Berkeley, CA
University of California-Berkeley


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Recent Reviews

Keara
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. 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
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 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
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 ...

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
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
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 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.

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