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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  • 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...  more »
  • Founded in 1868, Cal Berkeley was the first campus in The California University system. Sprawling across the Berkeley hills, the beautiful oak and eucalyptus covered 178 acre campus has 35,000+ studen...  more »
  • With almost unlimited attractions. Driving around here is trying. My favorite is the ancient eucalyptus trees and the bear statues. There is a lot of different architecture and rolling hills, lots of ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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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