Prospective Students - Undergraduates

Preparing for Graduate School

Are you considering applying for graduate school, taking the GRE exam, or just exploring possibilities for continuing your academic career?

For a comprehensive look at graduate studies at Berkeley, make sure to explore the Graduate Division website, which includes factual information such as application procedures and deadlines. Applying to Berkeley on the main UC Berkeley website also addresses many practical questions.

A Liberal Arts Education

Students in classWhy Study the Liberal Arts?

Competition in the marketplace often leads us to question the value of studies that don’t offer a direct track to employment. But a broad-based liberal arts education does more than prepare you for a job. It lays the foundation for a future career while also preparing you to compete in the marketplace of ideas.

Research at L&S

The Nation’s Premier Research University

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.

85,000 students seek admission to Berkeley's 2017-18 freshman class

December 19, 2016
More than 85,000 high school students have submitted applications for a seat in UC Berkeley’s 2017-18 freshman class, another record.

Berkeley ranks third among U.S. publics for value

December 16, 2016
UC Berkeley is the No. 3 public university in the country when it comes to value for its in-state students, according to new rankings from Kiplinger, the business and personal finance publisher.

Our Faculty

Learning From the Best

At the heart of UC Berkeley's achievements and reputation is a faculty second to none, honored around the globe for its intellectual preeminence. Berkeley's professors are pioneers — researchers and scholars who change the world with their accomplishments and shape the minds of future generations with their engaging teaching skills.