Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

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University of California, Berkeley is ranked 5 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 64 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 78%
Applicants who took ACT 56%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+47%
600-69933%
600+80%

SAT Math Score

700+60%
600-69928%
600+88%

ACT Score

30-3671%
24-2920%
24+91%

Students applied82,581
Students admitted14,436
Admission rate17%

Students per faculty18

4-year graduation rate76%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$11,502
Fees$2,668
Room and board$15,716
Estimated book expense$894
Total cost$30,780

Cost after need-based aid$13,548
Cost after non-need-based aid$21,390

Average debt at graduation$18,789

Out of State

Tuition$39,516
Fees$2,668
Room and board$15,716
Estimated book expense$894
Total cost$58,794

Cost after need-based aid$41,562
Cost after non-need-based aid$49,404

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$61,800

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met87%
Average need-based aid$17,232
Average non-need-based aid$9,390

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment29,047

Full-Time

Men13,315
Women14,533

Part-Time

Men587
Women612

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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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