Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

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University of California, Berkeley is ranked 3 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 72 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 82%
Applicants who took ACT 49%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+40%
600-69938%
600+78%

SAT Math Score

700+58%
600-69928%
600+86%

ACT Score

30-3672%
24-2921%
24+93%

Students applied78,924
Students admitted12,048
Admission rate15%

Students per faculty17

4-year graduation rate73%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$11,220
Fees$2,289
Room and board$16,042
Estimated book expense$1,262
Total cost$30,813

Cost after need-based aid$11,726
Cost after non-need-based aid$25,176

Average debt at graduation$17,869

Out of State

Tuition$37,902
Fees$2,289
Room and board$16,042
Estimated book expense$1,262
Total cost$57,495

Cost after need-based aid$38,408
Cost after non-need-based aid$51,858

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$60,800

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met81%
Average need-based aid$19,087
Average non-need-based aid$5,637

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment27,496

Full-Time

Men12,756
Women13,866

Part-Time

Men427
Women447

Freshmen retained97%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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