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This university is now (2016) openly encouraging it'sBrightBusiness - Management and Administration
This university is now (2016) openly encouraging it's students to call for parts of its campus to be segregated based on skin color. This school was once respected but now it's rapidly becoming a disgrace to all those (black,white, red,yellow, blue etc) who have fought and sacrificed for this country to be equal to all.
1st Year Female -- Class 1920
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Summary:Super BrilliantEconomics
1) Name value is great for jobs
2) Not hard to get good GPA for grad school(Unless you are in engineering or chemistry)
3) Barren of attractive girls (and for you girls, it's also pretty lacking of hot guys)
4) Meet people from all over world, lots of cultureAll graduates I know from the school have found jobs with ease because of the name of UC Berkeley on their resume. As an econ major (Berkeley is #1 in Economics), this is especially helpful. Though I bash on Cal for not being challenging and not having the greatest campus or girls (as compared to UCSB and SBCC where I grew up), I still would choose to go here because of the name value and the easiness to achieve a good GPA for grad school (I currently have a 4.0 as a junior). You get to meet a lot of different people from all over the world. For example, over my past two years, I have made friends from Germany, Brazil, and Peru. If you come here, you will surely learn just from the different cultural perspectives; it is a great learning experience.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2014
Education Quality: A-, Individual Value: D
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I really enjoy living in Berkeley.AverageJournalism
I really enjoy living in Berkeley. Some people say it's "ghetto" (hate that word) and unsafe, but that hasn't been my experience. I enjoy living in Berkeley more than I enjoy attending Cal. If I didn't like the city, my experience here would be miserable.

My major (Media Studies) is an absolute joke. There is no practical application and, even worse, the course material often goes off-track and doesn't even seem to apply to the subject matter, which is frustrating and weird. The faculty ranges from great (Turner) to ridiculous (Levina).If I didn't receive so much financial aid and actually had to pay tuition out of my own pocket, I would be LIVID that I paid for this level of "education". I've heard that other majors are better but, if you are a Media Studies major, proceed with caution.

2nd Year Female -- Class 2010
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Education Quality: C
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