkeley, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Graduate Theological Union Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 9,900

Financial Aid:
Graduate Theological Union participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 120700)

Graduate Theological Union Faculty

Graduate Theological Union has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year1*2*
Assistant professoracademic year2*2*
All faculty totalacademic year3$66,3734$76,681

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Graduate Theological Union Degree Programs (2007)

Liberal Arts
Ancient Near Eastern/Biblical Languages, Lit & Linguistics

Religion And Philosophy
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other

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