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The University of California - Berkeley

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at UC-Berkeley

By Gender
By Major
Architecture & Urban Planning DepartmentA-
Art & Design DepartmentA
Business - Management and AdministrationB
Chemical EngineeringA
Civil EngineeringA
Computer EngineeringA
Computer ScienceB
Electrical EngineeringB-
Engineering DepartmentA-
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcC
Geography and GeosciencesA
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B+
Mechanical EngineeringB+
Natural ResourcesA
Political ScienceB+
PreLaw and LegalC+
Social WorkC+

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Surrounding City

... Berkeley is a lot "bigger" of a city than i thought it would be ...Read full comment
I highly recommend Berkeley. My time there was some of the best of my life thus far. Simply saying I graduated from Berkeley has helped me get work ...Read full comment
... The city of Berkeley is pretty awesome as well, and obviously the Bay area in general has a lot to offer ...Read full comment
... On a side note, the city operation of berkeley is very poor ...Read full comment
... The City of Berkeley ...Read full comment
... While many of the city residents are this way, the university it's self is full of individuals who are more politically centered than anything ....Read full comment
... The city and surrounding areas are very undesirable, which can be depressing ...Read full comment
The people here take you in as you are. There aren't many cliques and we understand that you got in because there was something "weird" about you. T...Read full comment
... The city can change you ...Read full comment
... Fourth, Berkeley, the city, town, whatever it is, is a terrible place to live for people who don ...Read full comment
... The city of Berkeely is the last progressive city left in the country ...Read full comment
... Despite the fact that this city is inherently a ghetto, rental prices are extremely ...Read full comment
Come to UC Berkeley for the top-notch academics. Everyone here knows that Berkeley is ranked as the top public school in the country, and we're all h...Read full comment
... The city puts ideology over safety and health ...Read full comment
... There's an awesome city life, but very little time to enjoy it ...Read full comment
... On the topic of unpleasantries Berkeley is not the safest city at night; I think most students at least know a friend or two who has been mugg...Read full comment
... Hmm- campus safety- there is nothing quite like the incessant harrassment from all the nutjobs the City Council allows to roam loose on the ...Read full comment
... The surrounding city is pretty Ghetto, which only leaves San Fran but who wants to fight it out in traffic to get there ...Read full comment
... Plus, the campus life is lively, and there is a lot to do in the city ...Read full comment
... I wish the university would just step up to the plate and build that athletic center and ignore the city of berkeley ...Read full comment
Academically speaking Cal Berkeley is a top notch place to be. I'm five years out of college and I am technically well more qualified than my friends ...Read full comment
It's a large system, and it's designed to weed out the weak, but the overall experience is inherently valuable because the challenges are great. The ...Read full comment
As a first year student, I expected to be faced with some challenges in college. As much as I had heard about the "competitiveness" of the student bo...Read full comment
... The city of Berkeley is a very transient place, you will meet some people who you will never see again, some you will see regularly but never hav...Read full comment
... By the way, the housing market is very tight and expensive for people moving in, and the city of Berkeley takes immense pride in being an open ai...Read full comment
... Last semester I spent all day every day by myself, barely talking to anyone and being overwhelmed by how unfriendly people were in this city and ...Read full comment
... If I didn't like the city, my experience here would be miserable ...Read full comment
... Yet on the other side of campus you have a natural and architectural beauty unsurpassed by any city in America with almost a Tolkien-esque quali...Read full comment
... I've grown to love the eccentricities of the city of Berkeley and the beauty of the campus, and very little can beat San Francisco in terms of t...Read full comment
... There is absolutely nothing like walking down to class and having a view of the bay, golden gate bridge and san fran city skyline ...Read full comment
... By the way, the housing market is very tight and expensive for people moving in, and the city of Berkeley takes immense pride in being an open ai...Read full comment
... Good things are Berkeley is a lively city and the students are motivated towards doing well in life ...Read full comment
... Another thing not to miss out on is the city, from museums to various forums, lectures, and cultural events, Berkeley is the best ...Read full comment
... Berkeley is a big place, and if you can handle that, the academics are excellent, the city is awesome, and the students are on the whoole friendly...Read full comment
Berkeley is the most overated university in the country. While competition is fierce - to the point that scholastic integrity is nonexistent - qualit...Read full comment
... The city itself is ...Read full comment
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