UCLA is highly ranked as a “good” school because it educates a lot of students, most reasonably well. Berkeley educates far fewer students, but is more prestigious because it is more selective and “better” on a per student basis.
|2||California Institute of Technology (Caltech)||USA|
The 40 Wealthiest Universities in the United States
- Harvard University: $38.3 Billion.
- Yale University: $29.4 Billion.
- University of Texas: $30 Billion.
- Stanford University: $27.7 Billion.
- Princeton University: $23.8 Billion.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology: $17.7 Billion.
- University of Notre Dame: $13.1 Billion.
Yes, a CS major is difficult at Cal mainly because there is a lot of programming and the pace of the courses are very fast. The lower division courses of math and programming are very time consuming especially if you did not have single variable calculus and computer science in high school, see AP Courses .
The most popular majors at University of California--Berkeley include: Social Sciences; Engineering; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; and Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 97%.
10 Easiest Majors to Transfer into UC Berkeley
|2.||Environmental Economics Policy||49%|
|3.||Society and Environment||54%|
And last but not least…the best part of the party scene at UC Berkeley: Proximity to San Francisco. The best perk of going to Cal is that its “party scene” extends to San Francisco, where there are countless great night clubs, bars, and anything else you want in between.May 9, 2017
It is harder to admit to UCLA than UC Berkeley. UC Berkeley has a higher submitted SAT score (1,415) than UCLA (1,415). UC Berkeley has higher submitted ACT score (32) than UCLA (32). UCLA vs UC Berkeley.
|16.10 %||Acceptance Rates||17.11 %|
|36.69 %||Yield (Enrollment Rates)||43.84 %|
UC Berkeley ranked fifth on Forbes' 2019 list of best-value colleges, again surpassing both Stanford University and Harvard University. This set of rankings aims to give incoming students an overview of colleges that not only provide quality academics, but also do so at a manageable cost for their students.May 31, 2021
Once again, UC Berkeley joins five other world universities in a cluster known as the “elite six,” in newly released 2017 reputation rankings by Times Higher Education. As it did last year, Berkeley placed sixth, after Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Cambridge and Oxford.Jun 15, 2017
Although UC Berkeley is considered a highly renowned university with outstanding opportunities for students, it is not an Ivy League school. The Ivy League is a collection of private colleges in the Northeast. For the Class of 2025, each Ivy League school admitted between 3% and 9% of applicants.Jun 2, 2021
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|Stanford University||Palo Alto, CA||5.2%|
|Princeton University||Princeton, NJ||5.6%|
|Columbia University in the City of New York||New York City, NY||6.4%|
|Yale University||New Haven, CT||6.6%|
What makes Berkeley (and any other top research university) difficult is the pace, the amount of material covered, and the competitiveness to get good grades. Berkeley classes for the most part are designed for majors, so you in every class you are competing with majors and possibly graduate students for grades.