University Of California Berkeley

University Of California Berkeley

University of California - Berkeley, or UC Berkeley, was founded in 1868 and is situated in Berkeley, California, United States. The university offers nearly 300 graduate and undergraduate degree programs in various disciplines. The Berkeley campus covers roughly 1,232 acres of land. The university has 14 schools and colleges under it:

  • Boalt School of Law
  • College of Chemistry
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Environmental Design
  • College of Letters and Science
  • College of Natural Resources
  • Goldman School of Public Policy
  • Graduate School of Education
  • Graduate School of Journalism
  • Haas School of Business
  • School of Information
  • School of Optometry
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Social Welfare

The university's mascot is Oski the Bear, and its colors are golden yellow and Yale blue. The sports teams participate in the NCAA's Division I-A. The university has won national titles in basketball, football, softball, baseball, tennis, swimming, water polo, Judo, and various other sports.

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Contacting Cal Berkeley

University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley , CA 94720
General Phone: (510) 642-6000

Cal Berkeley Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts3,120American studies, Asian studies, Latin American studies, Near/Middle east studies, African-American studies, Native American studies, Hispanic-American studies, Asian-American studies, women's studies, ...
Science1,370biology, biochemistry, biophysics, botany, call and molecular biology, microbiology, microbiology and immunology, endocrinology, vision science, ...
Engineering1,312bioengineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, ...
Business and Management1,006business management, business administration
Law532legal studies, law, advanced legal research, legal professions
Therapy and Counseling401cognitive science, psychology
Medicine316neuroscience, optometry, public health
Architecture and Planning302architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture
Family and Social Work277public policy analysis, social work
Media274mass communication, journalism
Education and Teaching254education, educational administration, special ed, education courses
Mathematics242mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Conservation and Resource Management237conservation, environmental studies, environmental science, forestry, forest management, wood science
Computer Science and Engineering172information science, computer science
Art Studies109art studies
Religion and Philosophy108philosophy, logic, religion, Buddhist studies, Jewish studies
Fine Arts85art history and criticism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy74nutrition sciences
Photography and Commercial Art50film studies
Drama and Performing Arts39dance, drama
Agricultural Science and Management19agricultural economics
Medical Administration10health care administration, environmental health
Landscaping and Horticulture2range management
Design2design and visual communication

Number of programs and degrees for Cal Berkeley in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree2,05376
Doctor's degree87381
Bachelor's degree6,96090
Postbaccalaureate certificate1152
First-professional degree3452
First-professional certificate131

Cal Berkeley Student Body

In 2007-2008, Cal Berkeley had a total enrollment of 34,940 students (35,645 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 72%
Graduate 25%
First Professional 3%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 35%
Black 3%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 35%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 26%
20-21 30%
22-24 16%
25-29 16%
30-34 7%
35-39 2%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)3%

Cal Berkeley Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 97 %
Part-Time 95 %

Cal Berkeley Room and Board (2007)

Cal Berkeley offers campus housing for 7,414 of its 35,645 (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.

Cal Berkeley Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal580710
SAT Math620750
SAT Writing590710
ACT Verbal2432
ACT Math2633
ACT Composite2531

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT98%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT31%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended

Cal Berkeley Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,656
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 28,264
Room and board $ 14,494
Books and supplies $ 1,268
Other expenses $ 3,168

Financial Aid:
Cal Berkeley participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 131200)

Cal Berkeley Faculty

Cal Berkeley has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track154101
Non-tenured and not on tenure track109117

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year20$143,0056$125,450
Associate professorcalendar year4$96,2507$102,343
Assistant professorcalendar year4$87,6752*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
Lecturercalendar year0*1*
No academic rankcalendar year2*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year30$119,95618$98,412

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year607$147,089187$134,659
Associate professoracademic year159$100,287107$91,597
Assistant professoracademic year155$84,80490$77,611
Instructoracademic year0*1*
Lectureracademic year58$69,16685$61,321
No academic rankacademic year5$82,0815$80,372
All faculty totalacademic year984$124,792475$100,268

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

Cal Berkeley Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Pacific-10 Conference
Basketball Pacific-10 Conference
Baseball Pacific-10 Conference
Track Pacific-10 Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports97217314

Cal Berkeley Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Economics

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
Forestry, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology

Design and Visual Communications, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Special Education and Teaching, General

Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering, Other
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Operations Research

Family And Social Work
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Landscaping And Horticulture
Range Science and Management

Advanced Legal Research/Studies, Gen (LLM, MCL, MLI, MSL, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
Legal Studies, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology, Other
Asian Studies/Civilization
Asian-American Studies
Celtic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature
Classical/Ancient Mediterranean/Near Eastern Studies & Archaeology
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Demography and Population Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
International/Global Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Middle/Near Eastern/Semitic Languages, Lit & Linguistics, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Environmental Health
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Optometry (OD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Nutrition Sciences

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Buddhist Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religion/Religious Studies

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
Microbiology, General
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Vision Science/Physiological Optics

Therapy And Counseling
Cognitive Science
Psychology, General

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