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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 85%
Applicants who took ACT: 43%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 38%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 37%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 75%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 29%
SAT I Math score 700+: 54%
SAT I Math score 600+: 83%
ACT score 24-29: 28%
ACT score 30-36: 63%
ACT score 24+: 91%
Students applied: 73,779
Students admitted: 11,816
Admission rate: 16%
Students per faculty: 17
4-year graduation rate: 72%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 27,126
Full-time enrolled men: 12,598
Full-time enrolled women: 13,722
Part-time enrolled men: 391
Part-time enrolled women: 415
Freshmen retained: 97%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $11,220
Fees (in state): $2,211
Tuition (out of state): $35,928
Fees (out of state): $2,211
Room and board: $15,422
Est. book expense: $1,240
Total cost (in state): $30,093
Total cost (out of state): $54,801
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$7,958
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$24,168
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$32,666
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$48,876
Average debt at graduation: $17,584

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 85%
Average need-based aid: $22,135
Average non-need-based aid: $5,925

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

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