Berkeley, CA
University of California-Berkeley


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Recent Reviews

Tiffany
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GO BEARS! University of California-Berkeley is ranked as the top public university in the world for a reason. The beautiful c...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

GO BEARS! University of California-Berkeley is ranked as the top public university in the world for a reason. The beautiful campus, Nobel laureate winning professors and great community are just some of the reasons why this school is amazing. The campus is located in sunny California across the bay from San Francisco. Beautiful historic buildings, large libraries located throughout campus and amazing food all in one space. If you're not a fan of on campus food, there are plenty of restaurants to eat at around campus (like the infamous Ippudo Ramen that just opened across the street from the main campus). If you love learning, you will love learning even more from the professors at Berkeley. Professors at Berkeley are not only experts in their field but some of them are even Nobel laureates and have won awards for excellence in their field. Their passion for their fields really shines through when they are teaching and it really motivates and inspires you as a student. Not only is it a school that focuses on education, it also has a great athletic programs that brings the community together. There is a little bit of something for everyone and everyone takes great pride in attending. If you're looking for a school that will hold your hand and give you answers then this is not the school for you. What was great about UC Berkeley was that you are given as much help as you ASK for but no one is there to chase you down through the process (if you're looking for a school that has grade inflation, this is definitely not a school that will do that). I found that not only did the curriculum prepare me for life, the experiences and life lessons I learned were more important.

Nicholas
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I believe there are certain aspects in which the school can improve on in order to enhance the experience of the students. I ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe there are certain aspects in which the school can improve on in order to enhance the experience of the students. I feel like there is not a complete inclusion of students especially for certain classes and extracurricular activities. Overall, Berkeley does provide students with a diverse and unique atmosphere that many are safe to consider home.

Joy
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As a person of color, a Black individual, especially Nigerian American, Berkeley claims to be liberal but racism is still ver...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a person of color, a Black individual, especially Nigerian American, Berkeley claims to be liberal but racism is still very present. Simply walking into a room or walking down the street, people fear my Blackness. Berkeley to me is a contradiction of its liberalism and is very dangerous. Berkely is not as inclusive racially as it claims to be and there is a major housing crisis. The only community I truly connect with is the Nigerian community at Berkeley. Berkeley needs​ to work on upholding safety, equity and inclusivity.

Phoebe
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I absolutely love attending Cal. Above all, the rigorous academics are what brought me here, but since arriving the experienc...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love attending Cal. Above all, the rigorous academics are what brought me here, but since arriving the experience has become so much more. There are so many student clubs to join, and an abundance of research opportunities to apply for. Most importantly, however, are the people. I have met my best friend here, talked late into the night about the meaning of life itself, and engaged in jovial scholarly arguments. The level of intelligence is astounding, and I wouldn't want to spend college anywhere else.

Navjot
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It makes up for its poor facilities through its academic reputation. Although the professors are renowned and the education i...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It makes up for its poor facilities through its academic reputation. Although the professors are renowned and the education is known around the word, the pressure and stress at UC Berkeley can certainly overwhelm even the brightest students. Be prepared to fail and come out stronger.

Derek
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I love UC Berkeley. I am very proud to be a part of such an amazing and prestigious university. I love participating in all o...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love UC Berkeley. I am very proud to be a part of such an amazing and prestigious university. I love participating in all of the extra-curricular activities and sporting events. The city of Berkeley is great and I am super happy with everything about this great university.

Utsav
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The school can be very overwhelming at first glance. There are over 40,000 students at this university, meaning that there w...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school can be very overwhelming at first glance. There are over 40,000 students at this university, meaning that there will be countless new faces- some of whom you will remember and become good friends with, but many of whom you will never see again. The academics are very challenging, as there is severe grade deflation, meaning that an A at Berkeley is much harder than a 4.0 at Harvard or Stanford. All in all- Fuck Berkeley, but Go Bears!

Manuel D
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One should consider when choosing his or her college the many factors that will be involved in their college experience aside...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

One should consider when choosing his or her college the many factors that will be involved in their college experience aside from school prestige alone. While UC Berkeley has the top public University ranking to boast, there are many shortcomings.

Jake
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The University of California Berkeley has been a great aid in my personal development both as a student inside and outside of...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of California Berkeley has been a great aid in my personal development both as a student inside and outside of the classroom. The amazingly diverse student body, world-renowned professors, and close proximity to many of the tech world's greatest company makes this university one of the best in the world.

Ethan
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It definitely is a for STEM majors, we have some of the best facilities and alumni around. We respect all those who major in...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It definitely is a for STEM majors, we have some of the best facilities and alumni around. We respect all those who major in STEM and we all share the burden of the academic rigor. However, if you are not ready to partake in the extreme pressures that come with the grade deflation and rigorous competition that comes with working with fellow UC Berkeley students, then this is not the place for you.

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

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