SummaryUniversity of California--Berkeley is a public institution that was founded in 1868. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 25,530 and its setting is urban. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of California--Berkeley's ranking in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 22. Its in-state tuition and fees are $10,868 (2010-11); out-of-state tuition and fees are $33,747 (2010-11).
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ApplyingWhen applying to University of California--Berkeley, it's important to note the application deadline is November 30. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due December 31. The application fee at University of California--Berkeley is $60. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 21.6 percent.
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|Fall 2009 acceptance rate||22%|
|Application deadline||November 30|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||December 31|
Academic LifeThe student-faculty ratio at University of California--Berkeley is 16:1, and the school has 60.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 96.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||66% - High|
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Student LifeUniversity of California--Berkeley has a total undergraduate enrollment of 25,530, with a gender distribution of 47.1 percent male students and 52.9 percent female students. 35.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 65.0 percent of students live off campus. University of California--Berkeley is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & ServicesUniversity of California--Berkeley offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of California--Berkeley.
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|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||N/A|
Paying for SchoolAt University of California--Berkeley, 50.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,976.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$10,868 (2010-11)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$33,747 (2010-11)|
|Room and board||$15,308 (2010-11) - High|
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