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The University of California - Berkeley

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityB-
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionA+
Academic SuccessA- Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueB- University Resource UseA+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceA+ Social LifeA-
Surrounding CityA Extra CurricularsA+
SafetyB+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Afraid, Approachable, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Condescending, Self Absorbed

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Date: Nov 04 2010
Major: Undecided (This Major's Salary over time)
So, I transferred and have ended up switching my major, but not because of anything that the school did.

First off, I just want to say that, having already done the four year thing for a year and a half, this school is MUCH more challenging/rigorous than the other school, but I am learning so much more/becoming more independent everyday!

It is DEFINITELY true that they really don't spoon-feed you at all. In fact, they basically just dump a whole amount of platters on you, and it's up to you to sort out the info (much less overwhelming if you have a study buddy from the class!)

There is so much to do here and so much to get involved in that it's just terrific. It's the most activist-oriented, politically charged campus I have been to yet.

The one thing I have to complain about is meal plans. They stink! Lol. And midterms. They stink too. They're really hard.

Other than that, don't go walking around by yourself at 3am on telegraph, and you'll be fine. It's a very challenging school, but I'm starting to see myself change as a result and am becoming much more efficient as a studier too! (that's a bit of a lie…:))

Choose Cal! :) You won't regret it, just put yourself out there and you can make yourself happy here, contrary to popular belief!

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questionHey! I have a quick question! How hard is the transfer process? Where did you transfer from and what was your GPA? :) I want to transfer to Cal next year too :)
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