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The University of California - Berkeley

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB- Faculty AccessibilityC-
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionB-
Academic SuccessB+ Creativity/ InnovationC
Individual ValueD University Resource UseC+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessC
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeC-
Surrounding CityD+ Extra CurricularsB+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Arrogant

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She cares more about Surrounding City than the average student.
Date: Apr 07 2012
Major: Math (This Major's Salary over time)
I graduated a few years ago from Berkeley and subsequently went to graduate school on the East Coast. I knew that I disliked Berkeley when I was there. Comparing my experience at Cal with my experience at another university has made me sure that I was miserable at Berkeley.

First, classes are huge. Unless you major in a foreign language that nobody speaks, or a similarly useless major that nobody studies, your classes will be huge (100+ people). Second, you are on your own with respect to everything. This isn?t necessarily a bad thing, but because classes are huge, and TAs or professors will often be terrible at teaching and/or cannot speak English proficiently, you will have to learn everything on your own. Third, students self-segregate by race. I have never met a more self-segregating group of people in my life. The university doesn?t help the massive self-segregation problem either, considering it has dorms that segregate by race. Fourth, Berkeley, the city, town, whatever it is, is a terrible place to live for people who don?t beg on the streets for a living. I?m not sure if Berkeley is a city or a town because it?s too small and boring to be a proper city but too filled with concrete and ugly to be a proper town. It?s dirty, it?s ghetto, it?s small and boring, yet it?s expensive. Fifth, I often wondered how half the class got admitted. Numerous people struggled with classes that contain basic concepts like Stats 2. I will concede that a plus with Berkeley was that I was able to get a high enough GPA in my major (3.7 in Math) to get into graduate school at another university.

I really liked your comment im from berkeley, born and raised. it is true that the studetns self segregate. it's interesting because UC'S are supposed to be considered diverse but yet people of differnet background dont really create close realtionships with eachother and i can tell you it was the same way at my high school. berekley has alot of late night spots for eating but they need to add a club or something for ppl to do on the weekends
commentI would like to comment about calling Berkeley ghetto. It's more expensive than a lot of other cities. Try going to any of the Cal States for a year and then you'll think that the Cal States and SUPER GHETTO. Or try going to a shitty private Cali school like La Verne or Biola and then see how bad you have it there.
questionThe dumbest people or students that I ever met are from f Berkeley , a different kind of brainwash and America haters—they think they are a catch of a life time and im sure if you disagree with any of Berkeley cults they will kick you out . they know what kind of students they accept, the ones who can be talked into anything or out of anything . people pay for reputation and brand name like made in f china for they have nothing to worry about . Their f useless parents pay for everything. The place is littered with trash, expensive and you live in shanties bleeding out money dumb dumb kid who think like robots and many of the prof are muslims need a f advanced grammar class , America haters after all be aware of that : I wonder if the country get invaded – do you think f Berkeley, this overrated crap, is going to defend you. they talk and talk and talk and make money stay away from that and from any f religious freak school they use god and anything to make money
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