According to the 2014 University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey, 88% of undergraduates lived within 2 miles of campus and 84% walk or bike to campus. These numbers are stable from 2011 to 2014. Based on US Census data on areas where undergraduates lived, median rents increased in real dollars from 2011 to 2014. In 2014, students had to live farther from campus to pay the same amount of rent as in 2011. Please see the OPA briefing notes on Where Berkeley students live and Cost and distance of Berkeley student rentals, 2011 and 2014.
October 25, 2016