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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The courses available are very diverse and have amazing professors and students teaching them.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Berkeley has an amazing career center with advisors who can help you meet employers.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are various programs that were established to promote safety such as the bear walk.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing process is fairly simple, as long as you follow the instructions given. I love the arrangement of my dorm however it is quite a walk from my classes.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not involved in greek life, nor am I around it. They exist but not in my bubble.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Team involvement and fan support is through the roof. I am able to attend all the football games I want. The pep rallies are so much fun!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school is very diverse with a beautiful atmosphere.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The units are horrible size wise but great social wise. Foothill is large rooms but no one socializes.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There if you want it, but no pressure or judgement otherwise.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Cal Football speaks for it self. GO BEARS

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Health & Safety: We're mostly all aware and hope for the best

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Felt like I had space to fully put myself on paper

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Housing: They're not too roomy, but you're there to study!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Starting as a CC transfer this fall. Very excited!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some of the building are nice and cleaning staff does a good job

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't know much about it. Most people are not part of the greek system

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our football team and basketball are good. Not a lot of people get really excited for games

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is a very inspiring place to be. People go above and beyond.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: love it here. Extremely driven individuals. Diversity is AMAZING

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Easy to get internships. People treat Stanford and Berkeley no differently. Both are extremely good here.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: it's safe. just be sensible. wear appropriate clothes

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: it's great. rooms are like any other uni but the community is SO WELCOMING

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's each to themselves. Greek life is great for who wants to take part.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: Amazing facilities. I like it. School spirit is simply amazing.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the extremely driven environment at Berkeley.

1 person found this useful Report
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Generally, students have positive things to say about going to school here. Students who want to focus solely on academics or Cal’s prestigious name leave here satisfied with their educations. Those who come to "Berzerkeley" for its radicalism (or drug scene) are excited to see that the school is still carrying on its Free Speech Movement reputation. The students who chose Berkeley because it was the best college they got into are happy to know that Cal doesn’t have to be too weird. And anyone looking for good conversation will want to stay here forever.

Cal definitely has the ups and downs of being a public school. The large class sizes and lack of personal attention are the two major gripes. Being “just a number” makes it easy to become lonely, and many people see Berkeley as a place that’s difficult to make friends. While there is minimal hand-holding, the University teaches students to be independent and proactive. Most students at Cal are proud to be at a school that doesn’t spoil its students. The low tuition make it a tempting alternative to private schools, and football and big parties give Berkeley smarties the best of both academic and social worlds. Many students had a difficult time explaining the Berkeley personality, which most students here love. This is a place where you can really learn something new every day. Many students love being surrounded by other people who are down-to-earth, self-aware, and appreciate a good conversation. While some students feel the need to constantly assert their intelligence, most of the time it is accepted and looked past.

 

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