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University of California, Berkeley Campus: Admissions 2024, Rankings, Courses & Fees

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About University of California Berkeley

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Year of establishment1868
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Also Known AsUC Berkeley
Accepted Exams
Total International Students7271
Size of Campus in acres1200
Male/Female Ratio1.05
Faculty/Student Ratio17.8
Endowments ValueUS Dollar 4 billion
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses10835 USD for 4 sharing (UG),16800 USD for 1 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses5990 USD (UG)
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Q:   What is UC Berkeley known for?

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University of California Berkeley Tuition Fees, Duration and Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(33 courses)
INR 22 L - 63 L
Duration9 months-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, GRE
B.E. / B.Tech(24 courses)
INR 34 L - 40 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, SAT
B.A.(46 courses)
INR 34 L - 40 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, Duolingo: 115 & Above
B.Sc.(25 courses)
INR 26 L - 34 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, SAT, TOEFL: 80 & Above
M.A.(12 courses)
INR 22 L - 37 L
Duration1 year-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS, TOEFL
MBA/PGDM(11 courses)
INR 22 L - 68 L
Duration1 year-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, GMAT
Others PG(1 course)
INR 26 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above
B.J.M.C.(3 courses)
INR 34 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above
MPH(9 courses)
INR 28 L
Duration1 year-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, GRE, TOEFL: 90 & Above
M.Arch(6 courses)
INR 22 L - 27 L
Duration1 year-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, GRE
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Q:   What is the fees for international students at University of California Berkeley?

Q:   What are the English Language Requirements at University of California Berkeley?

University of California Berkeley Scholarships 2024

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University of California Berkeley Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :USD 140 - 200
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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SOPNeeded for few courses
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNeeded for few courses
CVNeeded for few courses
Additional documentsRequired
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Intake seasonDeadline
Fall30ᵗʰ Nov 2023 - 28ᵗʰ Mar 2024
Spring13ᵗʰ Jul - 5ᵗʰ Oct 2023
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Students Ratings & Reviews

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Vibe of Campus
  • Liberal
  • Stressful
  • Academically oriented
Student Views
  • 50% students never faced discrimination in this university
Part time work4.5
Post study jobs5
Quality of faculty5
Student Life5
Value for money5
Public transportation5
Indian Food5
Permanent Immigration5
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Master of Science in Computer Science - Batch of 2020
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UC Berkeley: A Crowned Institution in United States.
Tips: Trust me, the university is more competitive than it seems. Students should be prepared to put in a lot of effort. At first glance, the university may appear overwhelming due to its vast size and atmosphere. However, students must take this as an opportunity and learn with their fellow. Also, this is an opportunity to build strong meaningful relationships with your fellow. As in top institutions, like UC Berkeley, apart from academics most of the students come to build these relationships only. I can recall how many good relationships I have built over my time at UC and I am still benefitting from them day-in and out. Students must enrol for a scholarship as the cost of living near the university is relatively high. If you are unable to get a scholarship try to find a good part-time job. About the country well US is US just be good around here don't go to shady areas. Some of the areas have high crime rates and shootings are a common sight. The country will treat you well if you do well.
Likes (Quality of faculty): University of California Berkeley is renowned for its academic excellence and this isn't something to talk about, Come on! Everyone knows it before coming here. The professors are highly knowledgeable and experienced. The professors are very helpful and have unique teaching patterns. It's more of an interaction than teaching and I believe that this is the best method of teaching. However, not every professor at UC Berkeley is exceptional, this needs to be said! At first, I thought enrolling myself at UC Berkeley would be very stressful; nevertheless, the professors do help at every stage to keep the classes interesting and engaging for the students.
Dislikes (Part time work): As I have pursued MS in Computer Science, it is a bit difficult to get a part-time job. The competition is fierce and so is the demand. Due to the high cost of living every other student wants to land on a good part-time job opportunity, therefore making it extremely competitive. However, with the assistance of one of my professors, I was able to land a part-time job. It is difficult to get a part-time job or internship in your field as the competition increases every year. So, start to visualize according. Don't expect that the university will spoon-feed you every single time. Some myths need to be busted!
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Bachelor of Arts- Computer Science - Batch of 2022
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Amazing experience at University of California
Tips: First and foremost, students should find an accommodation near to the campus and knowing English is better so that you can communicate with everyone. Try to learn some technology or gain some experience in coding so that you can tutor or do part-time work as a frontend or backend Engineer.
Likes (Value for money): We had global exposure with peers coming from all over the world, different cultures and habits. Also, everyone was super helpful and many students ran organizations which were helpful to upscale ourselves. Many extra curricular activities were organized.
Dislikes (Indian Food): When I was working on a project, my professor was helpful and she also connected me with other professionals on the topic I was working on. She also explained personal branding like LinkedIn's do's and don'ts. She was kind and used to give her office hours for our benefit.
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University of California Berkeley Placements

CourseMedian Salary
110.16 LPA
123.88 LPA

Top Recruiters

Deutsche Bank
JP Morgan Chase
Cisco Systems
Ernst & Young
Johnson Johnson
Electronic Arts Games
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University of California Berkeley Accommodation and Meals

University of California Berkeley Rankings 2024

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Business Economics
Mechanical Engineering
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Q:   What is the ranking of UC Berkeley in the world?

Q:   What are the Business and Management course rankings at UC Berkeley?

Q:   Which is better; UC Berkeley or Stanford?

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Average Accommodation Expense

INR 6.7 L (based on 146 colleges)

Average Meals Expense

INR 3.9 L (based on 116 colleges)

Part Time Work

International students are allowed to work part-time for 20 hours per week during an academic term.

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Post Study Work Permit

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a one-year work and stay-back permit given to international students o... Read more about post study work permit

Cost of Visa Application
USD 185 = INR 15,380.9
Visa Application Process

You will need an F1 visa if your course of study is a full-time degree.

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Hot Job Sectors

IT, Tech, Energy, Healthcare, E-commerce and Business services are some of the popular job sectors in the U... Read more about hot job sectors

Economy Growth Rate

According to the BEA (Bureau of Economic Affairs), the Real GDP of USA was 2.1% in 2022.

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Q:   How much is the cost to study in USA?

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Q:   How can I get US student visa from India?

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Tasneem Hoda

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Tasneem Hoda is a Content Creator and Writer working for Shiksha.com. Her role includes developing and maintaining web pages for international universities at the Shiksha Study Abroad Portal, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and alignment with instit...Read Full Bio

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