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International Students

At UC Berkeley, the world’s premier public university, you can excel beyond, exchange ideas and, ultimately, change the world.

You are an international applicant if a visa is required to reside and study in the United States. A US citizen, permanent resident, refugee, or asylee who currently lives and studies outside the US is considered a domestic applicant with foreign credentials.

To begin, learn the basics about applying as an international student:

And, you must meet requirements as a freshman or transfer applicant.

Next, get familiar with what makes an applicant stand out in our pool:

Academic Profile

International Freshman
GPA (middle 50%) 3.90-4.00 (unweighted)
ACT (middle 50%) 32-35
SAT (middle 50%) 1450-1530
Number of Countries 74
Admitted Students 1,552
Admit Rate 9.14%
* Based on Office of Undergraduate Admissions data; enrollment estimate as of August 2019.

Learn more

Financial Aid & International Students

Berkeley International Office

Guide for IB Students Applying to U.S. Institutions

New Residency Requirements

Important Message About Agents & Consultants