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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Recommended

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

101 Sproul Hall Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: (510) 642-6000
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University of California at Berkeley
  • Located in Berkeley, CA
  • Public
  • 35,833 students enrolled
  • 21% admitted
  • $11,220 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Madison from San Pedro, CA
  • Mar-03-2016 I am a current student here

    Don't stress out too much about housing before you arrive. All campus dorms are close to campus, with the Clark Kerr resident halls being the furthest away yet still walking distance. Similarly, don't freak out about first semester classes your freshman year. Take classes that interest you, might knock out some requirements, but that, most importantly, will help you best adapt to college life. Berkeley academics are tough, but very very doable! Lastly, explore the city of Berkeley! Campus is fantastic and so beautiful, but the city of Berkeley itself has so much to offer.

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  • Jonathan from Saint Paul, MN
  • Jan-03-2016 I am a current student here

    Numbers don't tell the whole story. My GPA was only a 3.56 and my ACT score was 30 (pretty average for a Cal Student). What secured my spot in the class of 2019 was my essay, where I wrote about my language learning ability, describing not just how it allowed me to learn 4 new languages other than my 2 native toungues, English and Mandarin, but also the process that I used in essentially desciphering the gramar and vocabulary of Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and Norwegian. When it comes to addmissions at Cal, prioritize your intellec of grades. Anyone can grind out a 4.0 GPA if they try hard enough, but grades won't mean a thing if your mind has no intelectual value. If you are good at writing stories, write away. If you are good at playing the violin, play away. If you are good at painting, paint away. Show those in charge of admisions that you can bring something that is intelectually sound to the table instead of a report card.

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  • M from NorCal
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    Be willing to work hard, but don't be afraid to ask for help as there are plenty of resources for undergrads. There is also an incredible number of opportunities for undergrads, so be prepared to seize them. Be prepared to keep an open mind as well.

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  • Jessica from Glendale, AZ
  • Aug-07-2015 I am a current student here

    Have some sort of plan for the types of classes you wish to take and the types of student groups you are interested in. If you don't have any idea, you will be fine. Berkeley is just a large campus and it can be intimidating and confusing to sort through the classes and clubs that are interesting to you.

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