Berkeley City College

Berkeley City College, one of California’s 114 community colleges, is located at 2050 Center Street between Shattuck Avenue & Milvia Street in downtown Berkeley, in one of the world’s great education centers. In August 2006, the college moved to a newly constructed six-story, 165,000 square foot urban campus, only one-and-one-half blocks from the University of California at Berkeley. The college is part of the Peralta Community College District which includes College of Alameda, Laney and Merritt colleges. Model programs in American Sign Language, biotechnology, business, computer information systems, English Language and Literature, global studies, the liberal arts, multimedia arts, social work and human services paraprofessional, social sciences, and university transfer, place Berkeley City College on the cutting edge of community college education in California. Classes convene at the college’s urban setting in downtown Berkeley and at the University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley City College also supports an Online Transfer College, which allows you to attend certain classes online.
Student Demographics
Students Gender Ethnicity/Race Age
10,936 Female 63.3% African American 27.4%  Less than 20 years old 22.0%
Male 34.4% Hispanic 27.3%  20 to 24 years old 27.1%
Unknown 2.2% White 17.0%  25 to 39 years old 33.6%
Asian 16.1%  40 or more years old 17.3%
Filipino 3.4%
Two or more Races 1.9%
 American Indian/Alaska Native 0.3%

ESL program and/or support services

Students from more than 50 countries attend our classes in order to improve their English language skills and achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals. We offer high intermediate and advanced level classes in reading/writing, listening/speaking, and grammar, as well as elective choices such as vocabulary/Idioms and pronunciation. Classes begin three times a year, in June, August, and January.

Admission requirements for first year and transfer students

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International Student visas issued


Cost of attendance and financial assistance
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Scholarship opportunities
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Student activities and campus life
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