Choosing courses you enjoy may
not lower the difficulty, but it will make it much easier to devote yourself to the class."
The value of a Berkeley education
UC Berkeley provides more than a diploma - we provide a transformational college experience and a lifelong place in our extended Golden Bear family. Our admission program is need-blind: Your financial status will not affect the admission decision.
Berkeley offers grants, scholarships, loans, and federal work-study. Many students find scholarships once they come to campus. We are proud that 65 percent of all undergraduates receive some form of financial aid.
A good place for incoming freshmen is one of our on-campus housing options. Freshmen admitted to the fall semester receive a two-year housing guarantee, and in the past few years, 95% or more of entering freshmen live in university housing. Berkeley also offers options suited for transfer students and students with families.