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The University of California - Berkeley

Breakdown of “Collaboration/Competitive” at UC-Berkeley

By Gender
By Major
Architecture & Urban Planning DepartmentB+
Art & Design DepartmentA+
Business - Management and AdministrationB+
Chemical EngineeringD-
Civil EngineeringB-
Computer EngineeringB+
Computer ScienceB
Electrical EngineeringB
Engineering DepartmentA-
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcD-
Geography and GeosciencesA
History/Histories (art history/etc.)A-
Mechanical EngineeringB+
Natural ResourcesB
Political ScienceB
PreLaw and LegalA+
Social WorkC

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University of California - Berkeley
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... Ha, I'm getting the same degree as you but I spent way less and didn't have to deal with the extremely stiff competition coming straight from hig...Read full comment
Berkeley is an amazing school. Much to my surprise, it has a beautiful campus. The dorms in the clark kerr campus are huge, and the food is actually a...Read full comment
Berkeley is old, new, beautiful and ugly all at once. On one side of campus you have the hip if not nitty gritty street life of Telegraph Ave, imagin...Read full comment
I'm a transfer into the English department and so far I love it here. All my classes are taught by brilliant and friendly professors (the only teacher...Read full comment
I really enjoy living in Berkeley. Some people say it's "ghetto" (hate that word) and unsafe, but that hasn't been my experience. I enjoy living in Be...Read full comment
Despite some of the negative things and low scores I gave the school I would never have gone anywhere else. Berkeley has a range of students, friendly...Read full comment
I'll start out with the positive: Berkeleys chem dept is one of the most amazing in the country and I love the stuff I've been able to learn here. It ...Read full comment
Berkeley is not a place for everyone. For those who enjoy a large student body, lively surroundings, demanding courses and fascinating students Berke...Read full comment
I've only been here one year, and I couldn't be more satisfied. The classes are a good progression from High School AP classes, the professors usually...Read full comment
I wish I had visited the school before I applied, and certainly before accepeting. I was lured in by the reputation (and turned down a better financia...Read full comment
The City of Berkeley. bums smell, streets smell, people smell. You can smell pot in the streets, the streets haven't been paved in years. Everyone c...Read full comment
Berkeley is a big place, and if you can handle that, the academics are excellent, the city is awesome, and the students are on the whoole friendly.Read full comment
... While competition is fierce - to the point that scholastic integrity is nonexistent - quality of the undergrad education is poor ...Read full comment
I graduated a few years ago from Berkeley and subsequently went to graduate school on the East Coast. I knew that I disliked Berkeley when I was ther...Read full comment
I love this place! However, honestly speaking, Cal is not for everyone. You really have to go out there and search for your own academic and social op...Read full comment
i'm from austin, texas. most of the time, it's the lecturers who are actually good instructors. alot of the professors are foreigners and speak TERR...Read full comment
... Freshmen will always hear stories of the competition, some of which, surprisingly and unfortunately, actually have happened ...Read full comment
Cal is a great school in awesome area, but don't expect anyone to hold your hand and guide you through college. The university is large and can be ver...Read full comment
Cal is the greatest school in California. Bad things are the public school stystem makes it so that you lack the privy school connections at Stanfurd...Read full comment
It's a great school. The curricula are rigorous and relevant, career paths are well delineated based on a student's background, and opportunities to e...Read full comment
... The competition is totally fierce, the pressure is extremely high, but that's ok ...Read full comment
bums smell, streets smell, people smell. You can smell pot in the streets, the streets haven't been paved in years. bums take over the campus at nig...Read full comment
... The school itself isn't the only attraction; there's also the competition, the great bookstores and libraries, the interesting alumni with their...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
I did an easy major, but spent a lot of time at the great libraries, and taking somewhat difficult classes outside the major. It's a brutal environme...Read full comment
First off the women here are horrible! Sometimes I think the campus must have sucked up all the beauty. There are some great minds on campus but most...Read full comment
I was disappointed with my experience at UC Berkeley as a whole. As an out-of-state student, I would have attended another university if I had the cha...Read full comment
You gotta be really responsible and organized to do well here! If you're a passive person, you've got to be a genius to do well. If you're not a...Read full comment
... The competition level of the academics at Berkeley will help you succeed later in life ...Read full comment
... The competition here is really cutthroat especially among Molecular/Cell Biology majors and prospective Haas Business School undergrads ...Read full comment
One thing i would recommend to students interested in Cal, do not buy into the Berkeley hype. Before going there have a good idea of what you want to...Read full comment
I'm a transfer student and this is my second semester at Cal (Spring admit). I don't have a lot of time to finish my work and I've been taking a very ...Read full comment
... Some classes are graded on a bell curve; that in itself fosters competition ...Read full comment
I chose Berkeley over Stanford and UCLA. Dumbest decision of my life- and unlike most of the other bad decisions in my life, I was completely sober w...Read full comment
I wish I had visited the school before I applied, and certainly before accepeting. I was lured in by the reputation (and turned down a better financia...Read full comment
Probably the greatest environment on the planet. The city of Berkeely is the last progressive city left in the country. San Francisco is a 10 minute B...Read full comment
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