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Degree: Rhetoric and Composition
Graduation Year: 2009

A small college within a large university with a committed faculty, intelligent students, and an incredibly diverse class load. I came into Berkeley not knowing what Rhetoric was, and now I can't imagine having studied anything else.

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Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2011

UC Berkeley is everything that I could have wanted and more. I would go back in a heartbeat.

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Degree: Environmental Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Cal has a reputation of having very tough classes that focus a lot more on theory rather than as much practical design compared to other schools. I am not sure if that is a good thing or not, as on one hand it is hard to learn such theory once you leave school and you can hone practical design afterwards, but on the other theory is useless without applications. Outside of class both Cal and the city in general is a very socially accepting place (no one judges me for being a Celtic folk listening, anime watching, competitive Pokemon battling board gamer who sings loudly to himself as he walks down streets) with a plethora of restaurants serving a broad span of cuisines around campus.

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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2012

Very large, requires students to be confident and self-motivated in reaching out to professors and departments.

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Degree: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Graduation Year: 2012

An EECS degree from UC Berkeley is the perfect start to a career in tech in the Bay Area.

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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2009

Great college town, will take time to get used to Berkeley's unique-ness, academics are top-notch

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Degree: Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Graduation Year: 1985

Brilliant people, socially active campus, and a great location are three reasons for attending Cal. Both student life and academic life are excellent here.

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Degree: Mathematics, Other
Graduation Year: 2005

Despite my very strong desire to like this institution as a leading public university, because I believe in public education, I have been unable to come away without significant hatred. The administration is terrible. The University of California organization is corrupt at the top and this leaks down quite noticeably. Most obvious direct impact is in the exponential growth of tuition/student fees over the last two decades. While I was there they even fabricated a retroactive fee increase for an already-past session. Clearly stupid, dishonest, and illegal. Five years and a class action lawsuit later they sent me a check but no apology for the crime. The morons who concocted and approved this abusive waste of public resources sadly aren't rotting in jail.

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Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2009

I love Cal and have met some of the most talented and intelligent people while there. I've always felt like Cal really gave me a good foundation for my job.

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Degree: American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence
Graduation Year: 2010

It was a wonderful place to go to law school. Not only were you surrounded by some of the most brilliant minds in the country, but the school set out to create a cooperative environment in which to learn.

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