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The University of California, Berkeley is a public research university in Berkeley, California. As of Fall 2022, the total enrollment at UCB was 45,307. Out of this, the enrollment of international students was 7,968, of which, the total undergraduates enrolled were 4,006, and 3,962 were graduate students. UC Berkeley’s acceptance rate is 14.4%, however, the acceptance rate for international students is 9%.

UC Berkeley has been ranked among the top universities by top-ranking providers. Social Sciences; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; Engineering are some of the popular majors offered by UC Berkeley. Candidates require a 3.4 GPA to secure admission at UCB. Learn how to convert 10 point CGPA to 4 point GPA here

Also Read: How to Convert GPA to Percentage for Studying Abroad?

The tuition fee for an MS course at UCB ranges from INR 19.59 L - 63.13 L yearly. The living cost for first-year students at UCB is around USD 18,000 which includes food and housing, transportation, books, course material, and personal expenses. UC Berkeley is the founding member of the Association of American Universities (an organization of American research universities) and hosts many leading research institutes dedicated to science, engineering, and mathematics.

UC Berkeley has been ranked among the top universities by top-ranking providers. Social Sciences; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; Engineering are some of the popular majors offered by UC Berkeley. Candidates require a 3.4 GPA to secure admission at UCB. Learn how to convert 10 point CGPA to 4 point GPA here

Also Read: How to Convert GPA to Percentage for Studying Abroad?

The tuition fee for an MS course at UCB ranges from INR 19.59 L - 63.13 L yearly. The living cost for first-year students at UCB is around USD 18,000 which includes food and housing, transportation, books, course material, and personal expenses. UC Berkeley is the founding member of the Association of American Universities (an organization of American research universities) and hosts many leading research institutes dedicated to science, engineering, and mathematics.

Year of establishment1868
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Also Known AsUC Berkeley
Total International Students7271
Size of Campus in acres1200
Male/Female Ratio1.05
Faculty/Student Ratio17.8
Endowments ValueUS Dollar 4 billion
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses10320 USD for 4 sharing (UG),16020 USD for 1 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses5705 USD (UG)
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UC Berkeley Admissions

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UC Berkeley Scholarships

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UC Berkeley Courses & Fees

CoursesDuration1st Year Tuition Fees
MS(26 Courses)(9 months-2 years)INR 19.43 L - 62.64 L
B.E. / B.Tech(24 Courses)(4 years)INR 25.45 L - 33.8 L
B.A.(42 Courses)(4 years)INR 33.8 L
MIM(8 Courses)(1 year-4 years)INR 21.78 L - 64.11 L
MBA/PGDM(4 Courses)(2-4 years)INR 21.78 L - 60.25 L
MPH(9 Courses)(1 year-3 years)INR 27.38 L - 27.99 L
Others UG(19 Courses)(4 years)INR 25.45 L - 33.8 L
M.A.(9 Courses)(1 year-2 years)INR 21.78 L - 24.36 L
B.Sc.(11 Courses)(4-5 years)INR 25.45 L - 33.8 L
MEng(6 Courses)(1 year-24 months)INR 42.73 L - 45.16 L

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UC Berkeley Entry Criteria

CoursesExams
MS(26 Courses)

: 7.0 & Above

: 90.0 & Above

: Accepted

B.E. / B.Tech(24 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

: Accepted

: 80.0 & Above

B.A.(42 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

MIM(8 Courses)

: 7.0 & Above

: Accepted

: Accepted

MBA/PGDM(4 Courses)

: 7.0 & Above

: 90.0 & Above

MPH(9 Courses)

: 7.0 & Above

: Accepted

: 90.0 & Above

Others UG(19 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

: Accepted

: 80.0 & Above

M.A.(9 Courses)

: Accepted

: Accepted

B.Sc.(11 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

: Accepted

: 80.0 & Above

MEng(6 Courses)

: 7.0 & Above

: 90.0 & Above

: Accepted

On-campus Accommodation

Available

  • Offers varied options on campus for accomodation
  • Options of single, double and triple rooms available
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Traditional room: Quad with Blue Meal plan (UG)
Jackson House Apartments: Furnished single-occupancy room in a shared 6-bedroom apartment- $1,335/Month (PG)
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Amazing experience at University of California

Tips: First and foremost, students should find an accommodation near to the campus and knowing English is better so that you can communicate with everyone. Try to learn some technology or gain some experience in coding so that you can tutor or do part-time work as a frontend or backend Engineer.

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Average 1st Year Tuition Cost
MS INR 23.5 L
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BE/Btech INR 27.1 L
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BSc INR 26.7 L
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BBA INR 24.8 L
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MA INR 23.4 L
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MIM INR 27.6 L
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MBA INR 28.3 L
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MFA INR 27 L
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MEng INR 27.2 L
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MArch INR 30.6 L
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BHM INR 23.6 L
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MEM INR 22.5 L
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MDes INR 34.3 L
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MASc INR 22.8 L
Average Accommodation Expense

INR 6.7 L (based on 146 colleges listed on Studyabroad.shiksha.com)

Average Meals Expense

INR 3.9 L (based on 116 colleges listed on Studyabroad.shiksha.com)

Average Admission Exam ScoresTOEFL: 79
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IELTS: 6.5
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PTE: 54
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GRE: 298
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GMAT: 510
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SAT: 1022
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ACT: 39
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University of California Berkeley FAQs

Q. Why is UC Berkeley so highly ranked?

A. UCB has been consistently placed at rank #4 by US News since 2019. Whereas, the university has improved its position in THE rankings from 15th in 2019 to 8th in 2023. Also, the U.S. News & World Report has placed UCB at No. 1 in the public university category in 2022.

QS (Top universities) gives maximum weightage to the academic reputation of the university. UC Berkeley has been ranked between 27 - 32 for the last five years and has improved its position in 2022. Thus, we can say that UC Berkeley has maintained its academic standards. Also, THE improved UCB's ranking in its world university ranking category over the years. It proves that UCB has maintained high standards in teaching, research, and citations which are the highest parameters used by THE in determining its world university rankings.

As per US News' best global universities ranking methodology, it focuses more on global and regional research reputation and a number of publications cited among the top. UC Berkeley has performed well on all these parameters in the last five years.

Year

QS

THE

US News

2019

27

15

4

2020

28

13

4

2021

30

7

4

2022

32

8

4

2023

27

8

4

Q. Is UC Berkeley good for international students?

A. As of Fall 2022, the total enrollment at UCB was 45,307. Out of this, 32,479 were undergraduate students and 12,828 were graduate students. If we consider the enrollment of international students, then a total number of 7,968 students were enrolled, of which, the total undergraduates enrolled were 4,006 and 3,962 were graduate students.

UCB Fall 2022 Enrollment

Undergraduate

Graduate

Total

Women

17,808

6,166

23,974

Men

14,183

6,459

20,642

Asian

12,926

2,680

15,606

From 2019-2021, the University of California Berkeley accepted roughly 4,500+ international applicants. The itemized UC Berkeley admits data is as follows:

Term

Total International Student Applications

Total International Students Accepted

International Student Acceptance Rate

2019

17,035

1,545

9 percent

2020

17,105

1,467

9 percent

2021

20,981

1,691

8 percent

With a good academic reputation, diverse student body, renowned faculty, and great alumni network, UC Berkeley is a great choice for international students. A total of 946 or 12.6% of Berkeley students came from India.

International students’ services provided by UC Berkeley

As per UC Berkeley, it provides international students with resources that include information on visas and travel, housing, financial aid, international students’ events on campus, employment authorization, and English language resources.

Increase your chances of securing admission with the guidance of our team of experienced study abroad counselors.

Q. Is UC Berkeley expensive for Indian students?

A. Below we have provided tuition fee for UC Berkeley’s popular courses.

Tuition fee for popular courses at UCB

Courses

1st Year Tuition Fees

MS

INR 19.58 L - 63.13 L

B.E. / B.Tech

INR 25.65 L - 34.06 L

MBA/PGDM

INR 21.95 L - 60.72 L

MIM

INR 21.95 L - 64.61 L

We have provided estimated costs for international students at UC Berkeley.

Estimated average costs for international students at UC Berkeley for 2023-24

Expense

Living on campus

Living off campus

Campus fees

USD 1,600

USD 1,600

Books and supplies

USD 1,300

USD 1,300

UC health insurance

USD 2,800

USD 2,800

Housing and meals

USD 18,700

USD 15,000

Personal/transportation

USD 2,900

USD 2,900

Total

USD 27,300

USD 23,600

Q. What are the admission requirements for the University of California Berkeley?

A. Basic requirements for getting into a graduate program at UC Berkeley.

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts from your previous academic qualification
  • English language proficiency proof
  • GRE score, GMAT score
  • Letter of recommendation (LOR)
  • Application fee: USD 155

Many departments have additional requirements, including the GRE, minimum TOEFL score, and minimum GPA. UCB accepts TOEFL and IELTS Scores for English language proficiency. Some departments and schools require GRE General Test, the GRE Subject Test, the GMAT, or MCAT. Please check for the additional requirements for your department before applying.

English language requirements for UC Berkeley

  • At least 90 on the Internet-based version of the TOEFL
  • At least 570 for the paper-based format of the TOEFL
  • At least 7.0 (overall band score) out of 9.0 in the IELTS Academic test

Q. Is it hard to get into UC Berkeley?

A. With an acceptance rate of 14.4%, the University of California Berkeley is highly selective. For every 100 applicants, only 14 students are getting admitted. Students need to score high academic scores along with other standardised exam scores. Candidates require a 3.4 GPA to secure admission at UCB. International students looking to secure admission at UCB can start working on their fall application as early as August 1, and submit it by November 30.

Comparison with similar universities

Candidates need to have a 3.4 GPA to get into UCB and have an acceptance rate of 14.4%. With an acceptance rate of 10.8% and a 3.4 GPA, it is even more difficult to secure admission to UCLA than UCB. Also, the University of Southern California has an acceptance rate of 12.5% and a GPA of 3.79 or higher getting into USC is more difficult than UCB.

Parameters

UCB

UCLA

UCS

GPA

3.4

3.4

3.79

Acceptance Rate

14.4%

10.8%

12.5%

International students’ acceptance rate at UC Berkeley

Term

Total International Student Applications

Total International Students Accepted

International Student Acceptance Rate

2019

17,035

1,545

9 percent

2020

17,105

1,467

9 percent

2021

20,981

1,691

8 percent

Let’s look at ways to increase your chances of getting selected at UCB

Benefits of applying early

  • As you apply early, you get enough time to apply to other universities
  • your chances of getting admission increase, as your profile gets evaluated earlier, so, the admission committee takes an early decision on your profile
  • Applying early increases your chances of getting a scholarship

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Q. Is UC Berkeley a good university?

A. University of California, Berkeley has been ranked #27 by QS (Top Universities) for 2023 in its world university ranking. QS has improved UCB's rank over the last two years. US News has also ranked UCB at 4th position consistently for the last five years. Also, US News has ranked UCB in 20th place in its edition of best colleges of national universities for 2023. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 19:1, UCB is known for offering a plethora of opportunities to students.

UC Berkeley is known for offering 120+ graduate programs in 15 schools and colleges, awarding more than 4,000 master's and professional degrees each year and close to 800 doctoral degrees each year.

MBA Placement Highlights for Haas School of Business (UCB), UCLA and Marshall Business School, USC

Particulars

UCB

UCLA

UCS

Job Offers Received 3 months post-graduation

93.8%

NA

90%+

Job Offers Accepted 3 or 6 months post-graduation

92.8%

98%

NA

Mean base salary

USD 152,831

USD 135,273

USD 132,844

Q. What is UC Berkeley famous for?

A. UCB is known for its STEM courses. UC Berkeley is known for its science and engineering programs. Some of its high-ranking majors include:

  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Engineering (Computer, Electrical, Chemical, Materials Science)
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Physics
  • Political Science

The quality of its scientific research and world-class education has kept it among the top universities in the world consistently. UC Berkeley is home to renowned faculty members, Nobel laureates, and MacArthur ‘genius’ grant recipients, and its academic programs are highly respected in a wide range of fields.

UCB has been consistently placed at rank #4 by US News since 2019. Whereas, the university has improved its position in THE rankings from 15th in 2019 to 8th in 2023. Also, the U.S. News & World Report has placed UCB at No. 1 in the public university category in 2022. UCB has improved its ranking in the last two years when we compare it with other top universities affiliated with the University of California system.

QS Ranking

UCB

UCLA

UCS

2019

27

32

115

2020

28

35

129

2021

30

36

121

2022

32

40

112

2023

27

44

134

University of California Berkeley Highlights

Parameters

Stats

UCB Acceptance rate

14.4%

UCB Application fee

USD 155

Living expenses for USA/UMich

10.5 L / USD 28,786

Cost (Tuition fee) for MS

INR 19.58 L - 63.13 L

Cost (Tuition fee) for B.E. / B.Tech

INR 25.65 L - 34.06 L

Placement data for MBA (Job Offers Received 3 months post-graduation)

93.8%

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Location
University CityBerkeley, California, USA
Size of citySmall
Population of City1,21,643
Wikipedia Linkhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkeley,_California
Campuses
900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521, United States
Davis One Shields Avenue Davis, CA 95616
Irvine, CA 92697
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Contact Details

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Email

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