Berkeley, CA
University of California-Berkeley


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Recent Reviews

Dylan
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The University of California-Berkeley is a great place to meet a diverse group of people whose beliefs may challenge your own...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of California-Berkeley is a great place to meet a diverse group of people whose beliefs may challenge your own. You get a new perspective on things through conversations with different people. The academic atmosphere is rigorous and competitive for the first two years as an undergraduate as many majors are impacted but once pursuing your declared major, it becomes easier as people are more willing to work together. The university provides a multitude of resources for its students and staff pertaining to academic, professional and social fields. There is always something going on at campus and with over 1,200 student organizations and clubs, you can always find something you love. I really enjoy my time at the University of California-Berkeley and hope other students have similar experiences. Go Bears!

Caleb
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I feel honored to have the opportunity to attend The University of California Berkeley as I dreamed about opportunities like ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I feel honored to have the opportunity to attend The University of California Berkeley as I dreamed about opportunities like this. The added bonus is being able to compete for Cal’s, men’s gymnastics team. The academics are intense yet stand in a class of their own and to receive a diploma from Cal will create opportunities for further growth after I graduate. Having both of my parents in education, the demands placed of each of us and our personal academic growth has been of the utmost importance. Berkeley’s academic standards are challenging and forces the students to think critically, to be innovative, and to create unique solutions to problems that arise. It has been a gift to talk to alumni or Cal and all will tell you that it is the best public institution ever. They brand the school well but more importantly, people are proud to be a “bear” because they know that they have been given the most incredible gift ever, the chance to study under world-renowned scholars and forward thinking professors. Berkeley stays on the cutting-edge of all research and is up-to-date on all current events. A greater depth of knowledge is received, in each major, and innovative ideas are developed and strengthened each day individuals step foot into a lecture hall. With my father recently loosing his job and our family of seven, living on a teachers’ salary, finances have been tight. Cal Berkeley appeared to me as a far reaching dream however, my parent’s believe in a solid education and will do whatever it takes to provide a way for each of their children to attend rigorous institutions. I was blessed with the opportunity of Cal Berkeley. This scholarship would help to solidify that dream. With an outstanding college experience and strong academics comes a large financial sacrifice. With my parents trying to provide for 5 children and my mother giving of our families resources for her students throughout the year, this scholarship would just be one more way for me to thank them for their sacrifice and to help them a little with the payment of Cal Berkeley this year.

Kaitlyn
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UC Berkeley has felt like home since the first day I visited the campus! Between the unique culture, the beautiful campus, an...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UC Berkeley has felt like home since the first day I visited the campus! Between the unique culture, the beautiful campus, and the amazing students on Cal's campus are just some of the reasons I'm proud to be a Bear! I'm so extremely lucky to have found my place here in this little niche of beautiful contradictions! Berkeley is where the extremes meet, and where you feel safe enough to state your views or opinions in a sea of people differing. The University of California Berkeley is an amazing school that anyone would be lucky to attend.

Katrina
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How would I rate UC Berkeley? Well, I won't sugar coat it - UC Berkeley is difficult. Most of the time, the academic rigor of...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

How would I rate UC Berkeley? Well, I won't sugar coat it - UC Berkeley is difficult. Most of the time, the academic rigor of the school feels like running a marathon, if that triathlon was one-hundred miles and included swimming across the Pacific Ocean and biking up Mount Everest. However, as a student who transferred to Cal from another well-known, four-year university, I can sincerely say that this educational triathlon has been one of the most rewarding and exceptional experiences I am grateful to have; one that is only possible at UC Berkeley. Here at Cal, we can take classes like Drugs & the Brain, Wealth & Poverty and UC Hogwarts: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. We can take courses taught by former advisors to U.S presidents, Nobel laureates and world famous scientists. Here, we are classmates with Olympic gold medalists, filmmakers, new innovators in technology. Here, we can conduct research on black holes, learn how to write screenplays, join an improv team, become a rugby player, do anything, be anything. At this university, students are pushed to challenge the status quo, discover groundbreaking solutions, change the world, better ourselves and we are not alone in doing so, as this immense community of proud Golden Bears spreads across the globe. Since coming to UC Berkeley, I find that the seemingly impossible obstacles are more feasible to overcome. So, what is my overall rating of Berkeley? It exceeds this 5-star measure.

Petra
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It is expensive to attend, but have a good financial aid package. Classes are hard and you must put in a lot of effort and fo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is expensive to attend, but have a good financial aid package. Classes are hard and you must put in a lot of effort and focus into your studies. To be honest, my time in Berkeley was filled with "blood,sweat,and tears." However, what I learned during my time there is beyond extraordinary. If I went back in time I would choose to attend Berkeley a million times over. Attending Berkeley has shaped me into the individual I am today.

Jennifer
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Uc Berkeley is a great institution to attend. The staff and students are very nice and approachable, and there are a huge var...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Uc Berkeley is a great institution to attend. The staff and students are very nice and approachable, and there are a huge variety of clubs and sports to be a part of. And the location is amazing; you can go shopping to nearby stores or catch Bart to San Francisco. And if you are an outdoor person go on a hike to the big C which has an amazing view of the Bay.

Katherine
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I loved it and plan to attend there next year. The student body is very intense but in a way that is motivating and supportiv...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I loved it and plan to attend there next year. The student body is very intense but in a way that is motivating and supportive. The professors are world class and the education and atmosphere make up for its faults. Everyone I met was kind, accepting and helpful.

Carrie
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Coming to Berkeley from the Midwest, the school and location really exceeded all expectations. It was my top choice - I wante...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Coming to Berkeley from the Midwest, the school and location really exceeded all expectations. It was my top choice - I wanted to go primarily for the top-class economics department but discovered much more during my four years at Cal. In addition to majoring in economics and becoming heavily involved with the Undergraduate Economics Association, I also had the opportunity to double major in French and study abroad in Bordeaux through EAP. As a student, I went to the football games every weekend and have some unforgettable memories in Memorial Stadium - the people I met at Cal are some of my best friends to this day. Academically, it was tough, but I loved the entire experience and could not speak more highly of it as an institution. I enjoyed it so much I came back for business school. Go Bears!

Lucas
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I love Cal. Every day is better than the last. Academics here will kick your ass to an extent and you'll have to figure out ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Cal. Every day is better than the last. Academics here will kick your ass to an extent and you'll have to figure out how to study at a Cal-level, but you really do learn a ton here. I've found that opportunities are everywhere and this university really inspires and motivates those people with a passion to pursue. The media exaggerates the political atmosphere at Cal--it is a highly liberal school, but most students will mind their own business and nobody will bother you unless you're blatantly offensive/rude. Come to Cal. It's great.

Amber
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Overall, my experience at Cal has been a good one. From the amazing classes to the easily accessible resources, I have been a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, my experience at Cal has been a good one. From the amazing classes to the easily accessible resources, I have been able to fit right in on campus. I have been able to mold my career choice and understand my options because of this community.

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

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