Fast Facts about UC Berkeley



Occupying an impressive 1,232-acre campus, UC Berkeley frequently ranks #1 among the country’s top public universities.

It offers students a bustling and beautiful campus in the San Francisco Bay area, and top-ranked programs in the humanities, sciences, and engineering. Well known for its liberal and activist personality, Berkeley provides its students with a rich and vibrant social environment. Berkeley earned a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, and the school’s strong research initiatives earned it membership in the Association of American Universities.

Berkeley academics are supported by a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and about 75% of classes have fewer than 30 students. Like several of the other University of California schools, Berkeley competes in the NCAA Division I Pacific 12 Conference. It has a total enrollment of 40,154, of which 29,310 are undergraduates. Total costs for a year including tuition, books, room and board and other miscellaneous expenses are estimated at $63,051 for academic year 2016-2017.

Most Popular Majors: Business, Cellular Biology, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English, Political Science, Psychology

Minimum requirements for admission to UC Berkeley for freshmen applicants are taking the SAT/ACT exams, having a 3.0 GPA in high school courses, and fulfiling the basic requirements of having completed high school and obtaining a certificate of completion.

International students taking the ‘O’ Level examinations from Cambridge must also obtain at least 3 ‘A’ level passes, and take the TOEFL or IELTS examinations as proof of English proficiency, and show proof of financial documentation with sufficient funds to provide for completing your degree.

UC Berkeley also admits transfers students and international students, who require a minimum GPA of 3.0 in college level work over 60 semester credits to be transferred.

The LMI Advantage:

If you should lack the SAT or other requirements in freshman admissions, we can assist you with getting great grades for university level courses from a top university such as Harvard with a GPA above 3,0, before you complete your transfer into Berkeley. To understand how we can help you get into UC Berkeley, contact your LMI admissions advisor today!

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