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So you want to go to Berkeley
Go you! Come join us in the beautiful Bay Area. You’ll have the chance to learn from some of greatest professors in the country and meet people from all over the world. The opportunities are endless.
What you need to get in
Berkeley admissions officers review the following characteristics when going over your application.
- Difficulty of courses taken in high school and grades received in those courses
- For a general idea of the kind of grades you’ll need, the average GPA for the admitted class of 2019 was 3.91 unweighted and 4.41 weighted
- Your personal qualities, such as leadership, motivation, and passion for helping the community
- Your extracurricular activities
- Performance in outside of school academic enrichment programs
- Your standardized test scores
Average Berkeley SAT Score
As you might expect, Berkeley students tend to receive fairly high scores. This table shows the 25th-75th percentiles in each section for the admitted class of 2019.
In order to compete with other applicants, you’ll most likely need scores within these ranges. So start studying early and don’t be afraid to take the test more than once if necessary.