Berkeley, CA
University of California-Berkeley


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Recent Reviews

Anna
What is your overall opinion of this school?

First, the professors impressed me. They were enthusiastic for their subject matter, and were experts in that fields. Not onl...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

First, the professors impressed me. They were enthusiastic for their subject matter, and were experts in that fields. Not only did this foster excitement for the class material, but my education benefitted since the professors were able to speak to the cutting edge and future directions of the field. There are at least a dozen libraries that are always kept clean and provide a variety of great spaces to be productive. There is a lot of green space for stress reduction. There are countless student organizations and other activities mentioned earlier in this survey, so it is not difficult to find belonging while attending the school.

Aidan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think this school is awesome. It may not be perfect but its a good school overall. I went there in 5th grade and I even got...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think this school is awesome. It may not be perfect but its a good school overall. I went there in 5th grade and I even got to meet jared Goff. He's a pretty nice guy and he's really tall.The campus is really big and it's fun to walk around. Also theres tis huge bell tower and when you're at the top of it you can see the whole university. The buildings look amazing and the envinroment around it is saf.

Kimberly
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a beautiful, challenging school but the housing situation is atrocious and might be bad enough to not make the school w...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a beautiful, challenging school but the housing situation is atrocious and might be bad enough to not make the school worth it despite all the other great parts of it such as the great professors, research opportunities, selection of academic and extracurricular activities, surrounding nature, job opportunities, great food, great public transportation, and proximity to San Francisco.

DIEGO
What is your overall opinion of this school?

In terms of academics and campus facilities, UC Berkeley does very well. However, it needs to work on student diversity, atmo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

In terms of academics and campus facilities, UC Berkeley does very well. However, it needs to work on student diversity, atmosphere, and support. The competitive atmosphere makes it difficult for those without additional resources to succeed on campus.

Sakara
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of California at Berkeley is not what it is set out to be. Yes, there are fantastic opportunities given the fa...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of California at Berkeley is not what it is set out to be. Yes, there are fantastic opportunities given the fact that it is a prestigious research university. Yet, what they don't tell you is that while the opportunities are there it can be extremely difficult to obtain. The class sizes are large but that's expected at a public university. You think the professors would account for the fact that they have 1500 students in one class but often it is difficult to get a response when contacting them. Aside from the academics, the students are said to be open-minded liberal activists, while this can be true when some large event takes place the students are mostly complacent in the political scene. UC Berkeley is a good school and I would recommend attending it as long as you have a realistic outlook on how the school actually functions.

Claire
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Berkeley is a very well known school for its academics. It often gets a bad reputation of having students that are stressed o...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Berkeley is a very well known school for its academics. It often gets a bad reputation of having students that are stressed out and depressed. Although academics is a huge part of life at Berkeley, the people there are super down to earth and passionate about what they do. There is so much to do no matter what you are interested in, from dance to Modern Family to giving free hugs on campus.

Breanne Ashley
What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of California - Berkeley, more commonly known as Cal, is a top public university in the nation because of its acad...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of California - Berkeley, more commonly known as Cal, is a top public university in the nation because of its academics. Having attended two semesters at Cal, I can see that the students and faculty place a lot of value on academics both in and out of the classroom setting. Aside from this, there is a lot of school spirit (Go Bears!) and activities to get involved in. However, safety is always a concern along with the high priced, mediocre housing and dining. Despite that, I have no regrets choosing Cal as my new home.

Shin
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Berkeley seems to be a good choice for those who are able to thrive in a competitive environment with little handholding, as ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Berkeley seems to be a good choice for those who are able to thrive in a competitive environment with little handholding, as there are many stellar students with not as many resources available. If you can stand out and get what you want, you’ll do great!

Ma Christina
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of California, Berkeley is a phenomenal university. What's there to say; it's a large school in a booming area...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of California, Berkeley is a phenomenal university. What's there to say; it's a large school in a booming area. If that excites you, it's probably for you. It's not for everyone, though. Know yourself and your limits because you have to be ready to fall apart and rebuild yourself.

A
What is your overall opinion of this school?

WORST DECISION OF MY LIFE. If you're seriously considering Cal, please talk to a current student who will be real with you. C...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

WORST DECISION OF MY LIFE. If you're seriously considering Cal, please talk to a current student who will be real with you. Came here for the name and if that's why you're coming, don't do it. Top-notch academics in some areas but NOT in others (read humanities). Please listen: BERKELEY IS NOT HARVARD. Stress culture, cold social atmosphere, dangerous. Was raped on campus. Received police alerts more than once a week about sexual assaults, armed robberies, once a shooting. Maybe okay for STEM majors, but if you're a humanities kid thinking you can make it work for you, think again. Humanities are an after-thought here and class size is a JOKE.

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  • Enrollment
  • 29,310
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $13,509
  • Acceptance rate
  • 17%

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