Apply to UC Berkeley

Application Fee
$70
Graduate Application Fee
$105
Acceptance Rate
16%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)
45%
Freshmen Enrollment
6,455
SAT Scores
1,430
ACT Scores
33

2020 Acceptance Rate

A total of 87,847 students have applied and 14,278 students have allowed to admit to University of California-Berkeley (Acceptance rate: 16.25%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 45.21 % where 6,455 students have finally enrolled out of 14,278 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as University of California-Los Angeles and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, its acceptance rate is slightly lower than average (relatively difficult to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 20.60%).
The yield of the school is higher (more admitted-students enrolled) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) (average yield is 42.80%).

Admission Statistics Charts

2020 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average SAT score is 1,430 and the average ACT score is 33 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of University of California-Berkeley is average than the schools (average score is 1,450). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
University of California-Berkeley1,43033
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,41832
All U.S. Colleges112368
Public, 4-Years Colleges111267
4-Years Colleges112468
Public, 4-Years Colleges in California116770

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At University of California-Berkeley, 5,272 students submitted SAT scores (82% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,430 and it is extremely competitive scores than average for Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing650740
Mathematics680790
Total1,3301,530
At University of California-Berkeley, 2,703 students submitted ACT scores (42% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 33 and it is lower than average for Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading3135
English2935
Mathematics2835
Total88105
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Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to University of California-Berkeley. The school requires 4 items to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and Admission test scores and 1 items are recommended to submit - TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and .
Admission Requirements for Applying to University of California-Berkeley
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsConsidered but not required
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended