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University of California at Berkeley Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 611 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 28 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

51% Women
49% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Pacific-12 Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $396,662)
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 -


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%
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
  • 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
  • M from NorCal
  • 4
  • The Unit 4 (Foothill/Stern) dorm is at the highest point on campus, right on the side of a hill, and right next to the engineering buildings. If you're willing to…

  • Dec-01-2015 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Madison from San Pedro, CA
  • Mar-03-2016 I am a current student here

    There are so many campus dining options at Cal. Resident dining halls, on-campus dining locations, and smaller grocery-like stores all take meal points and are accessible to students. The menus are always very diverse, there are always fantastic staff member available to help, and your appetite will never suffer!

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  • 5
  • Jonathan from Saint Paul, MN
  • Jan-03-2016 I am a current student here

    Berkeley's Cal Dining program is a favorite among students. Along with the 4 resident dining halls, Cal Dining also consists of a number of Cafes, convenient stores, and fast food joints, all of which accept Cal Dining's payment program, known as Meal Points. Payments are made using the student ID card, meaning that there is no need to carry around a separate card. Food wise, Cal Dining offers a variety of dishes from cuisines around the world, a reflection of the cultural mosaic that is 21st century California. Students almost always have great things to say about the food offered by Cal Dining, but should they fancy something else, there are a massive number of resturants and markets scattered within walking distance from campus. Asian resturaunts are particularly good here as, there is an entire block off campus known as the Asian Ghetto, where students flock to everyday for Korean barbeque, Japanese sushi or ramen, Chinese pot stickers, and Indian curry and tandoori.

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  • 5
  • M from NorCal
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    The Foothill dining hall, although a bit small, has a considerable amount of variety available; the food is good enough that becoming familiar with the local cafes is a pleasant but not mandatory pastime. Ingredients and allergens are always clearly labeled for every dish except the ice cream and salad bars, and there are halal, kosher, vegetarian, and vegan options available year-round for every meal. The on-campus cafes are all quite nice, and if you're willing to search off-campus, there are a wide variety of affordable good options in Berkeley proper, including an improbable number of boba/bubble tea shops.

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  • 5
  • Jessica from Glendale, AZ
  • Aug-07-2015 I am a current student here

    Foothill dining commons. All the others are okay, but if your looking for good, quality, top-of-the-line food, foothill is where to go.

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  • 4
  • Kaitlyn from Oxnard, CA
  • May-26-2015 I am a current student here

    The food in the dining halls is pretty good compared to other universities. You can use meal points to swipe into the dining halls or even in cafes on campus! However, Berkeley is also surrounded by great restaurants and other food places where you can grab a meal on a college student's budget. Many stores are open late at night, even past midnight, which is perfect if you've been at the library doing some late night studying and need some food to keep your energy up.

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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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Madison from San Pedro, CA
  • Mar-03-2016 I am a current student here

    UC Berkeley is home to four Greek councils: the National Panhellenic Council, the Panhellenic Council, the Multicultural Greek Council, and the Interfraternity Council. CalGreeks are a diverse group of individuals always looking to grow their communities. Each chapter and organization has its own interests and philanthropic passions. The CalGreek community has the highest GPA of all groups on campus, fostering not only academically successful individuals, but leaders and outgoing adults as well.

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  • 0
  • Kaitlyn from Oxnard, CA
  • May-26-2015 I am a current student here

    I am not involved in Greek life but it does play a big role in campus social events. Once you rush a frat or sorority and are accepted, expect to dedicate a lot of time to it.

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  • 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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