University of California, Berkeley (Cal)

Berkeley, CA

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University of California, Berkeley Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline November 30
SAT / ACT Scores Due December 31
SAT II Scores Due December 31
College Will Notify March 31
Reply to Acceptance by May 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 25,843 27,139 52,982
Accepted 5,335 6,115 11,450
Acceptance Rate 21% 23% 21%
Enrolled 2,132 2,311 4,443

Cal Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.84 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(92% of Students Admitted to University of California, Berkeley Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 600 to 720
  • Math 650 to 770
  • Writing 620 to 740
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 720 770 740
Bottom 25th Percentile 600 650 620

ACT Scores

(38% of Students Admitted to University of California, Berkeley Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 27 to 34
  • Math 27 to 34
  • Composite 27 to 33
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 34 34 33
Bottom 25th Percentile 27 27 27

University of California, Berkeley Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($70)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank     Not Considered
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations     Not Considered
Essay     Very Important
Extracurricular Activities     Important
Volunteer Work     Important
Standardized Test Score(s)   Important
Interview     Not Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
Electives 1 1
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2 3
History 2 2
Math 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Other 1 1
Electives 1 1

University of California, Berkeley Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 28,774 (92%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 2,241 (7%)

University of California, Berkeley Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($70)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 60)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 2.40)   Very Important
High School Transcript     Not Considered
College Transcript     Not Considered
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores     Not Considered
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
    Not Considered

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