University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley

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One of the most prestigious universities in the world, University of California, Berkeley is known for its history of liberalism and activism. Members of the public are welcome to explore its campus and experience this major hub of learning and research. Enjoy the bustle of students and professors rushing to their classes in the striking Beaux Arts, Classical, and Collegiate Gothic buildings. The campus is home to a number of picturesque wooded areas, including incredibly old and grand trees. For more information about the university, take a walking tour led by a student ambassador. Reservations are required for tours. Work out when and for how long to visit University of California, Berkeley and other Berkeley attractions using our handy Berkeley trip planning tool .
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  • Pretty campus with lots of mature trees. Nice walkways to guide you through the middle of campus. Unique architecture blends with 150 years of history. Definitely worth a visit. Lots of cool restauran...  more »
  • One of the great universities of the world, Berkeley is also one of the most beautiful. The state of California underestimates what a treasure it and the whole UC system are and underfunds them. This ...  more »
  • At the University of California, Berkeley, the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, won 72 Nobel Prizes and 20 Oscars. It ranks as the top public university in the USA. It has approximat...  more »
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  • I am a Cal student, so might be biased but the campus is huge and gorgeous! If you are in the neighborhood definitely take a tour. There are so many interesting facts about our campus that still amaze me. My 2 favorite spots would be the Morrison reading room in doe library and memorial glade. So much to see and do around Berkeley.
  • One of the best and famous universities in the world. Renowned for its historical academic achievements, staffs, and atmosphere. Facility-wise, old and new interlocked; major-wise, liberal arts and science exchanged; inhabitant-wise, intelligence and passion fused. That said, some buildings and structures are antiqued enough to be historical monuments, but more are plain old and heavy-mood. New buildings are erecting, but they are a whole different story. Berkeley, or Cal, is known for its iconic Campanile and the hilly campus (and fogs), meaning if one isn't at least minimally physically fit, one better not take classes that would require repetitive up-down walking daily. Downtown Berkeley is both ghetto and renovated, in the sense of one could experience very sophisticated and liberal events, while also spotting mess-up incidents right next. All in all, it is a "well balanced" scene. ---and this unique mixture extends well inside the campus (well, there are not really any practical walls blocking it, while the University has multiple off-campus buildings buried in the town; and there are frats and srats), except with a much thicker academic feelings, and higher chances hearing intelligent exchanges of words. Education here is inspiring and thoughtful. Although some majors are fiercely competitive and popular, while some are the exact opposite. The spirit of sparkling new ideas and merging different ones are common everywhere. Undergraduate classes often aren't ideal in the area of class size and chance to interact with professors, but some of the liberal literature / general education classes unrelated to one's major, could have longlasting effects throughout life and career, which I think is valuable.
  • Berkeley is so silent and peace place; this university is wonderful; campus is good too. If you are looking for more activate, it is not easy to find more in this location but it is so close the best city San Fransisco. whenever you want in the morning or eveining you can go easily. I love Berkeley library and some cafe too. You can try some perfect international food. people is nice, if you are looking for the best university in USA, yes you are in now.
  • My wife and I went out with Bill for a day if Bay fishing. We could not have found a better guide! Bill is knowledgeable, professional, and patient. We have already planned our next trip out with Bill. Book him and enjoy.
  • A perfect example of the decline in educational content, due to an attemp to protect feelings over truth. Also systematically doesn't not support free speech or the open exchange of ideas. Do not go here, do not send your children here.

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