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The University of California - Berkeley

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityD
Useful SchoolworkD- Excess CompetitionD
Academic SuccessD- Creativity/ InnovationD-
Individual ValueF University Resource UseF
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB FriendlinessC
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeD
Surrounding CityC Extra CurricularsC
SafetyC
Describes the student body as:
Afraid, Arrogant, Broken Spirit

Describes the faculty as:
Arrogant, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

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SAT1570
Quite Bright
Lowest Rating
Educational Quality
F
Highest Rating
Campus Aesthetics/ Beauty
B
He cares more about Educational Quality than the average student.
Date: Nov 08 2007
Major: Economics (This Major's Salary over time)
If you're a poor student with a high GPA and test scores, Berkeley is a poor value, esp. if you're out-of-state, assuming you can get better deals at similarly renowned private universities. Definitely compare your tuition cost to the amount spent by the university on each student per year at www.collegeresults.org (UCLA spent $10,000 more than Cal per student, but their tuition was lower for example). During the years I attended, freshmen lost an average of 10 lbs as opposed to the "freshman 15" that kids gain at other places. I'd attribute this phenomenon to bad dorm food. This is not a good place to explore and "find yourself". It works best for those who know exactly what they want and plan to minimize the amount of time required to get it. If you're not in here to get an engineering or business degree, I'd seriously examine whether the major you want to pursue is worth it.
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