University of California, Berkeley
#6 Overall Influence#29 Desirability Rank

University of California, Berkeley

Public research university in Berkeley, California, United States

About This School

How does this school stack up?

The University of California, Berkeley is a public research university in Berkeley, California. Established in 1868 as the state’s first land-grant university, it is the oldest campus of the University of California system and a founding member of the Association of American Universities. Among its 14 colleges and schools, the university employs over 2,500 faculty and enrolls some 31,000 undergraduate and 12,000 graduate students, and its 180 academic departments and 80 interdisciplinary research units offer over 350 degree programs. Berkeley is ranked among the world’s top universities by major educational publications.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

89,607

Acceptance

15%

Graduation Rate

92%

Median SAT Score

1425

Median ACT Score

33

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$11,442

Fees (in-state)

$2,742

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$79,000

Employed

87%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

41K

Under-Grads

31K

Graduates

10K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

200 California Hall, Berkeley CA 94720

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

44k per 100k

Violent Crime

5k per 100k

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this school influential?

#3 World Rank #2 USA Rank
Chemistry
#4 World Rank #4 USA Rank
Computer Science
#4 World Rank #4 USA Rank
Engineering
#4 World Rank #2 USA Rank
Biology
#6 World Rank #5 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#6 World Rank #3 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#6 World Rank #5 USA Rank
Political Science
#6 World Rank #4 USA Rank
Sociology
#6 World Rank #3 USA Rank
Mathematics
#6 World Rank #3 USA Rank
Physics
#7 World Rank #5 USA Rank
Anthropology
#9 World Rank #5 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#9 World Rank #8 USA Rank
Communications
#10 World Rank #6 USA Rank
Education
#10 World Rank #9 USA Rank
Business
#10 World Rank #8 USA Rank
Economics
#11 World Rank #7 USA Rank
Psychology
#11 World Rank #6 USA Rank
History
#11 World Rank #6 USA Rank
Law
#11 World Rank #7 USA Rank
Literature
#13 World Rank #11 USA Rank
Social Work
#13 World Rank #5 USA Rank
Philosophy
#17 World Rank #11 USA Rank
Medical
#28 World Rank #23 USA Rank
Nursing

Influential People

Who are University of California, Berkeley's Most influential alumni?

University of California, Berkeley's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Chemistry, Computer Science, and Engineering. University of California, Berkeley’s most academically influential people include Jack London, Jonathan Wells, and Philip K. Dick.

Jack London
Jack London

American author, journalist, and social activist

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Jonathan Wells

American intelligent design advocate

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Philip K. Dick
Philip K. Dick

American science fiction author

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Lynn Margulis
Lynn Margulis

American evolutionary biologist

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Kary Mullis
Kary Mullis

American biochemist

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Daniel Kahneman
Daniel Kahneman

Israeli-American psychologist

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Betty Friedan
Betty Friedan

American activist

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Margot Adler
Margot Adler

Author, Neopagan, and National Public Radio reporter

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David Bohm
David Bohm

American theoretical physicist

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Eric Schmidt
Eric Schmidt

Software engineer, businessman, former Google CEO

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Glenn Seaborg
Glenn Seaborg

American scientist

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Timothy Leary
Timothy Leary

American psychologist

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