UC Berkeley freshman admission profile

This is a snapshot of the admitted freshman class for fall 2017.

Please be cautious in drawing conclusions from this information. Use it as a general guide to selectivity and not as a predictor of your chance for admission to UC Berkeley.


Admit rate — Overall

17.2%
  • Admits
14,624
  • Applicants
85,054
  • California Residents (% of admits)
61.7%

GPA and test scores of middle 25%-75% students

  • High School GPA
4.15 - 4.30
  • ACT Composite Score
30 - 34
  • ACT English Language Arts 
28 - 32
  • SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing
640 - 730
  • SAT Mathematics
640 - 760
  • SAT Essay
16 - 20

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