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The University of California - Berkeley

Breakdown of “Scholastic Success” at UC-Berkeley

By Gender
By Major
Architecture & Urban Planning DepartmentA-
Art & Design DepartmentA
Business - Management and AdministrationA-
Chemical EngineeringB+
Civil EngineeringB+
Computer EngineeringA-
Computer ScienceA-
Electrical EngineeringB+
Engineering DepartmentA
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcC-
Geography and GeosciencesA-
History/Histories (art history/etc.)A-
Mechanical EngineeringB+
Natural ResourcesA-
Political ScienceB+
PreLaw and LegalB+
Social WorkB-

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University of California - Berkeley
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Scholastic Success

... And most people want to learn over getting good grades ...Read full comment
... Enjoy it while you can, don't fall back on grades too much ...Read full comment
... My advice to high school students is not to worry about majoring in something practical and to study what interests you the most - it will refle...Read full comment
... re a smart, motivated student it is possible to acquire a decent education here and get decent grades (if you ...Read full comment
... I found most the people in my major to be friendly and very bright but to be blunt, really big nerds who spent their weekends in the library ...Read full comment
... Yes they're just scaring you, but it's as if there's not enough pressure here to get good grades, it seems like some professors are just trying t...Read full comment
... Many students I have met here--especially transfer students--got in with subpar grades and even without taking standardized tests ...Read full comment
... UC Berkeley is truly an an educational experience, with no one to hold your hand or give you inflated and meaningless grades ...Read full comment
... If you're a smart, motivated student it is possible to acquire a decent education here and get decent grades (if you're lazy or not a good studen...Read full comment
... You can show your compassion for all the poor people in the world while you crank out good grades--maybe you'll volunteer as a tutor or build lo...Read full comment
... not everyone is as tough or grades-oriented as they seem ...Read full comment
... Because of this, students who receive poor grades can feel cheated and disheartened ...Read full comment
... If you plan on going to grad school, you should attend a private school, much, much easier to get good grades ...Read full comment
... It's a brutal environment, where people really compete for the grades ...Read full comment
... To me, college is about more than just grades and classes ...Read full comment
... If you want good grades and occasionally party, make sure you declare BS (business) major ...Read full comment
... Oh, and I'm not griping because my grades are lousy, I had a 3 ...Read full comment
... It makes perfect sense: Put 22,000 top students in one school, and competition for good grades becomes very cut-throat ...Read full comment
... Campus can be very overwhelming, people in general are superfacially friendly, in my opinion it is very hard to make good friends at Cal, mainly...Read full comment
... As in doing all of the required reading, suggested and required homework, attending all lectures and taking good notes to study off of, making st...Read full comment
... A lot of students here know how to game the system and get good grades, be prepared for a major deflating of your ego and I would say don't try t...Read full comment
... Think lab work sabotage (which is in theory why they changed chem lab grades to pass/fail a few years ago), students who ask a question about th...Read full comment
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