University of California-Berkeley
Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral
College Type: Public
Academic Calendar: Semester
The University of California, Berkeley is one of the world's leading academic institutions. Widely known as "Cal," the campus is renowned for the size and quality of its libraries and laboratories, the scope of its research and publications, and the distinction of its faculty and students. National rankings consistently place Berkeley's undergraduate and graduate programs among the very best in a variety of disciplines. Overlooking San Francisco Bay, UC Berkeley is a lush and tranquil 1,232 acre campus¢¥†¥”yet close to many urban opportunities. It is bordered by wooded, rolling hills and the City of Berkeley, one of America's most lively, culturally diverse, and politically adventurous municipalities.
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Total Students: 35396
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Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1
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Berkeley California 94720
Main Phone: 510-642-6000
Coordinator of Transfer Student Programs and Services, Transfer Center
Transfer Services Contact:
Community College Transfer Center
International Admissions Contact:
International Student Admissions, Undergraduate
Applying to Transfer
Common App Used?
High School Transcript Required?
Minimum GPA for Applying:
Minimum GPA - 2.4 California residents (2.8 for nonresidents). Higher GPA requirements vary by program. The average GPA for transfer students admitted to Berkeley in Fall 2010 was 3.62 - 3.98.
Minimum Grades for Transfer:
In general, credit may be granted for courses when a grade of at least a D has been earned.
Minimum credits - 60 credits. Maximum credits from a two-year institution - 70 credits. Maximum credits from a four-year institution - 80 credits. You must earn 60 credits at UC Berkeley to earn a bachelor's degree.
Test Scores for Applying:
SATs/APs/IBs can be used to fulfill certain breadth requirements. If you are offered admission and we need official scores, you will be instructed to submit them July 15.
Letters of Recommendation Required:
Letteres of recommendation are not required for admission consideration.
You are asked to provide a response to two prompts, both of which you must answer, using a max of 1,000 words. You may allocate the word count as you wish. If you choose to respond to one prompt at greater length, we suggest your shorter answer be no less
UC's application fee is $60 per campus ($70 if you're an international student).
You must select a major, as your application for admission will be reviewed based on the completion of prerequisite courses for a particular academic program at Berkeley. All applicants must have completed the general education requirements.
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Transfers Applied: 13266
Transfers Accepted: 3392
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Applicants apply for university-sponsored scholarships automatically when they apply for admission; a separate form, the FAFSA, is required for grants, loans and work study. Contact the Office of Financial Aid - Transfer Advising at 510-642-6442.
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