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Best Values in Colleges

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University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

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University of California, Berkeley is ranked 4 in Kiplinger's 2016 list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 69 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 85%
Applicants who took ACT 43%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+37%
600-69938%
600+75%

SAT Math Score

700+54%
600-69929%
600+83%

ACT Score

30-3663%
24-2928%
24+91%

Students applied73,779
Students admitted11,816
Admission rate16%

Students per faculty17

4-year graduation rate72%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$11,220
Fees$2,211
Room and board$15,422
Estimated book expense$1,240
Total cost$30,093

Cost after need-based aid$7,958
Cost after non-need-based aid$24,168

Average debt at graduation$17,584

Out of State

Tuition$35,928
Fees$2,211
Room and board$15,422
Estimated book expense$1,240
Total cost$54,801

Cost after need-based aid$32,666
Cost after non-need-based aid$48,876

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$62,700

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met85%
Average need-based aid$22,135
Average non-need-based aid$5,925

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment27,126

Full-Time

Men12,598
Women13,722

Part-Time

Men391
Women415

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. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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