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
  • 24% of the student body are women
  • 24% are international students


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


Percentage of freshman applicants admitted for the 2015–16 academic year


Average starting salary reported by 2014 undergraduates joining the workforce


Number of students by program: Fall 2014
Program Undergraduate
Bioengineering 327 221
CEE 314 345
EECS 1,228 584
Engineering Science 166 N/A
IEOR 132 87
Materials Science 104 94
Mechanical Engineering 648 378
Nuclear Engineering 61 68
Joint majors 99 N/A
Undeclared 84 N/A
Applied Science & Technology N/A 42
Total enrollment 3,126 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.