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The University of California - Berkeley

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkA+ Excess CompetitionA+
Academic SuccessA+ Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueB- University Resource UseB+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessB+
Campus MaintenanceA+ Social LifeC
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsA
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Quite Bright
Lowest Rating
Social Life
Highest Rating
Educational Quality
She cares more about Social Life than the average student.
Date: Feb 14 2002
Major: Undecided (This Major's Salary over time)
As a first year student, I expected to be faced with some challenges in college. As much as I had heard about the "competitiveness" of the student body, though, I didn't fully appreciate what that meant until I came here. Since most students must apply to get into a major, very limited majors such as Business or Computer Science are filled with extremely competitive and often unfriendly people. Some classes are graded on a bell curve; that in itself fosters competition. The campus is very big. That makes keeping in touch with people somewhat of a challenge. Nevertheless, despite these faults, the actual academic experience here is unbelievably good. I am not only challenged by my classes but am also intellectually stimulated. I have had very good (and some not so good) professors who have made me interested in what I'm studying. My best advice for new students is this: pursue what you truly are interested in. If you try to go for the "practical" alternative, you may very well end up miserable. It's very hard to succeed here if you are not truly dedicated to what you want to do.
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