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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: 78%
Applicants who took ACT: 56%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 33%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 47%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 80%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 28%
SAT I Math score 700+: 60%
SAT I Math score 600+: 88%
ACT score 24-29: 20%
ACT score 30-36: 71%
ACT score 24+: 91%
Students applied: 82,581
Students admitted: 14,436
Admission rate: 17%
Students per faculty: 18
4-year graduation rate: 76%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 29,047
Full-time enrolled men: 13,315
Full-time enrolled women: 14,533
Part-time enrolled men: 587
Part-time enrolled women: 612
Freshmen retained: 97%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $11,502
Fees (in state): $2,668
Tuition (out of state): $39,516
Fees (out of state): $2,668
Room and board: $15,716
Est. book expense: $894
Total cost (in state): $30,780
Total cost (out of state): $58,794
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$13,548
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$21,390
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$41,562
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$49,404
Average debt at graduation: $18,789

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 87%
Average need-based aid: $17,232
Average non-need-based aid: $9,390

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

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