Guys & Girls

Location
Berkeley, CA
Undergrads
25,018
Tuition (in-state)
$35,752 ($12,874)
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: They are very smart and hard-working. That's all I can say.

College Senior

Guys & Girls: This is not something I pay much attention to as I am mostly there to learn. Everyone that I have interacted with has been generally kind.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The majority of the guys here are Asians. People I have meet so far are very approachable. Look wise, they are average. There are few very attractive Asian guys around.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The rating says it all, really. The campus lacks something, but I can't put my finger on it.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Mostly everyone is Asian, but I think that's the same with a lot of UC schools. Most of the guys and girls are driven and smart. It's like someone cloned the top 5 kids from your school in terms of intelligence and motivation. Apart from that, there is a great diversity here. You learn so much from different kinds of people with different ideologies and cultures.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 4th
    Smartest Guys
  • 20th
    Smartest Girls
  • 144th
    Most Creative/Artsy Guys
  • 223rd
    Most Creative/Artsy Girls
  • 418th
    Friendliest Guys

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Meegan Brooks
Hometown
Granite Bay, CA
Major
Political science
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Berkeley has never really prided itself on its “hot” guys and girls, maybe for good reason. While some conventionally and exotically attractive guys and girls can be spotted on campus every day, most Berkeley students choose to focus on their activities, schoolwork, and friends, rather than their appearances or clothing. Many guys complain about the small proportion of physically attractive female students at Berkeley. For the most part, girls exert very little effort into their appearances, and it definitely shows. The girls, however, are not without their complaints about the guys at Berkeley. Many complain that the guys at Berkeley are either too shy or uninterested in the opposite sex to initiate a conversation that could lead to a possible date. Due to these factors, the dating scene is barely existent.

Although the opposite sex at Berkeley may not offer much from the dating perspective, both sexes speak highly of the opposite sex as friends, conversationalists, and activity partners. Many students have interesting opinions and beliefs and, for the most part, seem to be down-to-earth. The guys and girls at Berkeley appear to have their heads on their shoulders and respect each other for their intelligence, activity in the community, and high level of motivation.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
52%
Male Undergrads
48%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
Covered by University Health Insurance, available at the Tang Center.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Football games at Memorial Stadium
  2. Bars
  3. Café Strada
  4. Recreation Sports Facility
  5. Strawberry Canyon Pool
  6. International House
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Lawrence Hall of Science
  2. Main stacks
  3. Football field
  4. The top of Panoramic
  5. On campus
  6. Berkeley Rose Garden
Social Scene
While some students are definitely outgoing, the campus tends to be more relaxed. Strangers can have extended conversations with one another, and everyone has an opinion about everything. It is common to see groups of friends sitting on the grass, talking, sometimes with cigarettes or a guitar.
Hookups or Relationships?
Hookups are most prevalent, but casual relationships are not uncommon. Many students don't have time for a serious relationship and choose to date people who live outside of Berkeley.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
Students tend to think about school and work during the day, so it's not until going out with friends that they engage with new people. Most of the time, this is at the local bars, parties, or through other friends. Some students meet during class, but this rarely develops into anything more than flirting.
Dress Code
American Apparel and Urban Outfitters are the two popular stores near campus. Most people enjoy the indie look, with mismatched colors, flowing fabrics, and skinny jeans. Still, a lot also prefer T-shirts, jeans, and flip-flops, or work-out clothes. Most girls don't wear makeup, and many don't style-or brush-their hair.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 132 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 131 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 145 responses

  • 23% None
  • 19% Casual dating at your school
  • 15% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 15% Long-distance relationship
  • 10% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 10% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 3% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 1% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 1% Casual dating at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 19 responses

  • 20% Join clubs or talk to them in class
  • 16% Frat parties
  • 16% Classes
  • 14% Through friends
  • 10% Bars
  • 8% Café Strada
  • 6% Football games at Memorial Stadium
  • 6% Recreation Sports Facility
  • 2% International House
  • 0% Strawberry Canyon Pool

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 23 responses

  • 22% In Class
  • 20% Study groups
  • 14% Parties
  • 14% Sports/clubs
  • 14% Major communities
  • 12% Residence Hall Socials
  • 5% Wherever.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 28 responses

  • 39% Motivated, driven
  • 32% Competitive and hardworking
  • 18% Dedicated and exceptionally intelligent
  • 11% Motivated but know how to have fun

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 145 responses

  • 1% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 4% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 33% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 61% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

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