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4.7 of 5 stars (6 Ratings)

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Current Undergraduate Review

4.0 of 5 stars

September 2016 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Diverse environment
Rigorous academics
Near a lot of fun things to do in the Bay Area
A lot of clubs and opportunities to find your place on campus
Target school for many companies

Downers

Very competitive and sometimes demoralizing environment (especially premed and STEM majors)
Large school so sometimes you don't receive individualized attention
High cost of living/rent

Comments

Visit the campus and see if you enjoy the vibe, don't just pick the school based on prestige because this is a place where you're going to be for the next four years at minimum. It doesn't matter how good the school is if you're not happy here because your grades will reflect that, and student mental health is a large epidemic here.

Would You Recommend

Yes

University Experience

5.0 of 5 stars

March 2016 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Teachers, opportunities to research, great name and job prospects, variety of classes and majors.

Downers

The large class sizes, sometimes hard to register for classes due to large majors.

Comments

Visit the campus, sit in to classes, network with older students.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great place to go if you are artistic & hipster

5.0 of 5 stars

February 2016 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

The liberal and innovative environment in general. I learned a lot about my life & what kind of person i truly am just by interacting with the amazing people here.

Downers

It can be dangerous sometimes at night. Also rent is expensive in this area.

Comments

Actually talk to lots of alumni before you come. Choosing college is all about personality fit.

Would You Recommend

Yes

UCB

5.0 of 5 stars

December 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Diverse Culture
Good professors
Various research opportunities
Lovely campus view

Downers

Some classes are so big that not all the student can be taken good care of

Comments

Diverse Culture
Good professors
Various research opportunities
Lovely campus view

Would You Recommend

Yes

UCB Review

5.0 of 5 stars

November 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

I like the rigorous courses and a wide variety of course selections the best. It's a truly great academic institution.

Downers

I don't like the extreme competitiveness among students. It's hard to make friends in such an environment.

Comments

It would be great if you could come to the campus and talk to some students to make sure if Berkeley is a fit for you.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Senior thought after graduation

4.0 of 5 stars

September 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Great learning atmosphere, meet life-long friends, professors and GSI are very helpful, no regret for choosing to go to Berkeley

Downers

sometimes you can be stressful when you realize that you have four midterms a week - yet right now is October and it is only the first wave!

Comments

There are a lot of clubs in Berkeley. I am really glad that I join the clubs in Berkeley and meet a lot of awesome people there.

Would You Recommend

Yes