University of California – Berkeley

Berkeley, California
www.berkeley.edu 200 California Hall, Berkeley, CA, 94720
A+ Overall Grade
  • A+ Academics
  • A Athletics
  • B Campus
  • A+ Diversity
  • A+ Value
  • A Party Scene

University of California – Berkeley Admissions

Acceptance Rate 16.25%
Acceptance Deadline November 30
Students Receiving Financial Aid 63.48%

University of California – Berkeley Cost

Net Price* $18,522
Average Total Aid Awarded $5,417
Students Receiving Financial Aid 63.48%
*Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

University of California – Berkeley Academics

Student Faculty Ratio 20:1

University of California – Berkeley Majors

Most Popular Majors
  • Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Cellular Biology
  • Political Science and Government
  • Environmental Science
  • Business
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Cognitive Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Communications

University of California – Berkeley Online

Offers Online Courses Yes

University of California – Berkeley Students

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment 29,570
Part-Time Undergraduates 1,283

University of California – Berkeley Advisors

Our advisors graduated from the nation’s best universities, so they know first-hand what it takes to stand out in the admissions process. CollegeAdvisor.com's advisors include Marshall Scholars, Fulbright recipients, first-generation college students, professional actors and musicians, startup founders, doctors, teachers and more - all rigorously screened and trained to support students and families on their college journeys.

Raveen Sharma
University of California – Berkeley
Hello! My name is Raveen. I received my BA in Film from UC Berkeley and my MA in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. I have been actively working as a counselor in K-12 schools for close to 10 years. As a counselor in the field, I work with students every day to achieve their post grad goals. I have spent close to 20 years working in various roles in the film industry and would love to share my experiences with any students interested in the arts!

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Dovie Siaway
University of California – Berkeley
Hi everyone! My name is Dovie! I'm originally from Alabama but I grew up in the Bay Area. I graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in American Studies with an emphasis in Education. (Go Bears!) While at Cal, I served as the Assistant Director of Recruitment for the Black Recruitment and Retention Center and joined Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. I have worked in education for over 10 years from tutoring/advising jobs to recruitment work for Cal to managing an Education & Careers department at a nonprofit. I love advising high school students and what I've learned over the years is that there are many pathways for students to achieve their academic goals. As an advisor, I enjoy helping students paint the full picture of themselves through their essays and assisting with career/major exploration. In my every day life I enjoy listening to music, watching movies, and reading. My latest read was "All About Love" by bell hooks which I highly recommend! I look forward to working with you to achieve your college goals!

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Deepti Saroha
University of California – Los Angeles
I graduated from UCLA in 2018 with a degree in Political Science and have 7 years of college advising experience. My students have been accepted to top schools such as Stanford, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Rice University, The University of Chicago and more. I currently work full time as a College Counselor at a high school in Oakland, California where I help students pick majors, develop college lists and assist with their college and financial aid applications. I also assist with scholarship applications with a handful of my students receiving Questbridge scholarships and full rides to the colleges of their choice. I emphasize overall fit when developing college lists for my students and hope that I can find you the best fit and help you achieve your post secondary goals.

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Cedric Jones
University of California – Berkeley
My love for college advising began at UC Berkeley where I studied Landscape Architecture and also was the Executive Director of a recruitment and retention center in partnership with Cal's Office of Admissions. Over the last 7 years, I've served in the capacity of a STEM Teacher and Principal, supporting hundreds of students with their college applications through High School & College Options programming of which I have instituted at multiple school sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. I look forward to aiding youth in their pursuits of higher education!

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Beatriz Perez
University of California – Los Angeles
Experienced Professional in education and youth development. Beatriz has over 3 years of experience working with marginalized youth primarily in Southern California focusing on leadership development, college readiness, financial empowerment, and civic education. She previously worked as academic advisors for UCR's Upward Bound Program and UCLA's Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) to support students in their academic journey towards higher education through one-on-one academic advising, workshops, and personal development. As a HOPE alumnae, she is now the organization's Youth Programs Coordinator where she supports managing two youth development programs through advocacy, leadership, and education. When Beatriz is not working, she is managing Amor al Pueblo, a community foundation she and her mother co-founded to provide monthly food pantries to families in need in Culican, Sinaloa. She is passionate about supporting future world leaders, education, and equality for marginalized communities.

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Arshia Malek, M.Ed.
University of Southern California
Thank you for visiting my profile! My name is Arshia, and I'm an Advising Manager and Senior Consultant for CollegeAdvisor.com. I hold a B.A. in Sociology and M.Ed. in Educational Counseling from University of Southern California and a Certificate in College Admission Consulting from UC Berkeley. I look forward to partnering with you and assisting you in your college admissions journey. Key experiences: admission and advisement at USC, QuestBridge, and University of California system. Expertise: college admissions and planning, academic and career counseling, major exploration, transfer, resume and cover letter review, interview preparation, and pre-health advisement.

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Angel Hsu
University of California – Berkeley
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Andrew Worrell
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Hello! My name is Andrew and I am a graduate student pursuing my Master's of Public Policy and Juris Doctorate. I have a bachelor’s degree in Global Economic Studies with a concentration in Latin American studies and a minor in P.P.E from UNC-Chapel Hill. After graduating with my B.A. in 2014, I accepted a position with the College Advising Corps where I spent four years working with students as they navigated the transition from high school to life after graduation. Afterwards, I worked at financial services firm before returning to graduate school. In my spare time you can find me working on my jump shot, hiking, exploring new food, or trying to convince myself to run a marathon.

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Andrew Wailes
Columbia University
Thank you for taking this next step in your future! I am an experienced educator and college advisor, having spent the past decade supporting high school students in New York, California, and Hong Kong. I believe in each and every student's ability to succeed. Everyone has something to offer. In working with students, I always make sure that feel heard, valued, and even celebrated. I look forward to supporting you as you embark on this exciting next step of your educational journey.

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Andrea Cooper
Harvard University
I studied Romance languages and Latin American Studies at Harvard University and am currently working in research for a human rights-focused nonprofit.

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Adeeva Myers
University of California – Berkeley
My name is Adeeva! I am a Southern California native and spent my college years in the Bay Area. I earned my Bachelors of Arts degree in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley and completed my Masters of Education degree in Educational Counseling from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California (USC). While in undergrad, I participated in various leadership roles on campus including working as a Resident Assistant and being a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. I have extensive experience in college access, previously working with organizations such as TRiO Upward Bound and the USC College Advising Corp where I assisted majority low income, first generation students in applying and enrolling into college. I especially love assisting students through the career/major exploration process, essay writing, and match & fit when it comes to making their college decision. I look forward to helping you achieve your personal college goals!

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Dolann Adams
University of California – Berkeley
In her past positions, as the Assistant Director of Admissions and Outreach for the University of California Berkeley, Dolann used her talents to lead, create, and execute strategies that aligned the admissions and diversity initiatives, and increased their visibility to meet their enrollment goals for both domestic and international students. Her experience in higher education has prepared her to help students from diverse educational backgrounds to successfully and expeditiously achieve their goals. She is dedicated to professional, artistic, entrepreneurial and student development and success, and embodies that “If you can dream it, you can achieve it” attitude.

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Josie Pearce
Dartmouth College
Josie graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College in 2020. At Dartmouth, she majored in Government, minored in Spanish, and was an editor at the Dartmouth Law Journal. She works as a PR Assistant at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in their Boston office. Josie is pursuing a JD/MD joint degree and is attending Harvard for her pre-medical post-bacc. She is an admissions interviewer for Dartmouth College and has ample experience with the college interview process and essay writing.

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Angela Park-Pennington
University of California – Berkeley
Angela is an experienced admissions counselor based in Los Angeles, California who most recently served as an Associate Director of Admissions at the Marshall School of Business at USC. She has evaluated thousands of applications, from highly selective scholarship organizations like Questbridge and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to renowned universities like USC and UC Berkeley. She brings years of insight to students who seek to make their application stand out from the rest.

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Kaitlin Liston
University of California – Berkeley
Hi! I graduated from UC Berkeley in 2018 with an Economics BA and an English minor. At Cal, I was president of the Undergraduate Communications Association, and now I'm a marketing specialist at a big tech company in Silicon Valley. As an advisor, I love helping students find schools that are a perfect fit, ace college interviews, and write heartfelt essays, especially when it comes to the UC Application. I'm passionate about making the world a better place, investing in the next generation, and my favorite soccer team :) I hope to be a part of your college journey and wish you the best during this exciting time!

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Gabe Henry Woody
University of California – Los Angeles
Hi! I am a 4th year honors student at UCLA double majoring in pure mathematics and geography. Over the past three years I have guided many students and their families through the admissions process from start to finish. I have helped my clients gain admission to universities such as MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Duke, NYU, the University of Michigan, UT Austin, Rice, LMU, and many of the UC and CSU campuses. In my free time I love to surf, cook, and travel the world.

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Jeffrey Cho
University of Southern California
Hi everyone! I am a first-generation, low-income college student born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. I attended the University of Southern California for my undergrad through QuestBridge's regular decision program. I majored in linguistics with a minor in education. I am happy to assist students and families navigate selecting colleges, identifying career interests, choosing extracurricular activities, and applying for financial aid

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Sally Kim
Boston University
Hi! My name is Sally, and I'm from the San Francisco Bay Area. I studied at Boston University as a first-generation Presidential Scholar, where I realized through my studies and professional experiences my true passion: transforming education (especially higher education) on a global scale to make opportunities more equitable and accessible for all. During my time as an undergraduate, I also worked extensively at the Office of Admissions as a Student Admissions Representative. In my free time, you can find me either working out/teaching fitness classes, binging Netflix, spending quality time with the people who matter most, or raising my sweet new Italian Greyhound pup, Birdie!

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Rohila Kusampudi
University of California – Los Angeles
I graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology with a focus on pre-medical sciences. For the last four years, I have been dedicated to clinical research, clinical and non-clinical community service, and student leadership at UCLA. I knew that medicine was my goal from a young age, but highschool and college experiences have been instrumental in affirming that interest. Currently, I am applying to medical schools across the country and I hope to matriculate next year.

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Nadiya Atkinson
Wellesley College
Hi! I'm Nadiya, in my final year at Williams College pursuing a B.A. in English and Theatre, focusing on the intersection been the humanities and political activism. From essay review to financial aid decisions, I'm committed to providing transparency and support not just with the college application process, but with the years that come after making a final decision. In my spare time, I'm co-artistic directing our student theatre group striving to improve accessibility of the arts to the campus community, writing short stories about Russian history, and attempting to make the perfect matcha latte.

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Katie Chiou
Brown University
Hi! My name is Katie and I'm a rising senior in Brown's Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) concentrating in medical anthropology. I've worked for over three years in college advising, with experience in essay editing and extracurricular advising. I specialize in BS/MD applications and interview prep.

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Brian Seo
Harvard University
Hello, everyone! My name is Brian Hyun Seo, and I am a rising junior at Harvard College, concentrating in Economics with a secondary in History of Science and a Language Citation in Korean. On-campus, I spend most of my time studying and training - I am on the Men's Lightweight Rowing team. During my free time, I enjoy playing the guitar and listening to EDM. If you are looking for someone to help strengthen your college essays and/or walk through the college admissions process, I am your guy!

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Zoë Edington
University of California – Berkeley
Hi there! My name is Zoe (she/her/hers). In high school, I participated in dual enrollment, which eventually helped me graduate with two AA degrees and start college with junior status. I later went to UC Berkeley and graduated in 2018 with a BA in anthropology. As a college student I was unsure about the type of career that I wanted, so I joined a lot of student clubs, enrolled in random classes, and gained a variety of skills. I loved traveling so I studied abroad for a summer in Spain and a year in Australia, doing internships in both countries. I am passionate about educational equity and passing the torch to help future generations. I have worked with CollegeAdvisor.com for two years and I have advised clients who had a variety of academic interests. Some of the colleges that my previous clients have been accepted to include UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Duke Kunshan University.

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Rouhin Ghosh
University of California – Berkeley
Hello! I am a recent graduate of UC Berkeley looking to help YOU get accepted to your dream universities. I recently went through the same process not too long ago and was accepted to my top choice university. I strongly believe that through my experiences, I can be extremely resourceful in helping you navigate through your college application journey as well. I am excited to potentially be a part of your journey and look forward to getting in touch!

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Isha Kalia
Stanford University
Hey! My name is Isha and I am part of the Stanford Class of 2024!! I am planning on studying Economics and Sustainability. I was lucky to be offered admission to every college I applied to, and I would love to help you do the same! Some of my passions include climate action as well as food justice. In high school I was involved in Sunrise Movement, Future Business Leaders of America, Key Club, and more. I know the college process and be overwhelming and that is why I am excited to work with Bullseye to help other students like you get into their dream schools!

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Bradley Hu
Stanford University
Hi there! I’m a student at Stanford University studying Economics and Computer Science. I’m a writer, musician, literary enthusiast, and someone who was recently in your exact position! The college process can be stressful, but I'm determined to share with you everything I’ve learned—from building the perfect college list to waitlist correspondence—to make your college journey a smooth one. Let’s work together and turn your college dreams into reality!

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Blu Frankel
Harvard University
Blu graduated from Harvard College in December 2020 with a degree in Social Anthropology and Art, Film, and Visual Studies. His love of learning has led him to explore a wide variety of subjects throughout his life, and he loves sharing this passion with his students. Blu has worked with students of all ages and has years of experience tutoring for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests, AP exams, and middle and high-school level subjects from Algebra and Spanish to AP Literature and AP U.S. History. Blu's track record not only includes a 2360 SAT score and 5's on 8 Advanced Placement Exams, but also a history of helping students achieve drastic improvements on their own standardized tests and in their regular coursework. Additionally, Blu has experience with college admissions counseling, in particular guiding students through the essay-writing process. He was accepted to a number of top schools including Harvard, Columbia, Brown, UPenn, Dartmouth, Cornell, Northwestern, and UC Berkeley, and can offer guidance to help you get accepted to the school of your choice. Some of Blu's personal interests include watching and making films, listening to and writing music, hiking, backpacking, designing/building spaces, reading, theater, art, photography, yoga & meditation, philosophy, psychology, stand-up comedy, cooking, and dancing.

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Arham Habib
University of Pennsylvania
Hi! I'm an incoming freshman at the Wharton School in the University of Pennsylvania. As a former member of the USA Debate Team and Congressional Intern, I'd be especially helpful for students with backgrounds in speech and debate or political activism. In college, I look forward to getting involved in student government, consulting clubs, and maybe pursue my own entrepreneurial venture—ultimately, I hope to go into venture capital or management consulting. In the meanwhile, you can catch me playing pick-up basketball, going on hikes, and exploring San Francisco.

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University of Michigan

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University of California - Berkeley

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Laura Sophie Wegner
Harvard University

I started working with CollegeAdvisor three weeks before the deadline and I hadn’t started writing any of my essays. I had watched a lot of youtube videos about college essays, but most of them did nothing but scare me, because I thought that I could never write like that. Once I got an interview, I also received excellent interview preparation. I didn’t apply to any other schools, except for UCLA and UC Berkeley. I reused a lot of my essays for those applications. In the end, I got accepted to all of them! I could not have wished for better support during this very stressful time.

Jieshan Liu
University of California - Berkeley

My advisor has been dedicated to assisting me with all my needs. She’s very flexible time-wise and always gives honest advice about my essays. I enjoyed having conversations with her and discussing the multiple aspects of my college applications. I feel grateful for this opportunity and all the resources she has been sharing with me, including the College Panels and Zoom sessions which showed me how to approach writing distinctive essays.

Jonathan Wu
University of Pennsylvania

My advisor (Phillip) was very responsive and always gave me great tips about my essays and application strategies. Moreover, the access to the whole advisor network was a game changer, as I was able to talk to an alumni of my dream school, University of Pennsylvania, which I believe was a big factor of my acceptance to the school during the regular decision round!

Allison Guo
University of Michigan

My advisor made a genuine effort to get to know me, which made the essays that we worked on together stronger and much more authentic. Working with CollegeAdvisor helped build my confidence in my college applications!

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