is big, it is a great acedemic institution, it is
a cool place to be...
once you get used to
it that is.
It has one of the most
recongizable name in the country, if not the world. That
means that anywhere you go, europe... china... or whatever, a
Berkeley Degree will open doors. It's reputation is universally known.
However, like many people have said before, this is really
a sink or swim place. Professors expects you to work
hard, the work load is insane in ANY major (yes
i know the EECS guys often brags and waine about
their EE stuff, but even as a Poli Sci student
I have about 400-500 pages of heavy reading to go
through per week on average, more sometimes) And because everyone
in your classes are bright, hard work is what counts
here, if you don't put in the effort, you won't
do well in class, that's a fact. I guess this
is why Berkeley prepare you for real world so well,
it instill into its graduates a sense of self sufficiency
and good work ethics. Couple that will good brains, you
have a proven formula to a successful life.
be very overwhelming, people in general are superfacially friendly, in
my opinion it is very hard to make good friends
at Cal, mainly because so many people spend so much
time studying and worrying about their grades. You'll find a
general sense of school pride and arrogorance, lot's of people
here geniunely think they're smarter then kids at just about
every other universities.
As for social life, there is some,
but you have to actively go out and find it.
Because it is such a big campus and meeting people
can be challanging, a lot of folks though social life
don't exist, which is not true. Acedemically rigious or not,
it is a college and people party and do the
college thing. On the girls issue... yes, most girls are
ugly, but some are pretty hot, although the hot ones
are usually bitchy and/or have boyfriends that are way older
or somewhere else... but hey, if you're at Cal, you
probably don't have time for a serious relationship anyway. Furthermore,
going out to shops and resturants are great here, there
are a lot of small and unique places to go,
however, Berkeley by in large is an expensive place: Rent
is sky high, there's no place to park and stuff
cost more in general. So be prepare to fork out
some dough if u want an eventful life.
in all, Berkeley is worth it, it really is. It's
not a place where you can chill and mellow out
and things and support will come to you. But then
again, what part of life is?