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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
Intelligence
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!
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