Berkeley, CA
University of California-Berkeley


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Recent Reviews

Hannah
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I originally was not planning on attending UC Berkeley. It was the last school I was admitted to and when I came to visit, I ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I originally was not planning on attending UC Berkeley. It was the last school I was admitted to and when I came to visit, I thought the environment was overwhelming. Since my time here, I've grown to love the campus. There are so many academic opportunities for students and plenty of opportunities to meet people. I've found a great community and I'm excited to continue my studies here. Full disclosure, the academics are challenging so be prepared to work a little harder than the average college students. The professors are experts though and I know I'm learning from the best.

Oscar
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It is a university that I have always strived to get accepted into because of its amazing programs locations and campus life....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a university that I have always strived to get accepted into because of its amazing programs locations and campus life. Ever since I knew about this school I have always been interested with going to this school. Although I know that it is a very competitive school, I have always kept up with the requirements the best that I can.

Maria
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Overall, the community atmosphere is present that makes me feel part of the school and it’s useful facilities. For example, t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, the community atmosphere is present that makes me feel part of the school and it’s useful facilities. For example, their library is amazing with billions of books and many areas to form study groups. Though there is something I did not really like that was that the distances from different colleges is fairly long as it takes approximately 10 minutes to walk from the the library to cafeteria. I enjoyed it anyway. So you might end up liking it too!

Keara
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I think that Berkeley gives students a lot of opportunities and offers them to make a lot of connections to be successful. Th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think that Berkeley gives students a lot of opportunities and offers them to make a lot of connections to be successful. They have a lot of resources and have made a lot of progress in research, I think the school can be challenging but it pushes students to go a head and find success. They have opportunities for each major and they allow you to grow in the field of your choice.

JoseEmanuel
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I think UC Berkeley is an amazing school for every single major, but the resources are not all the way there for the Latinx c...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think UC Berkeley is an amazing school for every single major, but the resources are not all the way there for the Latinx community. I Identify as a Guatemalan American low income student, and the only resources we have is the EOP office, the Educational Opportunities Program office, for those students who identify as an unrepresented student. As of class of 2022, there are approximately over 700 students who identify from their Latin roots, and we only have 1 EOP counselor to rely on throughout the academic year. Apart from that, I personally believe that this school is a little too vocal when it comes to political opinions. I say that because with an opinion that comes out of any person's mouth, there is an immediate war between the opposing option to that opinion, an example can be the positions of being republican or democratic, which I will not get into because it says enough. Another issue I would have is only on a personal level with other students. Personally I have dealt with racism from white and Asian students, I know for a fact it is because I do not share the same background as they do, a background with money. I WOULD HEAR THINGS LIKE, "He has no money cause he's Latino." or "He's most likely undocumented." No one wants to hear these things knowing that this will be their home for the next four years. The environment of UC Berkeley is just very toxic in my opinion, and at times I do regret my decision in coming here. One more thing I would like to add is the housing crisis. I speak on behalf on the Latinx community that our budgets do not match those of a white individual, or that of someone who comes from money. We would love to afford a single, but the housing prices in Berkeley for a single alone costs minimum $2000, we have to settle for double triples and quads for prices that are still pretty high. Apart from that, the homeless rates in this city are ridiculous, 10% of the student population is homeless ever academic year due to high rents and space close to school. UC Berkeley is the #1 public University in the world, but their methods in actually caring for students could step up a couple notches.

Annie
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UC Berkeley is an interesting hub of activity. At the risk of sounding too much like their website, UC Berkeley does in fact ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UC Berkeley is an interesting hub of activity. At the risk of sounding too much like their website, UC Berkeley does in fact have some of the best academic resources in the nation. There are professors that are the top of their field and graduate student advisors that are knowledgable and extremely helpful. The campus is a beautiful mix of nature and impressive architecture and the compact nature of Berkeley as a city allows for many opportunities and fun activities. The only draw backs to UC Berkeley are the dorms and the safety in the surrounding area. Depending on which dorm you enter, they can either be great or severely lacking. But, overall they are just old. In terms of the safety, you definitely need to take caution and be careful, but as long as you are smart about it, most students are ok.

Anna
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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