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University of California at Berkeley Admissions Stats

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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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  • Class of 2020
  • I am a current student here

    =Get involved-campus is big and without something to anchor you to the school it can be an intimidating, lonely place. =Go to office hours-lectures may be large, but few students show up to office hours allowing you to get great one-on-one attention from a professor. =DeCals are a great way to get extra units and have a fun experience

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  • Shawn - Elk Grove, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I've learned that school is only as stressful as you make it. Though the atmosphere can be a bit intimidating at times - being surrounded by people who are the cream of the crop. But know that you've come with your own set of skills that set you apart. If given the opportunity and the financial aid, I'd love to have attended a private school instead - even if it was less prestigious. It's less populated and smaller teacher-student ratio. To me, there's a certain distinction in private school students because not many people attend them. Prestige helps only to a certain extent (especially for medical school) but anywhere you go is fine as long as you make the most out of it (classes, clubs, jobs, experience, friends).

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  • Guz from Bakersfield, CA
  • I am a current student here

    You thought you knew how to study while in high school? Berkeley will challenge your core. It demands infinity of hours on materials you assumed are simple due to the professor structure of their test.

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  • Sophie
  • I am a current student here

    Before committing to Berkeley, I would strongly recommend visiting campus and interacting with current students. These students can give you a special insight to the ins and outs of campus. You will have a better understanding of the Berkeley experience. I would also recommend researching extracurriculars on facebook, watching dorm tours, and looking into the research going on on campus. Since you are deciding on your home for the next four years, it is important to make sure that you find clubs and research that match your interests. The dorm tours help you chose which dorm you'd want to live in next year. Thirdly, once you are admitted and picking classes, check out this website is a lifesaver when choosing your classes and picking which courses to prioritize.

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  • Madison from Los Angeles, CA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Visit the campus & get a feel for the vibe. The Berkeley feel can be overwhelming for some students, so make sure you visit. When you visit don't hesitate to talk to students about any questions or concerns you have about college life.

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