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The University of California - Berkeley

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB+ Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueC University Resource UseD+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC- FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceD Social LifeD
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsC
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Date: Apr 29 2008
Major: Math (This Major's Salary over time)
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 TERRIBLE english. I go to an American University. Not some university in some foreign country. They really should make it a requirement for the faculty to speak English. If you can find a good english speaking professor, you'll be fine and by all means, try to stick with them, as some of them are really awesome. The race issue is a bit overstated, there's too many useless arguments regarding racial stuff on campus. I'm asian, and i'm from an all white area and i've never felt my race was ever an issue anywhere i've been. I wish the university would just step up to the plate and build that athletic center and ignore the city of berkeley. The city of berkeley has got to be the dumbest city in America, and I mean dumber than Alabama and Mississippi combined (no offense to the south). My favorite day in berkeley will be the day I leave. I can't believe how the city of Berkeley is proud of its stupidity during the 1960s. At least the deep south acknowledges their mistakes in the past. The football stadium is also pretty crappy. Even my high school had a better stadium. what's even more annoying is u can't use ur credit card anywhere without incurring min purchases or surcharges, except at the big chain stores. People's park is completely run down and should have something built onto it. The way they treated the Marines was absolutely despicable, sure most of us hate the war, but that's no way to treat the brave souls who have to go fight.

being from austin, yeah, i know austin is pretty liberal, but it's very sensibly liberal. it's one of the most balanced cities in america and does a great job at blending mixes of everything together. berkeley on the other hand is just an example of how not to run a city. Housing costs are sky high, parking is incredibly steep. $1500 gets u a low end apartment. same amount in austin gets you a top of the line luxury apartment. Austin is just a better place. honestly, i'd rather live in alabama than live in berkeley. on a side note, if ur a big rugby fan, Cal is pretty good in Rugby. the football team is like the rest of the pac 10, can play offense, doesn't have a clue about defense.

commentHmm, I guess it all depends where you grew up..i loved berkeley and the surrounding areas but i grew up in the bay area. Also the prices…that's just the bay area. its all way above average pricing. Not saying it's a good thing, but it's not just berekley.
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