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University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley

(4.6/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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. Put University of California, Berkeley on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Berkeley trip itinerary maker.
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  • The campus was easy to get around and filled with tons of history. The parking is not easy but watch for side street. The library, gate, and landscapes are all easy to tour.  more »
  • The University of California, Berkeley, located in Berkeley, is a beautiful campus with lots of greenery (trees, manicured lawns), a creek running through the property and interesting architecture. It...  more »
  • Lots of great architecture and gardens on this campus. Lively spots and some very tranquil. Some buildings not so successful, but go and see for yourself. An historic campus.  more »
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  • Protesting can be effective, however, deliberately blocking students is a violation of their rights. Why act juvenile and not like respectable young adults? Are the actions of the protesters being taught at the University? An eye for an eye never accomplished anything. Only understanding of both sides' and common understanding will there be an acceptable and exceptional change.
  • I would encourage everyone to take a hard look at the actions of faculty and students at this school and realize it isn't a school of forward thinking and progression. The fact that faculty was encouraging their students to segregate a specific race from entering the campus a few days ago is a backwards way of going about getting their voice heard. Years ago racial barriers in this country were broken down to END segregation and it was meant to secure civil rights for people of EVERY color, including whites. Protesting against racism while doing a racist action shows that the students have learned NOTHING from going to this school.
  • How in the world could you think that segregating students because of color was a good idea? There were great men and women who fought for all races to be equal and you have just thrown us back into a tumultuous time. As a southern woman I'm appalled as a mother of teens I'm irate. I would never send my children to a school that didn't treat it's students as equal. Students and faculty who were involved in the protest should be punished. Racism comes in all color but a popular university that establishes this practice is disgusting. How can you claim to care about the students that attend your university and knowingly place some in higher regard. This country needs to pull together instead of apart. This generation whom feel as if they're entitled will surely fail when the time comes that life gets to hard.
  • I cannot believe the lack of guidance and discipline in this ridiculous form of segregation from such a largely known school. Obviously some faculty needs to be punished as they openly admitted to ENCOURAGING racial segregation. What a shame, I've mostly heard the positives, but recently things are getting out of control. Racial segregation, are you kidding me? What year is this? Just send them to their "safe zones" and punish them for discrimination already.
  • School is allowing racist protestors to attack white students, disrupt school operations and perpetuate a culture of entitlement and hate in the name of LGBT rights. The worst part is that I saw police there and they said they were ensuring the protest remained "peaceful." Nothing was peaceful about it. The protestors violently pushed and hit white students who tried to cross the bridge, while the police just stood there on orders of the school administration to not interfere. This isn't about equality anymore, its about entitlement and a cult of rights. If the school administration does not stop this and condemn this kind of radical behavior, there will be legal actions taken.