Essay University of California-Berkely

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UNIVERSITY OF
CALIFORNIA
BERKELEY

By Regan
Gundersen

HISTORY/FACTS
 UC Berkeley was founded during the gold rush by the founding fathers of California. It is known for its scientifi c discoveries and research. It was here at UC
Berkeley that Vitamin E was discovered, the fl u virus identifi ed, and our nations fi rst ‘no-fault’ divorce law was drafted.
 To date, 22 UC Berkeley faculty members have been awarded Nobel Prizes.

GENERAL INFORMATION
 UC Berkeley is located in Berkeley, California and is a public, four-year university.
 Berkeley has a rough estimate of 36,137 enrolled students. 25,885 of which are undergraduate students. Based on its population, UC Berkeley is one of the largest universities in the United States.
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 Here is a comparison
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of other popular schools
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in California vs. UC Berkeley
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10 in terms of population.
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DEGREES
 UC Berkeley off ers around 350 degree programs, with a total of almost 8,000 diff erent classes. They produce more PH.Ds annually than any other U.S.
University.
 The most popular of these are Electrical Engineering,
Computer Sciences, Economics, Political Science,
Business Administration, and Psychology.
 The universities’s largest source of income comes from the schools of mathematics, biology, and business (shown below) at over 175k annually each.

TUITION
 Shown below is the estimated net price for families of diff erent ranges of income. Keeping this in mind, UC
Berkeley off ers 62% of students fi nancial aid, at an average of 57% tuition covered for each student receiving fi nancial aid.
$30,000 or Below

$8,051

$30,000 $48,000

$9,210

$48,000 $75,000

$13,139

$75,000 $110,000

$22,388

$110,000 and
Over

$27,669

IDEAL STUDENT
 UC Berkeley off ers admission to a round ~11k of the ~53k applicants every year, at a n accepta nce rate of around 21%.
Keeping this in mind, the avera ge student to be a ccepted ha s the following characteristics:
 The aver age student accepted…