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University of California--Berkeley

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110 Sproul Hall

#5800

Berkeley, CA 94720-5800

United States

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 98
SAT:
% Submitting Score:90%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:600 - 730
     Math Middle 50%:650 - 770
     Writing Middle 50%:620 - 740
ACT:
% Submitting Score:39%
     ACT Middle 50%:27 - 33
     Math Middle 50%:27 - 34
     English Middle 50%:26 - 34
     Writing Middle 50%:26 - 31
Average High School GPA:3.86
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:84%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:11%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:3%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:2%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:98%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:100%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 66,794
Total applicants who are accepted: 11,828
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 97%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $70.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Regular Application Deadline: 11/30
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/25
Housing Deposit Amount: $300.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: Yes, in part
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: No
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Not Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Not Considered
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Not Considered
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Important
Work Experience:Important
Level of applicant's interest:Not Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:15
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:2
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     History:2
     Academic Electives:1
     Visual / Performing Arts:1
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:18
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:3
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:3
     History:2
     Academic Electives:1
     Visual / Performing Arts:1
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    98
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    600 - 730
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    650 - 770
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    620 - 740
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    27 - 33
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    27 - 34
  •      English Middle 50%:
    26 - 34
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    26 - 31
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.86
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    11/30
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