This is part of our series profiling different graduate degree programs and graduate schools at U.S. universities for international students on an F1 Visa or J1 Visa. This week we profile the University of California – Berkeley Engineering.
Located in sunny Berkeley, California, Berkeley Engineering is an excellent option for international students who wish to study engineering in the United States. California has a lot of opportunities available, and the appeal of Silicon Valley to potential international student engineers is extremely strong.
Berkeley Engineering strives for its student to become leaders in order to create knowledge and in turn, serve society. The faculty and curriculum at Berkeley challenges the normal way of thinking and problem solving and instead wants to push the boundaries of the student’s mind to be creative and imaginative in solving real world problems.
Berkeley engineering currently holds a number of impressive rankings. At least ten of their graduate programs are ranked in the top ten, according to US News & World Report. These include:
- Bioengineering – 6,
- Chemical Engineering – 2,
- Civil Engineering – 1,
- Computer Engineering – 2,
- Electrical Engineering – 3,
- Environmental Engineering – 1,
- Industrial Engineering – 3,
- Materials Engineering – 5,
- Mechanical Engineering – 3,
- Nuclear Engineering – 5.
As you can see, Berkeley Engineering has quite a few programs that are even top three in the country, further solidifying it as an excellent choice for internationals students who want to study engineering in the United States.
Berkeley Engineering also offers a number of different graduate programs. These include:
- Applied Science & Technology;
- Civil & Enviornmental Engineering;
- Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences;
- Industrial Engineering & Operations Research;
- Materials Science & Engineerng;
- Mechanical Engineering;
- Nuclear Engineering.
This may not be the widest range of programs available at schools across the United States, but they are consistently among the top ranked in world-class classrooms, facilities, and labs. Out of the above programs, the one with the highest graduate enrollment is Mechanical Engineering with 383 graduate students enrolled.
Since Berkeley Engineering is one of the best engineering schools in the United States, the acceptance rate is a little less than 18%.
Since Berkeley Engineering does not offer a set of general application requirements, we will detail below the requirements for Mechanical Engineering since it has the highest enrollment.