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Academic Rigor
4.6256
Dorm Life
3.7688
Food and Dining
3.6441
Bang for the buck
4.1626
Clubs and Activities
4.8021
Greek Life
1.0000
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Most Helpful Review for University of California at Berkeley
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Karina from Los Angeles, CA
  • 125 out of 126 people found this review helpful

Berkeley is a great school chock full of award-winning, book-publishing, enthusiastic professors who really know their stuff. If you take classes you're really interested in, you'll learn more. Don't forget about office hours, tutoring sessions, and study groups. Besides the required curriculum, there are a whole lot of opportunities to expand your view of the world - theater, symposia, films, lectures, and of course the occasional crazy person giving a speech on Sproul.

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  • Class of 2020
  • I am a current student here

    Berkeley is an incredible university filled with a diverse population and countless opportunities. Its size allows students to find others with similar affinities and take interesting courses, however, it also makes it incumbent on the student to navigate the bureaucracy and put in extra effort to get face time with professors.

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  • Guz from Bakersfield, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Challenging atmosphere. Once you get on campus everyone is either running to a meeting, going to the library, or waiting in line at the Bear Cafe. In addition there is an area for the wild side - nature - if you ever need a calming space to let your thoughts run wild and your soul relax there are plenty of areas to chill!

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  • James from Diamond Bar, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Great overall school with excellent academic rigor and standards. Wonderful surrounding community with culture and lots to do.

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  • Sophie
  • I am a current student here

    The professors, research opportunities, and extracurriculars are interesting and engaging. Students must be motivated to interact with professors and benefits from these opportunities. I have loved my time here at Berkeley.

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  • Abdikarim
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Berkeley is a best university and so beuatiful place i am very glad to attend this university Asad soon. Thank you very much for helping us.

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  • Berkeley Freshman
  • I am a current student here

    Such an amazing campus filled with so many amazing and interesting students and professors. So glad I decided to come here!

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  • James from Edmond, OK
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Seems like a great place for a young liberal. Berkeley has a beautiful campus. I really want to visit soon and see if it is a good fit in person and not just through a screen.

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  • Madison from Los Angeles, CA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Berkeley is a huge research university with a ton of resources for students. Students should be ready to take initiative if looking into Berkeley because the resources can seem out of reach. It's a warm community, and with so much going on all types of people can find their place at Cal.

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  • Maydelle from Moreno Valley, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Cal is a very politically active campus. There are few weeks that go by without seeing any sort of demonstration occurring. As such, it's an interesting and engaging place to be for everyone who attends.

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