University of California - Berkeley Reviews, Bachelor's in Psychology
While I attended the University of California-Berkeley, it lived up to its reputation of being one of the best schools in the world. The professors of the psychology department were well-known experts in their field. Since psychology is a popular major, some of the best classes are quite large, making it difficult to form personal relationships with the professors. However, students can meet with professors during their office hours, though getting access can be competitive. Other courses have 20-30 students enrolled, making it easier to stand out and get to know the professors. The psychology department has many opportunities for students to become involved in research. In only two years, I worked on six research projects. This can help students gain valuable hands-on research experience. To say the campus is beautiful is an understatement. Strawberry Creek runs through the campus, giving it a calm and earthy feel. You can sit under willow trees while listening to the creek, and take a nap. There are several libraries where students can study, all of which are quiet and study-friendly.
I attended UC Berkeley for the last two years of my bachelors degree. At first, I was hesitant to attend this school and I was worried that I would not be able to keep up with others, and would become limited in other dimensions of my life, to an unhealthy balance point. However, now I believe going to this school was the best decision I made in my life. Attending this campus opened my eyes to many dimensions of life, society and the world that I was not aware of before. I came into contact with a very diverse group of amazing, smart, ans motivated group of people. This also motivated me to pursue growth. It not only did not limit me, but also introduced me to groups that would guide me to become better, and strive for more.
UC Berkeley is hands down the most diverse, open-minded, and cognitively stimulating institution I have ever had the opportunity to be a part of. Every course more interesting than the one before, and each professor more passionate and knowledgable than the next. It broadens your horizon in every part of your life. It is also the most accepting and nurturing community; everyone has a place in Berkeley.
The University of California, Berkeley is not only an excellent institution but it is at the forefront of change on a local, national and international level. I am honored to be an alumnus!The school is tough and requires critical thinking but Cal prepares you for the real world.
Berkeley is the greatest public school in America, I really enjoy the time here. Since the campus environment is very diversity, open and equal, I always feel comfortable and be able to blend in very well. The professors are friendly and very helpful. I just love Berkeley and Go Bears!