University of California-Berkeley

Public, Four-years School Located in Berkeley, CA

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How much is the UC Berkeley tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, UC Berkeley's tuition & fees is $14,850 for California residents and $45,627 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $43,498 for California residents and $74,275 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

UC Berkeley Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$14,850
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$45,627
Books & Supplies Costs$1,139
On-campus Room & Board$21,402
On-campus Expenses$6,107
Off-campus Room & Board$16,518
Off-campus Expenses$6,426
2023-2024 Projection
California Residents Tuition & Fees$14,760
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$45,786

How Much Does it Cost to Go to UC Berkeley for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $194,725 at UC Berkeley. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $320,078. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $225,334.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$46,817$75,779$53,000
Sophomore (2024-25)$48,039$78,530$55,157
Junior (2025-26)$49,292$81,394$57,411
Senior (2026-27)$50,578$84,375$59,766
4 Years Total$194,725$320,078$225,334
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$48,039$78,530$55,157
Sophomore (2025-26)$49,292$81,394$57,411
Junior (2026-27)$50,578$84,375$59,766
Senior (2027-28)$51,897$87,479$62,229
4 Years Total$199,805$331,778$234,562
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$49,292$81,394$57,411
Sophomore (2026-27)$50,578$84,375$59,766
Junior (2027-28)$51,897$87,479$62,229
Senior (2028-29)$53,251$90,712$64,803
4 Years Total$205,017$343,960$244,209
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$50,578$84,375$59,766
Sophomore (2027-28)$51,897$87,479$62,229
Junior (2028-29)$53,251$90,712$64,803
Senior (2029-30)$54,640$94,080$67,495
4 Years Total$210,365$356,647$254,293
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$51,897$87,479$62,229
Sophomore (2028-29)$53,251$90,712$64,803
Junior (2029-30)$54,640$94,080$67,495
Senior (2030-31)$56,065$97,589$70,310
4 Years Total$215,853$369,861$264,836

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, UC Berkeley' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $13,259.
University of California-Berkeley$14,850$45,627
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between UC Berkeley and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
University of California-BerkeleyBerkeley, CA$14,850$45,627
Texas A & M University-College StationCollege Station, TX$13,099$40,328
University of California-Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA$13,747$44,524
University of FloridaGainesville, FL$6,381$28,659
The University of Texas at AustinAustin, TX$11,678$42,778
Missouri University of Science and TechnologyRolla, MO$14,278$31,678
University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignChampaign, IL$16,004$34,501
Rutgers University-New BrunswickNew Brunswick, NJ$17,239$36,001
University of Michigan-Ann ArborAnn Arbor, MI$17,228$58,072
University of ConnecticutStorrs, CT$20,366$43,034
William & MaryWilliamsburg, VA$25,040$49,412

Financial Aid and COA

At University of California-Berkeley, 18,864 students (59%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $22,200.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at UC Berkeley is $52,075 for students living on-campus and $47,510 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 4,143 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $21,669 and the average amount of student loans is $7,238.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$43,498$74,275
COA (off-campus)$38,933$69,710
Tuition & Fees$14,850$45,627
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$28,648$28,648
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$24,083$24,083
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$21,298$52,075
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$16,733$47,510
Average Financial Aid$22,200$22,200
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship18,86459%$22,200
Pell Grants8,60927%$5,445
Federal Student Loan5,19116%$5,398
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid4,14360%-
Grants or Scholarships3,57252%$21,669
Federal Grants3,03944%$5,080
Pell Grants1,56623%$5,768
Other Federal Grants3,03644%$2,110
State/Local Grants2,16731%$11,495
Institutional Grants2,80941%$13,191
Student Loan Aid1,47021%$7,238
Federal Student Loans1,41921%$4,566
Other Student Loans5909%$7,051
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level2,1401,942$23,759
110,001 or more438249$4,913

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

UC Berkeley's acceptance rate is 14.44%. A total of 112,843 applicants applied to and 16,295 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 6,931 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 42.53%.
To apply to UC Berkeley, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Acceptance Rate14.44%11.81%16.82%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)42.53%46.74%39.87%
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 scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

University of California-Berkeley has a total of 45,307 students including 32,479 undergraduate and 12,828 graduate students. By gender, there are 21,273 male students and 23,763 female students attending UC Berkeley. The school offers online degree programs and 1,622 students enrolled online exclusively (3.58% of all students).
Total45,036 21,27323,763
Undergraduate31,814 14,44217,372
Graduate13,222 6,8316,391

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address200 California Hall, Berkeley, CA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered320 Programs
Graduate Program Offered208 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate11.33%
Student Population45,307
Graduation Rate94%
Retention Rate96% (Full-time), 85% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate19 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties1,847 (Full-time), 856 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs10,343 (Full-time), 1,779 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$170,122
Average Staff Salary$90,941