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University of California-Berkeley - Engineering

University of California-Berkeley
Address200 California Hall
LevelFour or more years
Total Engineering Students5140 (Undergraduate), 794 (graduate), 1356 (PhD)
PhDs granted(current yr)340
Total Engineering Teachers253
Total Engineering Research Expenditure$219018
Admission Rate (Undergrad)24654 (Applications), 3075 (Offered admissions), 1534 (Accepted)
GPA (for Undergrad)100 [percentage of students ranked in top 25% of their high school class]
Admission Rate (Grad)10172 (Applications), 1820 (Offered admissions), 991 (Accepted)
Carnegie ClassificationResearch Universities (very high research activity)
Application Fees
Undergrad Application Fees$70
Grad Application Fees$80
Tuition / Fees
Undergrad In-State$17185
Undergrad Out-State$45000
Grad In-State$12000
Grad Out-State$27000
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ACT Score**
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Engineering Courses/Degrees

Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical- Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering Science
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Operations Research

Nobel laureates: 21 faculty members, including 8 current faculty.

The National Science Foundation awarded more Graduate Research Fellowships to UC Berkeley students than to those of any other university (MIT was 2nd; Stanford 3rd; Harvard 4th).

For Electrical and Computer Science admissions are very competitive. Most successful applicants last year had GPAs above 3.7 and GRE quantitative scores above 90%. Many successful Computer Science applicants took the GRE Computer Science Subject test and scored above 90%. For Fall 2010 we had approximately 3000 applicants for about 100 slots.

Mechanical Engineering: Most successful applicants last year had GPAs above 3.7 and GRE quantitative scores above 90%. For Fall 2010 we had approximately 940 applicants for about 75 admission slots.

Civil and Environmental Engineering: There is no minimum score however average GRE scores are 150+ (verbal), 160+(Quant.) and 4+ (Writing)

Engineering Resources

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2. Stanford University
3. University of California-Berkeley
4. California Institute of Technology
5. Georgia Institute of Technology

GRE Scores and Admissions