Application Fee
$70
Graduate Application Fee
$105
Acceptance Rate
17%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)
45%
Freshmen Enrollment
6,117
SAT Scores
1,420
ACT Scores
33

2020 Acceptance Rate

A total of 88,062 students have applied and 15,390 students have allowed to admit to University of California-Berkeley (Acceptance rate: 17.48%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 39.75 % where 6,117 students have finally enrolled out of 15,390 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 Virginia-Main Campus and Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, its acceptance rate is slightly lower than average (relatively difficult to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 21.80%).
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 1,420 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 1,451). 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-Berkeley1,42033
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,41932
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, 5,032 students submitted SAT scores (82% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,420 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
Mathematics660790
Total1,3101,530
At University of California-Berkeley, 2,482 students submitted ACT scores (41% 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
Reading3035
English2735
Mathematics2734
Total84104

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, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
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 programNeither required nor recommended
RecommendationsConsidered but not required
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Considered but not required