StudentsReview :: The University of California Berkeley
-or-
Search for Schools by Region
 

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
University of California -- Los Angeles, CA
Stanford University -- Stanford, CA
Harvard University -- Cambridge, MA


  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.


The University of California Berkeley

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC- Faculty AccessibilityC
Useful SchoolworkB- Excess CompetitionD-
Academic SuccessD Creativity/InnovationF
Individual ValueD University Resource UseD+
Campus Aesthetics/BeautyA FriendlinessC-
Campus MaintenanceA- Social LifeC-
Surrounding CityC+ Extra CurricularsC-
SafetyF
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Violent, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

Male
ACT:27
SAT:1220
Quite Bright
Lowest Rating
Creativity/Innovation
F
Highest Rating
Campus Aesthetics/Beauty
A
He cares more about Creativity/Innovation than the average student.
Major: Undecided (This Major's Salary over time)
I figured I'd be perfectly honest. Berkeley is not for everyone. If you come here, expect to work your ass off and then some. People are here to get an education, not make friends. Socially, it's fairly dead unless you enjoy just sitting around and drinking. There is very little in the way of just going to the movies and leaving town because it is impossible to find a place to park your car, so very few people bring cars and those who do have rides are often very popular. The professors here ranged from open-minded and accepting to so close minded, the only way to get an A is to be a complete sychophant. Again, girls are fairly ugly. The guys? Well, I'm a guy myself, so I can't really comment on that. I was formerly a business major, and the people were some of the unfriendliest I've ever met. Even more so than the EECS and engineering majors. My advice is to take everything at Berkeley with a grain of salt and try to make the best of it. The degree is worth it if you can survive without a social life for about 4-5 years, because the Greek system and social interaction is discouraged by the huge amount of work given. The Greek System itself, is being turned into a joke by the University. Constant moratoriums prevent any party from being held, and the Campus is pretty dead on football days. Everyone goes to the game and then goes home to study some more. Also, watch out because the general political attitude on the campus borders on radical. It can be somewhat irritating if you are even a liberal centrist like myself. But anyway, that's all I gotta say, so I'm out. Good luck and have fun selecting a college!
Ask a Question or add a response!
The University of California Berkeley
The University of California Berkeley
The University of California Berkeley

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college tuition an... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→