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
  • 27% of the student body are women
  • 24% are international students


  • 233 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 2016–17 academic year


Average starting salary reported by 2016 undergraduates joining the workforce


Number of students by program: Fall 2016
Program Undergraduate
Bioengineering 350 251
CEE 366 360
EECS 1,343 579
Engineering Science 173 N/A
IEOR 134 150
Materials Science 136 115
Mechanical Engineering 614 383
Nuclear Engineering 56 70
Joint majors 43 N/A
Undeclared 92 N/A
Applied Science & Technology N/A 46
Total enrollment 3,272 1,946



Engineering building at Berkeley

One of the best

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