Current Students - Undergraduates

Berkeley is nation's best-value college

April 28, 2017

UC Berkeley is the top best-value college or university in the nation for the second year in a row, according to new rankings from Forbes.

Social Sciences Graduate Diversity Office

Welcome to the Social Sciences Graduate Diversity web page. 

I am the graduate diversity director for the Division of Social Sciences in the College of Letters & Science at the University of California, Berkeley. In line with Berkeley's institutional commitment to academic excellence through diversity, I am here to work with both prospective and continuing graduate students to ensure a most enriching graduate career.

A floating classroom for L&S students

August 19, 2016
Liu and fellow undergraduate Xiao Fu applied to join this team through Berkeley’s Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP). The program is designed to give students experience working on innovative research projects in the field with UC Berkeley faculty.

Photo essay: 2 L&S Students ask colleagues why they chose Berkeley

August 24, 2016
“What’s the biggest, single deciding factor in your choosing of Berkeley over other colleges?” That’s the question a Berkeley News team —Hanna Juehan Ye, a senior in media studies, who talked to dozens of students, and Ryan Hoang, a senior studying sociology, who shot their photos — asked dozens of students at new student convocation Monday.

The Wall Street Journal Profiles Physics Student and Olympian

August 10, 2016

Josh Prenot, a gold medal contender and Physics student, is featured in The Wall Street Journal.

Admission Application Tips and Strategies

Academic Preparation

As you consider graduate school programs and evaluate your academic preparation, consider the steps you can take to become more competitive.

Appointments with a Dean

  • If you are an undergraduate student and have concerns regarding academic matters and college policies, you must meet with a College Adviser first. Please make an appointment with the Office of Undergraduate AdvisingYou may be referred for a dean's appointment, if appropriate.  

  • To make an appointment with the dean of Undergraduate Studies, contact Jeannie Adams.

Top graduating senior finds nirvana in pure math

May 4, 2016

Congratulations to Kaavya Valiveti on being named Berkeley's top graduating senior and winning the University Medal.