|Major: Computer Engineering (This Major's Salary over time)|
|Gender: Male||This student rated most things higher than other students did.|
|Describes the student body mostly as:|
Describes the faculty mostly as:
Educational Quality A+
|How this student rated the school:|
|Educational Quality||A+ ||Faculty Accessibility||B+ |
|Useful Schoolwork||A+ ||Excess Competition||A- |
|Academic Success||A+ ||Creativity/Innovation||A+ |
|Individual Value||B+ ||University Resource Use||A- |
|Campus Aesthetics/Beauty||A ||Friendliness||A- |
|Campus Maintenance||A ||Social Life||A- |
|Surrounding City||A+ ||Extra Curriculars||A- |
me, college is about more than just grades and classes.
I wanted my college years to be a time
of exploration and excitement. Berkeley didn't disappoint. Over
time, I learned to appreciate all that that Berkeley and
the Bay Area have to offer. It's true that
it feels a little dirty and cramped at first, but
soon I discovered all the amazing restaurants and shops, and
all the little things that make it such a vibrant
community. And then there's San Francisco, filled with fun
things to do on weekends (Japantown, SF MOMA, Max's Opera
Cafe, the list goes on...). And for greenery and
outdoor activities, there's Tilden Park nearby, the Berkeley Marina, Marin
County a little bit farther out, and for the truly
hardcore (e.g. Cal Ski & Snowboard Club), Lake Tahoe is
only about 3 hours away.
Not to mention the excellent
education I received in my classes... they really teach you
the fundamentals and the theory behind engineering concepts, and then
they challenge you to put your knowledge into practice.
It's true that many of the projects I completed at
Berkeley (esp. CS162, operating systems) required a huge amount of
my time, but they were also very fulfilling and exciting.
Another great thing about Berkeley is that it's strong
in so many different areas; the non-engineering classes I took
were top-notch, and the the school is filled with brilliant
faculty and students. For those studying computer science, the
proximity to Silicon Valley is a definite plus.
is a big issue in the Bay Area; it can
be very expensive, and you will have to get used
to sharing a room. The cost of living in
general is fairly high, but in my opinion it's well
worth it. Also it is a big school, which
has its downsides. Some of the classes are enormous,
and it's easy to feel lost in the system.
The advantages are the diverse student body and the amount
of activities on campus.
I graduated from Berkeley last year
and I'm currently a grad student at MIT. I
like it here as well, but I still miss Berkeley...