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University of California, Berkeley

World Rankings

  • QS World University Ranking (2017–18) 27
  • THE World University Ranking (2017–18) 18

Entry Requirements

As an international undergraduate, you may apply to UC as either a freshman or as a transfer student, depending on your level of education. The following is the admission requirement for the international students in general:

  • Academic records – grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better (3.4 if you're a non-resident) in specified courses with no grade lower than a C.
  • All applicants must earn a minimum UC Score of 63 on each component of the ACT or SAT Reasoning Test and on each SAT Subject Test.
  • English language tests  – applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination.

Student Services and Facilities

Support for International Students

  • Berkeley's international office provides personal and academic support to enhance the success of international students.
  • All new international students are required to register with the international office before starting their first semester, and are strongly encouraged to attend the orientation week especially designed for international students.

Health Care and Insurance

  • Each UC campus has a Student Health Service that provides basic outpatient care. Because of high health care costs and the fact that you may need medical care beyond that provided through outpatient services, you must have adequate health insurance coverage.
  • The acquisition of health insurance is a condition of registration for all students at UC. Health insurance policies and costs vary from campus to campus. Generally, campus insurance plans will be more cost effective than other plans available in the US.

Disability Services

  • UC Berkeley offers some of the most comprehensive services and assistance in higher education for students with disabilities. 


  • The University of California at Berkeley (also referred to as UC Berkeley) was founded in 1868 in Berkeley, California.
  • UC Berkeley is the oldest of the ten major campuses affiliated with the University of California.
  • UC Berkeley was the number 1 recipient of National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships between 2001 and 2010, with 1,333 awards.

Further Details

Address University of California, Berkeley
101 Sproul Hall
California 94704
United States