PhD program ranking
UC Berkeley attracts some of the best graduate students in the world. 48 out of the university's 52 Ph.D. programs are ranked in the top 10 (the most in the nation), 43 Ph.D. programs ranked in the top 5, and 16 Ph.D. programs are ranked #1.
Our rankings are based on the most recent analysis by the National Research Council (NRC) involving 20 criteria from more than 5,000 programs at 212 institutions. For more information see this rankings graphic and news coverage.
NSF Fellowships 2004 - 2013
Between 2004 and 2013, 1298 National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships were awarded to graduate students at UC Berkeley, more than any other university. (MIT 2nd; Stanford 3rd; Harvard 4th). UC Berkeley solidified this lead in 2011/2012.
Fulbright Program in 2013
UC Berkeley is consistently recognized as a top producer of successful Fulbright Program applicants. In 2013, 18 Berkeley students - 11 graduate and 7 undergraduate students - were awarded Fulbright fellowships.
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships cumulative from 1986 - 2011
Over the past 10 years, UC Berkeley students have received more Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships than students at any other institution.
Graduate alumni accomplishments
Berkeley's graduate alumni include 20 Nobel Prize winners, 39 MacArthur Fellow, and 30 National Medal of Science recipients.
Graduate student enrollment
Undergraduate student enrollment
In 2014, UC Berkeley welcomed roughly 17,150 new undergraduate students.
Among these students, the average SAT score is 2015, the averge weighted high school GPA is 4.39, and 17% of freshman are from families in which neither parent has a four-year college degree; it's 30% among transfer students.