Graduate Students

Did you know that more undergraduates go on to earn a Ph.D. here at Berkeley than at any other college or university in the country? The stellar quality of Berkeley’s graduate students and programs, combined with the dynamic partnership between the faculty and graduate students on this campus, are the foundation upon which Berkeley's world-celebrated excellence in research and teaching is achieved and sustained. Few if any universities in the world can equal the excellence of our graduate programs. Berkeley has the largest number of top-ranked doctoral programs  in the nation (48), of which 22 are in the College of Letters and Science — a number approximately equal to Stanford's top-ranked programs. 

The Graduate Division

For across-the-board information and services for graduate students, see the Graduate Division. The website includes information on programs, admissions, financial support, fellowships, forms and policies, news, events, and a lot more.

Yan Lee“I came to Berkeley as a graduate student to work with the best faculty in the world. I returned to Berkeley as a professor to work with the best graduate students in the world.”
—Yuan T. Lee, Ph.D. ’65, Nobel Prize for Chemistry