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University of California Engineering school comparison

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School

Berkeley

San Diego

LA

Santa Barbara

Davis

Irvine

Size (FT/PT)

1,300 / 394 

1,147 / 0 

1,256 / 0 

N/A 

1,044 / 72 

868 / 97 

Acceptance rate

17.5% 

21.8% 

34.5% 

20.8% 

31.5% 

24.0% 

Number of applicants

5,102 

4,193 

2,735 

2,183 

2,351 

2,814 

Number accepted

891 

912 

947 

453 

740 

677 

Number enrolled

424 

324 

330 

154 

282 

267 

Average undergraduate GPA

3.7 

3.5 

3.7 

3.7 

3.4 

3.5 

Average GRE verbal score

559 

542 

499 

548 

519 

471 

Average GRE quantitative score

773 

764 

766 

762 

756 

751 

Analytical writing GRE score

4.7 

4.6 

4.3 

4.63 

4.45 

4.2 

Minimum computer TOEFL score

230 

213 

220 

250 

213 

213 

out-of-state tuition

$14,961

$14,694  

$23,065  

$14,961  

$23,921

$21,858

Required fees

$8,440

$7,866

N/A 

$7,491 pa

N/A 

$503 pa 

Room/board

$13,610 

$9,421 

$12,381 

$8,704 

$9,555 

$8,604 

Books/supplies

$1,266 

$1,436 

$1,800 

$1,437 

$1,102 

$2,527 

Miscellaneous expenses

$2,898 

$2,574 

$4,872 

$432 

$2,767 

$5,660 

Total fellowships / assistantships

1,867 

1,150 

2,899 

729 

1,050 

1,895 

Percent international

36.9% 

36.8% 

38.7% 

46.3% 

37.3% 

54.9% 

Research expenditures 2004-2005 (in millions)

$118.0 

$128.8 

$88.3 

$69.1 

$60.0 

$44.5 

Students specializing in chemical

105 

13 

65 

81 

62 

44 

Students specializing in civil

352 

90 

111 

N/A 

189 

60 

Students specializing in computer

N/A 

45 

N/A 

N/A 

194 

119 

Students specializing in electrical

227 

338 

397 

250 

194 

195 

Students specializing in mechanical

298 

98 

176 

89 

157 

79 

 

Material Science

Safe Universities

Alphabetically

Apply to these Universities if you are an average student with reasonable GPA, TOEFL and GRE scores.

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY – AL
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, TEMPE – AZ
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – AL
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE – CA
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY – OH
HOWARD UNIVERSITY – DC
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY – IA
JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY – MS
MARSHALL UNIVERSITY – WV
NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY – VA
ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY – NY
SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY – CA
SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY – MS
STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY – NJ
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA – AL
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM – AL
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA, HUNTSVILLE – AL
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA – AZ
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA – OK
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA – FL
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON – TX
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, CHICAGO – IL
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS – TX
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, MEMPHIS – TN
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO – TX
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, ARLINGTON – TX
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH – UT
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY – WA
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY – MI
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY – MI
WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY – OH
 

Difficult Universities

Apply to these Universities if you are in the top 10% of your class with high GPA and above average scores of TOEFL and GRE.

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – BERKELEY
STANFORD UNIVERSITY
CORNELL UNIVERSITY
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – MADISON
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
LEHIGH UNIVERSITY
PENNSYL. STATE UNIVERSITY – UNIVERSITY PARK
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY
RICE UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – LOS ANGELES
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – ANN ARBOR
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY – NEW BRUNSWICK
BROWN UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS – AUSTIN
PURDUE UNIVERSITY – WEST LAFAYETTE
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA – MINNEAPOLIS
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY – RALEIGH
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
DUKE UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURG
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
DREXEL UNIVERSITY
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK – STONY BROOK
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – LOS ANGELES
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE – KNOXVILLE
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI