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. 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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  • August 14, 2017
    There is something special about the best American universities campus. A mixture of class, classical and checkout. They steeped in academic profits and willingness to learn. In addition, Berkeley amazingly beautiful up a hill on a fairly large area.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Apart from the academic challenges and debates, the grounds are enjoyable to wander around. So many nooks and crannies where you can while away the time. Check out the Campanile, worth the $3.00.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    If you only have time for a walk on the campus grounds, you will have a fine day. Follow Strawberry Creek or follow any of the other walkways around the buildings. Want a good view? Take the elevator ...  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    Although known to be very political and very liberal, and portrayed as a left-extremist by the media, UC Berkeley is the heart for free speech movement and is very proud of its stance. Academically, the school is obviously one of the best schools in the world, especially for Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) department. You'll be surrounded by the most brilliant minds and face yourself constantly pushing yourself to the limits. It is a school where even being average is so hard to achieve because everyone is so smart and competitive. Computer Science '17.
  • June 11, 2017
    The vast majority of the negative reviews are from those who have not actually experienced life on the campus. Indeed, Berkeley is not a perfect university. Particularly in light of recent events, it is easy to associate Berkeley with anarchy and violence. But a few ugly events cannot be used to generalize the college, especially since the violence that occurred during the riots was not perpetrated by Cal students or faculty. Based on my ACTUAL experience, I find the campus to be extraordinarily diverse and open. The academics here are among the best in the world, and the environment itself was, in my opinion, very appealing. No university is perfect, and Cal is no exception. But by looking beyond the prejudice and misconceptions, one can see that Berkeley truly is a fantastic university filled with brilliant individuals.
  • April 28, 2017
    The ones giving this school a 1 star rating have never stepped a foot on campus or been inside of this, or any university for that matter and maybe have a high school diploma at best. It's a hard university to get into and renown institution through out America. College is an awesome experience, you crazy little Trump lovers should try it!
  • May 17, 2017
    If you like being shielded from any views that are different from yours, this place will be fantastic for you! Want extra credit? Just go beat the piss out of a Trump supporter because its okay, or any white guy really cause they're all obviously racist.
  • June 2, 2017
    My name is Kenneth Thomas and this is my review! I love learning, and this is a college where folks do that. It's gotta be awesome, right?! Looking forward to learning!!

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