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University of California at Berkeley Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
25,540
Total Undergrads
Including 611 Part-time
4,109
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 28 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

51% Women
49% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Pacific-12 Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

12
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $396,662)
13
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $166,684)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 112 130 Yes -
Baseball 36 - Yes -
Basketball 15 29 - Yes
Field Hockey - 27 - -
Football 115 - - -
Golf 14 9 - -
Gymnastics 19 16 Yes -
Lacrosse - 32 Yes -
Other Sports 66 - - -
Rowing 64 65 Yes -
Soccer 32 33 Yes Yes
Softball - 22 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 42 39 - -
Tennis 13 9 Yes -
Volleyball - 23 Yes Yes
Water Polo 43 26 Yes -
Archery - - Yes -
Badminton - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Squash - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 33.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.6%
Hispanic 10.6%
Non-resident alien 9.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 9.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 33.3%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 20
Drug Law Violation 115
Liquor Law Violation 147
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 6
Property Crime 111
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Whitney from Berkeley, CA
  • 3
  • I honestly hated the dorms. I'm very introverted and shared a room with two other girls. I liked them both, but it was a little too much to make a…

  • Oct-24-2012 Read More
  • Stephanie from Renton, WA
  • 3
  • With multiple options, students can choose to live in the highrise dorms located in the heart of Berkeley, or they can choose the quieter dorms on the hill. Both have…

  • Nov-17-2012 Read More
  • Kaitlin from Menlo Park, CA
  • 3
  • Most students only stay one year in the dorms and then move on to less expensive apartments off-campus. Many people in the dorms are friendly and interested in going to…

  • Sep-25-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Kaitlyn from Oxnard, CA
  • May-26-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food in the dining halls is pretty good. However, Berkeley is also surrounded by great restaurants and other food places where you can grab a meal on a college student's budget.

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  • 3
  • John from Sylmar, CA
  • Jan-08-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is provided when you get to the dorms, it is a buffet style breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But overall the meal plan will cover barely two times a day for the whole semester. Be careful there are many people that do gain a little weight from their first semester.

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  • 3
  • Dulce from Santa Ana, CA
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is okay, not the best one. I recommend Foothill dining hall, they have the best food. Also, try the restaurant surrounding Berkeley.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-25-2014 I am a current student here

    There are 4 dining halls: Crossroads, Cafe 3, Foothill, and Clark Kerr. I think they're all great, except for Crossroads. It looks like, and has food like, a basic cafeteria. It's just okay. The other dining halls have better food. We have a variety of options each day. We get pho, fries, burgers, salads, and so many other things. They're all spaced out, so convenience varies. They're all all-you-can-eat buffet style, so you can stuff yourself. The dining halls, except for Crossroads, all look amazing and are very comfortable.

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  • 4
  • Leslie from Pomona, CA
  • Dec-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Though the food menus may become tedious at times, Cal serves food that are nevertheless made at its best. The dining commons offer plenty of food for people with different diets, such as vegetarian and vegan. Be careful to spend your points wisely and keep track of how much your spending in retail stores.

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  • 4
  • Jessie
  • Oct-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Definitely not as gourmet as UCLA, but UC Berkeley food isn't bad. There are times which the food gets repetitive, but it does justice in keeping our stomachs full.

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  • 5
  • Christopher from Santa Maria, CA
  • Aug-04-2014 I am a current student here

    A meal plan comes free with housing, and unlimited food is only $750 for the year. When food is this cheap I tend not to complain about much else.

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  • 4
  • Eleanor from Pasadena, CA
  • Jun-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Dining hall food is mediocre at best, but on campus dining options aren't bad and the restaurants around campus vary from disease-ridden to absolutely amazing good (with most being at the latter end of this spectrum). You will certainly never be bored with all the options for food in Berkeley, from burgers to pizza to Korean barbecue.

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  • 5
  • Alexandra from Fresno, CA
  • May-31-2014 I am a current student here

    Berkeley dining halls are known for their good food, but outside of that the city of Berkeley is known for its incredible food.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Andrew
  • Aug-07-2013 I am a current student here

    I definitely encourage everyone to join. It was the best decision I ever made.

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  • 0
  • Kacey from Riverside, CA
  • Jul-09-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Rushing is one thing everyone recommends. Everyone should rush for the experience, and then if they don't want to commit to Greek life they don't have too. If Greek life interests you there are plenty of options so you're bound to find one you like.

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  • 0
  • Caitlin from Hollister, CA
  • Jul-02-2013 I am a current student here

    Great thing to get involved in if you like to party. Allows you to meet a ton of people and offers affordable living arrangements right next to campus.

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