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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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Student Responses to Review Topic: in 3 Sentences
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  • ariana - hawthorne, ca
  • Jul-30-2016 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    cal appealed to be because of its urban setting and academic success. it is the perfect mix of nature and city, and has a wonderfully diverse group of students. it is definitely one of my dream schools.

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  • catalina - elk grove, ca
  • Jul-20-2016 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    i absolutely adore this school. berkeley's campus just has this great vibe, expect it when you first step onto this campus. the students are some of the most genuine people you've ever met. take a trip up sather tower! you'll get a view of the whole campus and be in awe. the school is conveniently located 30 minutes from san francisco, a city that's booming with life and excitement. the golden bear café is a great place if you're just grabbing something quick to eat. all in all, this is a wonderful school and you'll be sure to fall in love with it too once you take a tour of this campus.

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  • Madison from San Pedro, CA
  • Mar-03-2016 I am a current student here

    Cal is such an an amazing home to thousands of brilliant, dedicated, imaginative individuals. Life in Berkeley has been none other than fantastic. Berkley brings out the best in me, academically, socially, and personally.

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  • Julia from Kensington, CA
  • Jan-27-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I live really near UC Berkeley and toured there many times for field trips. The campus is really big but also beautiful with much greenery and trees. There are many good food options around the university too.

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  • Jonathan from Saint Paul, MN
  • Jan-03-2016 I am a current student here

    This place is as great as the stories describe them to be. Going to college here is an embodiment of the American dream. Imagine every single positive aspect of the Ivy League schools and combine them with the uplifitng environment of California.

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  • M from NorCal
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    UC Berkeley is big, and the number of people can be overwhelming, but there's something for everyone here. The location is great-- downtown Berkeley is just a short walk away, and San Francisco is accessible by bus. Although the classes can be difficult, there's plenty of support readily available, and you really do learn a lot.

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  • Ebony - River Edge, NJ
  • Nov-25-2015 I am a current student here

    Wanted to attend this school since I was a baby. I am from Jamaica and now living in New Jersey and the dream is still alive. 2017 I will be there.

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  • Anonymous
  • Nov-15-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Beautiful school.

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  • Sierra from Victorville, CA
  • Oct-27-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    UC Berkeley has a fantastically passionate student body that really loves their school. I visited the campus earlier this year, and students were very involved and friendly. The campus is massive and absolutely beautiful.

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