The Bowles Hall Residential College is Berkeley's premier undergraduate residence, standing alone in offering faculty-led advising and support, student-centered operations, and 21st Century amenities. As a non-profit organization, the Bowles Hall Foundation intentionally sets its cost of living to be in line with those charged to reside at other high-end, on-campus residential facilities like Clark-Kerr and Foothill — and the Foundation has every intention of ensuring this in future years.

We offer two room types, both with an attached bathroom. The cost of residency for the academic year 2020-2021 is as follows:

Single: $11,685 per semester

Double: $10,790 per semester

2021-2022 cost of residency has not been finalized, but we anticipate roughly a 4.5% increase over 2020-2021 rates.

The cost of residency includes the Bowles Hall meal plan. This is equivalent to the "Ultimate Plan" option provided by the university. We also provide a late night snacks at 9pm and to-go options for students who cannot return to the Hall for lunch.

For more information about applying to Bowles Hall, please visit our apply page.

Note: Bowles Hall is considered on-campus housing for the purposes of financial aid.

Founded in 1929, Bowles Hall is the only residential college at UC Berkeley. After extensive renovations in 2016, it now offers the premier co-ed four-year housing experience for Berkeley students.

Bowles Hall Residential College

1928 Stadium Rim Way

Berkeley, CA 94720

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