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UC BERKELEY
Picture Yourself @
TRUE!
TRUE OR FALSE: Berkeley is the first University of California campus.
About
UC Berkeley
Chartered 1868

Began in Oakland, moved to its flagship campus in Berkeley in 1873.

Berkeley is a catalyst of economic growth and social innovation and was envisioned as a "City of Learning," a west coast-based institution to rival any college back East

Known for its rich diversity, Berkeley serves students from all backgrounds including racial/ethnic groups, undocumented students, LGBT students, military veterans, and those with physical and learning disabilities, among others

Berkeley students founded the Physically Disabled Students Program
HISTORY
How many national team titles has Berkeley claimed in its history?
A- 13
B- 71
C- 84
D- 127
Home of the Free Speech Movement of 1964, hunger strikes in late 1990s, silent demonstrations in early 2000s and Occupy Cal in 2011

Issues that have encouraged student engagement include: academic policy, maintaining diversity, budget cuts, tuition hikes, and state and federal policy
A TRADITION OF ENGAGEMENT AND ACTIVISM
WHY

BERKELEY?
Excel Beyond
Exchange Ideas
Change the World
Student-initiated research
13,000+ courses/labs/sections
90% of classes taught by tenured faculty or tenure-track professors or lecturers
The other 10% of classes are taught by visiting professors, graduate students, and undergraduate students
EXCEL BEYOND
22 Nobel laureates
(9 of them current faculty)
4 Pulitzer Prize winners
1 National Poet laureate
24 alumni have won
Nobel Prizes
EXCEL BEYOND
Academic Excellence
Distinguished Faculty
Cutting-Edge Courses
World-Class Research
EXCHANGE IDEAS
Diverse Community
At UC Berkeley you can exchange ideas with an incredibly diverse community of students, faculty and staff, who bring to campus a wealth of experience and prospective.

Get involved by utilizing the Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program, The Big Ideas at Berkeley Initiative, and the College of Letters and Science Discovery Courses
CHANGE THE WORLD
1,200-plus student organizations and clubs
Examples of current Student Organizations:
bridges Multicultural Resource Center (service/outreach)
Cal Berkeley Democrats / Berkeley College Republicans (political)
Muslim Student Association / InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (religious)
Freshman and Sophomore Business Club (professional)
Nigerian Student Association / Pilipino American Alliance (cultural)
Fraternities and Sororities
ASUC Student Government

More Peace Corps volunteers than any other university

studentorgs.berkeley.edu
CHANGE THE WORLD
Your education continues after you graduate….
Career Center
One of the most active Alumni groups in the country.

*Medical school admit rate 56% (2011)

*Law school admit rate 86% (2010)

*Several Cal alumni in politics
Jerry Brown (CA Governor)
Ed Lee (San Francisco Mayor)
Nancy Skinner (CA Assembly Member)
Steven Chu (US Secretary of Energy)

*45 current students and alumni competed in the 2012 London Olympic Games
Applying to UC Berkeley
Application available in early October
Filing period begins: November 1st
Application deadline: November 30th

One online application for all UC campuses
universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/how-to apply/apply-online
THE APPLICATION
Gather your…
Unofficial transcripts
Test Score Reports
Annual Income Information
Payment Method
If you qualify for a fee waiver the application will calculate eligibility automatically

Cost of Application - $70 per campus ($80 for int'l app)
Waivers available for those who qualify include free applications to up to 4 campuses.
Before you begin the Application
Requirements include completion of
A-G Subject Requirements
ACT Assessment + Writing Test or SAT Reasoning Test

Applicants to the Colleges of Chemistry and Engineering are strongly encouraged to take the SAT Subject Exam in Math (level 2) and your intended major (Bio, Chem, Physics)
FRESHMAN ADMISSION
TRANSFER ADMISSION

Due to the high volume of competitive applicants, Berkeley is very selective among qualified applicants

Selection is based on holistic review
THE SELECTION PROCESS
Considers a broad range of achievements and factors, both academic and nonacademic including (but not limited to)

GPA, test scores, honors, geographic location, accomplishment within life experiences, special programs, etc.
HOLISTIC REVIEW
APPLICATION STATISTICS
APPLICATION STATISTICS
Personal
Statement
Describe the world you come from - for example, your family, your community or school - and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.

Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are?
Freshman Prompts
PERSONAL STATEMENT
What do I
write about?

Where do
I start?
What is your intended major? Discuss how your interest in the subject developed and describe any experience you have had in the field and what have you gained from your involvement.
Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are?
Transfer Prompts
PERSONAL STATEMENT
OSKI'S TIPS
FOR A GOOD PERSONAL STATEMENT
Type in a word document, not in the application
Make it about you
Talk about your extracurricular activities, work experience, etc.
Give us concrete examples
Avoid buzz words, poetry, or jokes, this is not an English essay
Keep in mind the 1000 word count
What is the most important aspect in the application process?
A. Test scores
B. Grades
C. Extracurricular Activities
D. All of the Above
PICTURE YOURSELF
@ BERKELEY
SIGN UP NOW!
For emails, event invitations, deadlines, and more:
pictureyourself.berkeley.edu
Check out Ask Oski (Virtual Advisor)!
Application Timeline
November 30
- Application Deadline
January
- Transfer applicants report final grades and additional course work
March 27
- Freshman Decisions released
April 25
- Transfer Decisions released
May 1
- Deadline for freshman applicants to submit Statement of Intent to Register to chosen campus
June 1
- deadline for transfer applicants to submit Statement of Intent to Register
July 1
- Final official transcripts due at campus Admissions Offices for admitted students
No early action or decision
Do not send transcripts until requested
Cost of Attendance
QUESTIONS?
-$32,634 (California resident On Campus cost)
-$55,512 (Non-resident On campus cost)
(Includes tuition, housing, food, books, supplies, etc.)

Is Financial Aid Available?
- Blue and Gold Plan:
Families w/ incomes below $80K pay no tuition
- Middle Class Access Plan:
Sets a 15% cap on parental contributions for families w/ income btwn $80K-140K
- Scholarships & Work-study
Low interest rate loans for students & parents AND/OR the ability to work to reduce loan debt
- The DREAM Act Application:
Provides many undocumented students with aid.
Also visit us on:
facebook.com/UCBerkeleyAdmissions
twitter.com/caladmissions
pinterest.com/CalAdmissions/
blog.admissions.berkeley.edu
THE COLLEGES
One of the nation's top undergraduate programs
Majors include Chemistry, Chemical Biology, and Chemical Engineering
Students are admitted directly to a major
How many Elements on the Periodic Table were discovered at Cal?

A. 118 B. 16 C. 52 D. 73 E. 9
UC Berkeley discovered 16 elements on the Periodic Table
Consistently ranked one of the top Engineering colleges in the U.S.
Majors include:
Bioengineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Students are admitted directly to a major
CED stands among the nation's top environmental design schools. It is also one of the world's most distinguished laboratories for experimentation, research, and intellectual synergy.
Majors include:
Architecture
Landscape Architecture
City and Regional Planning
Urban Studies
CNR addresses biological, social, and economic challenges associated with protecting natural resources and the environment.
Majors include:
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
Nutritional Science
Plant and Microbial Biology
Society and Environment
As the second-oldest business school in the US, Haas is one of the world's leading producers of new ideas and knowledge in the area of business.
Haas only offers one major, Business Administration, but emphases include Accounting, Marketing, International Business, etc.
Haas only admits Juniors (apply during your Sophomore year)
Transfer students apply to Haas when applying to University)
75% of Undergraduates are in the College of Letters and Science
L&S includes more than 60 departments in the biological sciences, arts and humanities, physical sciences, social sciences, and interdisciplinary studies.
The Application Process
Completion of Breadth requirements
60 transferable semester units (90 quarter units)
Courses for the major
http://www.lbl.gov/Science-Articles/Archive/new-elements-here.html
admissions.berkeley.edu
Average GPA for Transfers

Applicants: 3.47
Admits: 3.77
See
www.assist.org
for details on course credits.
Which of the following was discovered at Cal?
A - Vitamins E & K
B - the flu vaccine
C - the canned fruit cocktail
D - the wetsuit
E - All of these were discovered at Cal
FRESHMAN ADMISSIONS DATA
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Freshman
Housing
- Housing is guaranteed for two years for Freshman admits.

- Housing is guaranteed for one year for Transfer admits.

- It is not required for students to live in campus housing (dorms).

- Cal Housing provides singles, doubles, suites, and apartments

- All campus housing has resident staff & resident faculty

- For more information on Cal Housing visit
housing.berkeley.edu
*UCB tuition is cheaper
than all Ivy League schools.
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