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University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720
510 642 6000
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Ranked #4 of 42 attractions in Berkeley
Type: Educational Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: California's most prestigious public university is the home of liberalism and revolution.
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Kristianstad, Skåne Län, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The place to go for a stroll, look at the buildings, watch people and enjoy a cold drink or an ice-cream.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I took a week long summer short course here. The campus is very spread out and is very liberal. The restaurants and bar scene is average at best. People were friendly most of the time. My professor was great and we had our course at the Berkley Faculty Club, which was very accommodating and had great lunch food.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I really liked the prospect of my daughter going to Cal until I found out there was no housing available for students. You were left to fend for yourself as a parent and find housing and transportation for your child. A little scary for a parent sending their 18 year old kid across the country to fend for themselves.

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Atlanta
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Given that Berkeley is a metaphorical garden of liberal thinking, it's not surprising that the campus has a diverse and multifarious flavor. It's like you never know what you'll stumble across 'round the next corner. The sentiment on campus is more regal, while the vibe on the bordering streets is decidedly more eclectic and cosmopolitan. Finding a parking spot was... More

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Campus was more beautiful than I expected. Not as manicured as UCLA's campus. Hilly. We were there on Cal Day so campus was mobbed with people and stands representing all the various clubs and organizations at Berkeley. Homeless people wander on the campus and saw them asleep on benches and under bushes.

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Gold River, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Park and walk around the campus. Try to take in a football game and enjoy the new stadium remodeled. Stop by the iInternational House...visit the book store and jus sit and watch the students pass. Take your camera.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Took the BART from San Francisco to Berkeley. Some of the older buildings have quite a monumental appearance, to imbue an air of seat of learning gravitas. In contrast to say Harvard, UCB is of course like San Francisco, a mid C19th creation. Late C20th buildings on site reflect the time of their construction although I noted one attempt at... More

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

the university and the area around has the best variety of cuisines available. its a bit chilly during sundown and has best garden areas to soak the sun.

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california
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Take a stroll around the campus to enjoy the sculpture, architecture, and people watch. The bell tower and chimes are rather romantic. We arrive as many students were moving out thus did not have a guided tour. Still. even on your own, this is not a spot to miss.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beatiful Roman Buildings. Not noisy at all. Close to Berkeley Downtown. Not many places to Park your car. Few cafés inside de campus. Library, "time tower" and Psicology are the most beatiful Buildings. Some bears statues for selfies too. For 10-20 minutes visit.

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