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The University of California - Berkeley

How this student rated the school
Research QualityA Research AvailabilityB+
Research FundingA+ Graduate PoliticsC-
Errand RunnersA Degree CompletionB
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]B- Sufficient PayD-
CompetitivenessD- Education QualityA
Faculty AccessibilityC- Useful ResearchB+
ExtracurricularsF Success-UnderstandingC
Surrounding CityD+ Social Life/EnvironmentF
"Individual" treatmentF FriendlinessF
SafetyF Campus BeautyD
Campus MaintenanceD+ University Resource/spendingF
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Violent, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Self Absorbed

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Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: Civil Engineering (This Major's Salary over time)
What else can I say. Berkeley is a shining example of a research institution, but it isn't much of a university. You'll go to school with far too many undergraduate and graduate losers who smoke weed or use meth all day. This is the MOST racist school in the country. My undergrad, Auburn University was in the deep south, and the number of black engineers graduated was quite large (#15 in the country in that statistic). No, race relations are not perfect in the south, but I've only seen one black engineering student and one black engineering alumnus (who got hired at Auburn on the faculty, so I met him before I went out here). If you have the chance to go somewhere else, even if to a consideraly less "prestigious" school, go there. Berkeley sucks. You'll lose your motivation and your edge.

There is a bright side. Living in Berkeey will make you mature very quickly as you are going to have to deal with the crap that the administration and the idiots in the city government allow. The most valuable lessons I have learned did not come in the classroom.

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