Facts and figures

The College of Engineering is recognized globally as a leader in engineering education. Our reputation for intellectual rigor, our talent for developing technologies that improve quality of life and our entrepreneurial spirit are reflected in our faculty and students, and by our physical environment.

This is what Berkeley Engineering looks like:


  • 4.50 average GPA of accepted applicants
  • 23% of the student body are women
  • 23% are international students


  • 215 active faculty
  • 74 faculty, active and emeriti, in the National Academy of Engineering
  • 34 recipients, active and emeriti, of distinguished teaching awards


Percentage of applicants admitted for the 2014–15 academic year


Average starting salary reported by 2014 undergraduates joining the workforce


Number of students by program: Fall 2013
Program Undergraduate
Bioengineering 360 204
CEE 299 384
EECS 1,274 555
Engineering Science 150 N/A
IEOR 130 123
Materials Science 99 96
Mechanical Engineering 613 349
Nuclear Engineering 59 74
Joint majors 118 N/A
Undeclared 111 N/A
Applied Science & Technology N/A 39
Total enrollment 3,178 1,820



Engineering building at Berkeley

One of the best

Berkeley Engineering’s programs are consistently ranked in the top three by many measures, including U.S. News & World Report's national and global rankings.