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
  • 27.6% of the student body are women
  • 26.3% are international students


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


Percentage of freshman applicants admitted for the 2017-18 academic year


Average starting salary reported by 2016 undergraduates joining the workforce


Number of students by program: Fall 2017
Program Undergraduate
Bioengineering 393 228
CEE 351 442
EECS 1,406 689
Engineering Science 183 N/A
IEOR 173 164
Materials Science 140 139
Mechanical Engineering 660 364
Nuclear Engineering 86 96
Joint majors 37 N/A
Undeclared 78 N/A
Applied Science & Technology N/A 42
Total enrollment 3,452 2,149



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.