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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: People are here to usually study but there is enough people for you to find your own click

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Plenty of attractive people for whatever your taste is

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Berkeley goggles are definitely a thing but knowing that everyone is smart even before you talk to them is an added plus.

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are a variety of people on campus that balances the overall diversity. Some people are exceptionally driven from their past academics, sports, music, or other achievements in their lives. Some people are here to fit into campus, as they felt like an outcast back in high school. And some people, are just here to have some fun. But whatever their main goal is, every person has some kind of belief in them that they live by, and creates a unique balance on campus. As a competitive karate athlete who devoted everything to academics and karate, I had a very narrow perspective when I first came to this school, because I felt that no one would understand my motivation, passion, pressure, stress, and the almost overwhelming joy that I feel from the sport. However, to be here at UC Berkeley, I learned that though it may be in many different shapes and/or forms of expression, that people all had an unique past will drive and passion to get here, and achieve amazing things in their lives now and in the future.

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Guys & Girls: Some are really nice and others are assholes.

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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 138 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 137 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 151 responses

  • 23% None
  • 19% Casual dating at your school
  • 16% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 14% Long-distance relationship
  • 10% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 10% Exclusively dating 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 42 responses

  • 23% Classes
  • 22% Join clubs or talk to them in class
  • 19% Frat parties
  • 18% Through friends
  • 6% Bars
  • 4% Football games at Memorial Stadium
  • 4% Recreation Sports Facility
  • 4% Café Strada
  • 2% International House
  • 0% Strawberry Canyon Pool

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 45 responses

  • 21% In Class
  • 16% Study groups
  • 14% Sports/clubs
  • 11% Major communities
  • 11% Residence Hall Socials
  • 11% Parties
  • 8% Wherever.
  • 7% Residence halls
  • 2% Greek Life

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 49 responses

  • 33% Competitive and hardworking
  • 27% Motivated, driven
  • 18% Dedicated and exceptionally intelligent
  • 10% Motivated but know how to have fun
  • 10% Motivated, hardworking, intelligent and amazing!!!
  • 2% Major a-hole

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 43 responses

  • 65% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 35% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 0% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 151 responses

  • 60% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 34% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 4% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 1% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

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