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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: 82%
Applicants who took ACT: 49%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 38%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 40%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 78%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 28%
SAT I Math score 700+: 58%
SAT I Math score 600+: 86%
ACT score 24-29: 21%
ACT score 30-36: 72%
ACT score 24+: 93%
Students applied: 78,924
Students admitted: 12,048
Admission rate: 15%
Students per faculty: 17
4-year graduation rate: 73%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 27,496
Full-time enrolled men: 12,756
Full-time enrolled women: 13,866
Part-time enrolled men: 427
Part-time enrolled women: 447
Freshmen retained: 97%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $11,220
Fees (in state): $2,289
Tuition (out of state): $37,902
Fees (out of state): $2,289
Room and board: $16,042
Est. book expense: $1,262
Total cost (in state): $30,813
Total cost (out of state): $57,495
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$11,726
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$25,176
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$38,408
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$51,858
Average debt at graduation: $17,869

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 81%
Average need-based aid: $19,087
Average non-need-based aid: $5,637

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

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