UC Berkeley: Admission Statistics 2024

When embarking on the college search process, it’s essential to gather accurate and reliable information about prospective universities. One valuable resource for this purpose is the Common Data Set (CDS) but navigating through a college’s Common Data Set can be a time-consuming task. In this blog post, we have compiled the essential information from UC Berkeley’s latest admission statistics to allow you to grasp quickly and save time. 

Understanding the Common Data Set (CDS)

The Common Data Set is a standardized questionnaire that collects essential information about colleges and universities. It covers a wide range of areas, including admission statistics, enrollment figures, student demographics, financial aid, academic programs, and more. The CDS is collaboratively maintained by higher education institutions and is designed to provide accurate and comparable data for prospective students, parents, and researchers. It simplifies the college search process by providing standardized information in a consistent format, allowing for easier comparison and informed decision-making. 

UC Berkeley Common Data Set 

Quick facts:

  • Location: 110 Sproul Hall, #5800, Berkeley
  • State: California
  • Institution: Public
  • Undergraduate Institution: Coeducational
  • Academic year calendar: Semester
  • Retention Rate: 97%
  • Total Undergraduate Students Enrolled: 33,405
  • SAT and ACT Policies: Not considered even if submitted
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 19:1

Factors in Admission Decisions

Academic

Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Important
Class Rank
Considered
Recommendations
(Only if solicited)
Standardized test scores
(Only subject tests and not general ACT/SAT)

Non-Academic

Important
Extracurricular Activities
Character/personal qualities
Volunteer work
Work experience
Considered
Talent/Ability
First Generation
State Residency

GPA Breakdown

38.3% of enrolled students have a GPA of 4.0 

49.8% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.75 and 3.99

9.5% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.50 and 3.74

1.6% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.25 and 3.49

0.5% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 ‎‏

0.3% of enrolled students have a GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 

Admission Facts

  • Application Closing Date: November 30
  • Deferred Admission: Yes (2 years maximum)

Student Life Information

Student Diversity

Total Undergraduates (Both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking, including first-year)

  • 3,800 International (nonresidents) students
  • 7,210 Hispanic/Latino students
  • 704 Black or African American, non-Hispanic students
  • 6,457 White, non-Hispanic students
  • 38 American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic students
  • 11,657 Asian, non-Hispanic students
  • 34 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic students 
  • 2,056 students with two or more races, non-Hispanic
  • 1,122 students with race and/or ethnicity unknown

Tuition/Fees

$80 for domestic students / $95 for international Application Fee

$13,146 In-state Tuition Fee

$47,346 Out-of-state/International Tuition Fee

$3,686 Required Fees

$23,544 Food and Housing (On campus)

Financial Aid

Total of Need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $437,593,915

Total of Non-need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $33,819,640

The data presented here was collected from the UC Berkeley Common Data Set 2023-2024.

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