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Academic Rigor
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Dorm Life
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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
  • 119 out of 120 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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  • Samuel from Malibu, CA
  • Feb-28-2015 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Looks like a really hard, but rewarding school its a reacher for me but hoping to make it

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  • John from Sylmar, CA
  • Jan-08-2015 I am a current student here

    It is a diamond out of the rough, there are negative about it. But it is one of the greatest minds put together in a vicinity of one university . Academically it is the best public universities in the world.

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  • Dulce from Santa Ana, CA
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    It is an amazing university. There is always something to do and you never get bored. It is true it is very challenging and intimidating, but everyone is friendly and you soon find people who support you and who you can rely on.

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  • Kathleen from Streetman, TX
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Cal is a really incredible place and I think I have learned so much just in my first semester. That being said, it is definitely a place where you have to work very hard virtually all the time, at least that's been my experience in a hard science anyway. The culture is really fun and it's never hard to find something fun to do; additionally, I think there are a lot of people that are kinda superficial about different things going on and I would advise students to just be you!

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  • Leslie from Pomona, CA
  • Dec-23-2014 I am a current student here

    There are thousands of opportunities to connect with great students, professors, and other faculty. The student body is very diverse and have largely been accepted into this university due to their merit and qualities. UC Berkeley has very passionate organizations and instructors that stand for issues concerning people of color, feminism, tuition rates, local politics, and more; ultimately, no voice is ever outshone.

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  • Jessie
  • Oct-08-2014 I am a current student here

    A great place filled with a diverse class of students. A school that is academically challenging but equally enjoyable. A new home away from home where people are there to help you.

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  • Christopher from Santa Maria, CA
  • Aug-04-2014 I am a current student here

    An academic superstar among the public school system. Perhaps one of the weirdest campuses one might ever attend. Wide course selections are readily available!

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  • Kayle from Canada
  • Jul-21-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    This university breathes professionalism and innovation within its student body. The organic nature of each faculty and the strong financial ties that this university has with the American economy produces well-rounded and motivated graduates. The University of California at Berkeley aligns its core business and scientific research values with change for the greater good.

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  • Eleanor from Pasadena, CA
  • Jun-12-2014 I am a current student here

    UC Berkeley (or Cal) is an incredible, life-changing experience. While it can be challenging and frustrating at times the educational experience is phenomenal. To top it all off, Cal is surrounded by the town of Berkeley, which is one of the strangest, most vibrant places I've ever been, adding to quirky charm to Cal's academic prestige.

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  • Alexandra from Fresno, CA
  • May-31-2014 I am a current student here

    UC Berkeley is the best public university in the world. On the levels of spirit, academics, and social life, it is unparalleled. The experiences and opportunities UC Berkeley graduates have can only be rivaled by the Ivy League schools.

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