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University of California, Berkeley

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Address: Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone Number: 510 642 6000
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: California's most prestigious public university is the home of liberalism...
California's most prestigious public university is the home of liberalism and revolution.
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Simply One of The Great Universities In The US

It's a great campus. It starts in downtown Berkeley, but sprawls right up the hills. And there are old, traditional buildings and new hyper-modern ones. There's tons of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Lafayette, California
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Lafayette, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
37 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

It's a great campus. It starts in downtown Berkeley, but sprawls right up the hills. And there are old, traditional buildings and new hyper-modern ones. There's tons of landscaping and lots of pathways to walk. It's surrounded by classic streets and neighborhoods that folks come from all over the world to see. They have not just an eye clinic, but... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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66 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This was, by far, the most unappealing high-status college campus I have ever visited. Yes, it is historic and, yes, they have lots of important researchers there but . . . the homeless population runs rampant over the campus and town, I smelled pot on campus multiple times a day, and the overall mood was somewhat aggressive and unhappy. I... More 

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Tabriz, Iran
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I liked every things: Nobel-prize winners photos, science addicted people,science - believed manners, lovely students, lovely staffs, amazing area and Calvisitor free WiFi as well!

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Berkeley CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

On this beautiful campus, you can get an excellent education in science, engineering or the humanities. The Berkeley community is diverse and interesting. There are many good restaurants and theaters near the Berkeley campus.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were in Berkeley for 1 night after a trip to Yosemite and Napa. Our flight out the next day was from the Oakland Airport. We stayed at the Hotel Shattuck just down the street from the campus. Cal is a beautiful campus with a lot of walking area. I think the students were just returning for the fall semester... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The University of California campus is a great place to walk. It's quite beautiful. You should visit the TOWER in the middle of the campus, and maybe the Dow Reading room at the enormous and gorgeous old library.

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Starkville, Mississippi
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Made my first-ever visit to the bay area and the Cal campus. Time was pretty limited, but enjoyed exploring the campus for a couple of hours during one of the mornings we were here. Very nice campus with lots of history. Hope to return again one day to take in more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We enjoyed a nice walk on campus. Architecturally interesting. There are quite a few hills, bring comfortable shoes. Enjoyed the good eating close by as well.

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Miami
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I know is a University but for me that was only a turist to hike inside was amazing !!!..beautiful buildings and little mountains ...we saw a deer, a peacock , and other exotic animals :-)

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Salinas, California, United States
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If you have the grades and the money, I can't imagine a better campus than Cal. You'll get plenty of exercise trekking across the expansive campus and enjoy quality sporting events and concerts. Everything you need is within walking distance (which is good since parking is scarce!) There is definitely a different "vibe" in Berkeley and it's all about being... More 

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