University of California-Berkeley

Hey dude… war is out, peace in in. I don’t wanna fight the Man; you gotta love the Man to be the Man… or Woman. Whoa. Okay, so Berkeley is no longer stuck in the 1960s and neither are we. Without further adieu, a modern look at UC Berkeley, brought to you by the one, the only, the effervescent… College Compass Campus Profiles.

NAME: University of California-Berkeley

SCHOOLS: College of Letters & Science, Haas School of Business, College of Chemistry, Graduate School of Education, College of Engineering, College of Environmental Design, School of Information, Graduate School of Journalism, School of Law, College of Natural Resources, School of Optometry, School of Public Health, Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy, School of Social Welfare.

MEDIAN SAT SCORE: 1840-2180.


CAMPUS: Known as the flagship campus of the University of California, the university occupies 6,651 acres (2,692 ha) with the central campus resting on approximately 200 acres (80.9 ha) in the San Francisco Bay Area. Flowing into the main campus are two branches of Strawberry Creek. The south fork enters a culvert upstream of the recreational complex at the mouth of Strawberry Canyon and passes beneath California Memorial Stadium before appearing again in Faculty Glade. It then runs through the center of the campus before disappearing underground at the west end of campus.

NUMBER OF FRIENDS YOU CAN MAKE: 35,838 students as of Fall 2010 including 25,540 undergraduates and 10,298 pursuing graduate degrees.

WHERE YOU WILL LIVE: Berkeley is a city on the east shore of the San Francisco Bay in Northern California.. Its neighbors to the south are the cities of Oakland and Emeryville. To the north is the city of Albany and the unincorporated community of Kensington. The eastern city limits coincide with the county line (bordering Contra Costa County), which generally follows the ridge line of the Berkeley Hills. Berkeley is located in northern Alameda County. The city is noted as one of the most politically liberal in the nation, with one study placing it as the third most liberal city in the United States

COST: In-state: $31,046, Out-of-state: $53,925.

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