Berkeley, CA
University of California-Berkeley


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Recent Reviews

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
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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
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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.

Abigail
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Absolutely beautiful campus and environment. Neither intimidating nor overwhelming. Everyone is warm and friendly. Greek lif...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Absolutely beautiful campus and environment. Neither intimidating nor overwhelming. Everyone is warm and friendly. Greek life is super fun and inviting. School spirit is excellent. Libraries and facilities are beautiful and accessible to all. Beautifully maintained landscaping and amenities. Dining hall food is subpar though.

Brandon
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University of California-Berkeley is a great school to attend, especially for the students that would like to major in engine...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of California-Berkeley is a great school to attend, especially for the students that would like to major in engineering. As a visitor of the campus, I have experienced a great admiration for the community, because people at Berkeley are helpful, and can make my learning goals easier.

Kya
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I believe this a beautiful school to attend to. I absolutely fell in love with the campus and everything that surrounded it...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe this a beautiful school to attend to. I absolutely fell in love with the campus and everything that surrounded it! I loved everything the university had to offer and I reccommend anyone to at least attend the campus for a tour. I truly believe this is the best college for me because it matches my dream to attend the law program.

Manbir
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UC Berkeley is a very active school that has so much to offer to fulfill every student's needs and wants. It is also highly c...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UC Berkeley is a very active school that has so much to offer to fulfill every student's needs and wants. It is also highly competitive. The environment can take some getting used to, but that doesn't take too long! In the end, it is a great place to be and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else!

Genesis
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Berkeley can be known for being cutthroat and uncaring. That is certainly something I was worried about when I was considerin...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Berkeley can be known for being cutthroat and uncaring. That is certainly something I was worried about when I was considering the offer last year. Instead, I found a community of people that want to improve not only themselves but the people around them. Of course, there will be times when it is very competitive, but I have found that there are always resources and people not only willing but eager to help you thrive.

Sara
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I have been at UC Berkeley for one-and-a-half semesters and it has transformed me more than I ever thought was possible. I ap...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have been at UC Berkeley for one-and-a-half semesters and it has transformed me more than I ever thought was possible. I applied to be in the LGBTQ theme housing program (UNITY) where I have met the most supportive and incredible friends who challenge me academically and have helped me become a more cultured person. Immediately after moving into college I began medically transitioning from female to male, and Cal is an incredibly safe and supportive school to do it at. There is undeniably a difference in atmosphere between STEM and humanities classes and professors' attitudes, but not so much to prevent an aspiring STEM major from pursuing their academic goals. An incredible and diverse school overall, especially great for LGBTQ students.

Hailey
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University of California, Berkeley, is an amazing institution filled with rich traditions and school pride. The sports scene...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of California, Berkeley, is an amazing institution filled with rich traditions and school pride. The sports scene is filled with energy and plenty of students attend sporting events and rallies. Berkeley is also a very political campus and is known for being the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement. Berkeley has always been a place of free expression and openness. This campus has a large, big-campus feel which can be intimidating at first, but all the students and faculty are friendly and have the students' best interests at heart. The classes are challenging but collaborating and teaming up to study is encouraged and many resources are available to students. University of California, Berkeley, is truly filled with the greatest minds of the country as well as the world and it is an amazing experience to attend.

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

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