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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
  • Jonathan from Saint Paul, MN
  • 5
  • The only complain that I have is that my room wasn't air conditioned, so when temperatures reach above 75 degrees, it is best to close your windows and curtains, and…

  • Jan-03-2016 Read More
  • Madison from San Pedro, CA
  • 5
  • Dorms are dorms. They're not hotels, but they are still very nice and enjoyable to live in. Berkeley dorms have everything to offer that you could want. There are socialites,…

  • Mar-03-2016 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
  • 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
  • 2
  • Julz from Oakland, CA
  • Sep-26-2017 I am a current student here

    It's average. Lots of options but could be better depending on which dining hall you're at.

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  • 4
  • Madison from Los Angeles, CA
  • Jun-23-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The dining halls offers a lot of different food. The catering is also really good. Berkeley offers Peets Coffee, which is much better than a lot of other kinds of coffee in my opinion. The eggs however, are not very good. There's a lot of walk outs from the cooks too, guess it's not a good working environment.

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  • 4
  • Maydelle from Moreno Valley, CA
  • Mar-24-2017 I am a current student here

    Food isn't the greatest in terms of dining halls, but there are so many places to eat around Berkeley. If you can afford it, you can essentially try something new every day (more like every weekend probably).

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  • 4
  • Liliana from Redwood City, CA
  • Feb-28-2017 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Freshman cafeteria is not the best, but the food around and on campus is excellent. There is a variety of choices.

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  • 5
  • Jordan from Antioch, CA
  • Feb-13-2017 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There are hundreds of food shops around UC Berkeley, and though it can be expensive dining out multiple times a week, you will find yourself eating out multiple times a day at some points. There are different types of cuisines, cultures, and types of food packed tightly on Telegraph Ave, Center St, and the entire perimeter of the campus. There are also campus dining halls scattered around.

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  • 3
  • Vanessa from Berkeley, CA
  • Jan-15-2017 I am a current student here

    Not the greatest, but there are diverse types of foods. Late night is the best for eating greasy foods during late hours such as hot wings, french fries, orange chicken, mozzarella sticks, and more.

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Madison from Los Angeles, CA
  • Jun-23-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Greek Life exists on the Cal campus, but it isn't the only thing. I am not personally involved in Greek life but I like that it's present without overpowering the social life.

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  • 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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