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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
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UC Berkeley is a one-of-a-kind institution. The learning and social environment are extremely well-suited to my needs.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not personally part of the Greek life at UC Berkeley, but I can see that it creates inner communities for students to connect closely with others. New students find older upperclassmen to rely on and most Greek students are very well-respected on the campus. Most importantly, Cal Berkeley is all about individual choice and non-Greeks and Greeks alike respect each other.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: UC Berkeley gets a lot of attention for their sports teams, most significantly the rivalry between other neighboring universities. Students are very passionate not just for the sports, but as part of a large community where sports are one method of representing our school. Our athletic teams perform well, and the students rally together to support each of them. School spirit is high and for good reason: we all love our school and love being proud of our athletes!

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UC Berkeley is an amazing school that I'm proud to be a part of! The people (including students and staff) make me feel included in this journey that is higher education, and the prestige that Cal Berkeley has earned is well-deserved.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: there is no better place to attend college in my opinion. it might not be right for everyone, but i love my school, from edwards to memorial to hearst to sproul and back again.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am confident in my ability to receive employment out of college.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have felt unsafe at times, but i have never personally been harmed. Lucky for me i look like a dude when I wear sweats.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: i lived in clark kerr dorms and those were really nice, so my experience of housing is a bit different than other peoples.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: there are wild parties on the weekends, but once finals come everyone buckles down

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: the athletics are the best in the country. except for football.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school. its a 10 all around. 10 on stress 10 on achedemics, 10 on fun. great school.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I think UC Berkeley provides opportunities for diversity and includes everyone. I love my experience.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: People have a big support network for internships and other connections. It looks very good on a resume to go to this school.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Very stressful, heavy workload, ridiculous tuition, great education

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It is very scary being a girl on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Very hard to get to classes from my building. It is the one of the furthest buildings on campus.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It is inclusive but time-consuming.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Honestly, it is great being surrounded by so many exceptional athletes who are also very intelligent. It is easy to be inspired by any one of them.

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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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