C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Experience
    B-
  6. Location
    A+
Berkeley City College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
2050 Center Sreet
Berkeley, CA 94704

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$9,939/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,059/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,897/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,551/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,401/ year
  • $110k+
    $7,693/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
28:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,260Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
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After Berkeley City College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
21%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
63%
National
83%

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Berkeley City College Reviews

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This a great school especially if you are looking to experience new things and meet different people. The professors support the students greatly and the counselors easily will help you make your transition from high school into college. The only drawback is that we don't have a cafeteria, it is the smallest campus out of all the Peralta colleges, you know? Nearby restaurants can be pricey because of school being located in the heart of downtown and if you're on a budget as well. Definitely if the campus were just a little bit bigger with a cafeteria, it'd be a lot easier for students!
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Berkeley City College encourages diverse community and self-development in an environment where rights are completely supported by everyone such as students who are immigrants and either documented or undocumented. Nothing is impossible when you become a student of Berkeley City College because everyone is treated with privilege. I like that the campus is accessible to everyone who live and don’t live in the city as it is also convenient for students who are differently abled. Security and safety are the number one factors that the college focus on as there has been no campus crime history since the year 1974. I like that the campus is the smallest campus out of all the Peralta Colleges, but I think it would be a lot easier and convenient for students if there is a cafeteria as nearby restaurants around campus can be a little bit pricey. It would help the students a lot if they wouldn't have to go out and pay for high priced meals since the campus is located in the heart of downtown.
I'm majoring in the STEM field and I'm not sure how close it is to the real world but it feels somewhat isolating and discouraging because of lack of minorities. It's mostly male dominated but I prefer to have female friends to talk to in class since I get along with them better and there's no pressure of dating or feeling intimidated or disrespected. However, as a minority I find that the few women in my class don't want to be associated with me, surprisingly some of my male classmates were more friendly and willing to have a study women. Also the older students are more friendly compared to my peers.

Only a few of my math and science professors were terrible but I found out the hard way despite warnings from peers and rating of those professors online. One seemed slightly racist and the other couldn't teach and would have tests that didn't relate to their lectures!