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
  • 26% of the student body are women
  • 24% are international students


  • 228 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 2015
Program Undergraduate
Bioengineering 307 220
CEE 321 365
EECS 1,295 576
Engineering Science 176 N/A
IEOR 124 133
Materials Science 128 94
Mechanical Engineering 632 353
Nuclear Engineering 56 68
Joint majors 80 N/A
Undeclared 78 N/A
Applied Science & Technology N/A 45
Total enrollment 3,156 1,845



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.