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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 list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 66 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 90%
Applicants who took ACT 39%

SAT Verbal Score

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

SAT Math Score

700+60%
600-69925%
600+85%

ACT Score

30-3662%
24-2927%
24+89%

Students applied67,717
Students admitted11,965
Admission rate18%

Students per faculty17

4-year graduation rate72%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$11,220
Fees$1,752
Room and board$15,438
Estimated book expense$1,230
Total cost$29,640

Cost after need-based aid$6,541
Cost after non-need-based aid$24,587

Average debt at graduation$17,468

Out of State

Tuition$35,850
Fees$1,752
Room and board$15,438
Estimated book expense$1,230
Total cost$54,270

Cost after need-based aid$31,171
Cost after non-need-based aid$49,217

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met98%
Average need-based aid$23,099
Average non-need-based aid$5,053

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment25,951

Full-Time

Men12,146
Women13,074

Part-Time

Men344
Women387

Freshmen retained97%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2014 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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