Welcome! Whether your interest is in Architecture, Landscape, City Planning or Urban Design, our college is home to a spectacular diversity of faculty, students and disciplines.
We offer top rated programs, internationally recognized faculty and innovative design and planning studios. Combine that with research opportunities, state of the art digital and fabrication labs and strong professional community relations and you will start to understand how unique the programs at the College of Environmental Design are.
We are pleased that you are considering joining CED. Applications to CED are made through UC Berkeley’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Applications are available beginning August 1 and may be submitted beginning November 1. The final deadline to submit your application is November 30. The CED Office of Undergraduate Advising and the CED Admissions Ambassadors hold virtual and in-person information sessions throughout the year for prospective students.
The College of Environmental Design's Graduate admission cycle begins in September when the UC Berkeley Graduate Division online application becomes available. Application deadlines are in December. Actual dates vary by program. Be sure to check your program's deadline. Admission is for the fall semester of the following year. CED does not offer spring-semester admission.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition, and other fees, vary by undergraduate, graduate and degree program. Please review the tuition fee page both at the CED and UC Berkeley sites for explanations of program costs.
From grants to scholarships to loans to work-study and beyond, UC Berkeley and CED offer a wide range of financial aid programs designed to help you with your education. Different type of help is available for undergraduate and graduate students. Please check for the most up-to-date information on what is available.
We strive to cultivate an inclusive environment for our students that respects and reflects the diverse communities in which we live and work. The intellectual exchange of ideas are enhanced through a student population that respects and values the insights gained from various points of view. Whether you plan to be a scholar or work in the environmental design professions, we welcome you to join our community!