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Faculty & You

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22 Nobel Laureates (7 current). 32 MacArthur Fellows. 77 Fulbright Scholars. 357 Guggenheim Fellows. 125 Sloan Fellows. 4 Pulitzer Prize winners. But beyond the numbers, Berkeley’s faculty members are among the most accessible at a premier university: They designate time to help students outside of class, aid students with research, and are even accessible in certain residence halls through the Resident Faculty Program.

Quick Facts

  • 90% of all undergraduate classes are taught by tenured faculty and visiting faculty and lecturers
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 17.1 to 1 (fall 2013)
  • Undergraduate classes with fewer than 20 students: 64.2% (fall 2013)
  • National and international awards held by faculty

Resident Faculty Program

How would you like to call a professor your neighbor? At UC Berkeley, a handful of our distinguished faculty actually live among students in the residence halls through the Resident Faculty Program. They hold weekly office hours for drop in visits, provide informal advising, and also fun activities and trips for the students in their resident communities.

Student Interaction with Campus Faculty and Staff

  • 64% sought academic help from an instructor or tutor
  • 67% talked with an instructor outside of class about course material
  • 35% worked with a faculty member on a campus activity other than coursework (e.g., student organization, campus committee, cultural activity)
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