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California's most prestigious public university is the home of liberalism and revolution.
Berkeley, CA 94720
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic urban campus - once inside it is nice for stroll, lot of legacy buildings that have history, the tower views are great.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank subramanyamkg
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited the University of California campus in Berkeley with my daughters. It is a very beautiful campus. Cherry trees were in full blossom: simply spectacular! It is a very large campus and wished we could spend more time visiting its museums, garderns and beautifull...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Toured the campus with a student friend of mine who currently attends Cal. Beautiful campus; great view of the bay.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank deaghabegian
Reviewed 1 week ago

UC Berkeley is consistently rated the top public university. Before budget cuts, it was considered one of the top universities in the world consistently beating or tying with Harvard but with more departments and diversity. Still is now an old (>100 years ) campus with...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Trash everywhere, stores along streets mobbed with kids many closed and fronted by chainlink fence. Homeless blight blocks on all four sides not far away. Not hard to imagine burning fires and shrieking mobs just under the surface.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MikeandSarah
Reviewed February 24, 2019

Besides being one of the top schools in the country, this is one beautiful campus. Take your time, walk and enjoy.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Charles B
Reviewed February 10, 2019

This is the place in the 60s that shaped the generation with the free speech movement. Where the initial protest to Vietnam war. It's an open beautiful campus .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank richard g
Reviewed February 4, 2019

I was in Berkeley for only few days, but I must say that it is always a pleasure to take a stroll in the University area. The buildings are impressive, there is place for gardens and small forests (even an eucalyptus grove) and at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Teresa V
Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

It’s beautiful and you can feel the student atmosphere. You must go to the top of the tower and admire San Francisco Bay and university campus

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 859camilob
Reviewed January 1, 2019

A few hours we spent exploring the superlative seat of learning were marvellous. A beautiful sunny blue sky morning meant we saw it at its probable best. Our first visit was to the Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive that had a number of engaging...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Buttermansolo | Reviewed this property |
Top of the game foodie yes Berkeley California is a great place to live but it’s pricey there and all over the Bay Area. Not to sure about Aquatic Park Area it’s a nice place to live well 2 Da YAy Area Lol 😎🥂🍾One Love... More
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Response from Rabi_Sharma | Reviewed this property |
take BART. it takes 9.75 to downtown Berkeley. then get free shuttle of university.
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Response from theprincessandqueen | Reviewed this property |
You can take the Richmond line to Downtown Berkeley and from there the campus is a bus ride/10-15 minute walk north. Ryan L is correct that in order to be accepted into Haas you must apply separately upon being accepted to... More