University of California - Berkeley Reviews

  • 252 Reviews
  • Berkeley (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $43,176
95% of 252 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 252 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Law
"The academic part is spectacular. It is also very diverse and liberal."
Mr. Gredenko
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Business
"I enjoyed the program overall. It was challenging, but the education was definitely worth it. I highly recommend the program because of the training and knowledge you receive is essential to succeed in today's world."
daamartin
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Technology Management
"The best of educational progress that I have in my life was at the University of California."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"UC Berkeley is a big and exciting school with a lot going on. It's a great place to go for graduate school because there are world-class researchers in many fields."
Hiten Patel
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2016
  • Degree: Executive MBA
"The exchange of diverse perspectives and expertise among classmates and faculty will provide insights on industry trends. The block schedule offers a balance between current lifestyle and academics, with an opportunity to deliver immediate benefits from enhanced skills in critical thinking, dealing with ambiguity and solving complex problems. The blend of theory, practice, and reflection is invaluable for real-world success. Specifically, the field immersions will provide on-the-ground insights from innovative thinkers and real-world experiences. In addition, the academic, social, and networking opportunities will help me uncover a fresh perspective to key challenges, such as how to improve key business processes, to drive affordability objectives. Berkeley MBA alumni advice inspired me to attend a program that focuses on innovation, collaboration and academic strength. In addition, Berkeley is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the ideal place to study advanced business concepts. I am fully immersed in the program to develop insights, partnerships, and skills that will stay with me throughout my career. The vibrant Berkeley ecosystem will be a bridge to personal and professional growth that will provide the tools to address the challenges we face as we position ourselves for the future."
Davis
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Berkeley was an eye-opening and formative place for one's personal and professional development. As a public institution, it provided the socioeconomic diversity that enabled contrasting ideas and opinions to flourish. As a preeminent research university with an large student population, there is something for everyone be it academic programs, student events, or just social networks. From a pure value perspective, especially if one is a California resident, the career opportunities given the cost of "admission" is one of the most distinguishing qualities. I simply hope that alumni can give back to enable the next generation of students to achieve an affordable, top-tier university experience."
C. M.
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2016
  • Degree: Art & Design
"Practice of Art program is best for transfer students who studied art in community college and who already have a solid foundation in their medium of practice. Program was best at exposing students to non-traditional contemporary art and expanding their art practice. However, the program does not offer technical teachings. Professors are always willing to help but sometimes are too busy or not available. But since I've graduated, the program has changed a lot, seemingly for the better."
UC Berkeley Extension
  • Reviewed: 12/14/2016
  • Degree: Substance Abuse Counseling
"UCB extension offers a unique program into substance abuse counseling. With there small class sizes, engaging instructors and throughout scientific- practitioner approach teaching, I feel immensely prepared as a counselor, educator and whatever lays ahead."
Stephanie Moore
  • Reviewed: 8/30/2016
  • Degree: Landscape Design
"If you have no background in Landscape Architecture this is an immersion program. You are thrown out there to learn computer programs on your own if you are studying Environmental Planning. Otherwise, its a great program with many opportunities for networking and recruitment."
Louise Hon
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2016
  • Degree: Sociology
"UC Berkeley is a large institution filled with endless opportunities. Seek out courses and activities that interest you, but also expand beyond the boundaries that you have set for yourself. Some of the best learning experiences come from conversing and collaborating with people who are different and the students, staff and faculty at this school come from all walks of life. Take advantage of the campus and its beautiful surroundings."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: History
"UC Berkeley is a wonderful school. I would make a decision before going to college what major you want to pursue, and then check what classes you need to take ahead of time to graduate. I would choose a career based on what you would enjoy as a career and also what job opportunities are available."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Business
"A competitive but close-knit college. There are a lot of people, so you are sure to find a group that fits you as a person."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Political Science
"People warned me that Berkeley would be very competitive, but I didn't find that this was the case. My classes were challenging but never cutthroat, and people were willing to help each other in spite of the rumors I heard before attending. The courses were certainly difficult,but definitely manageable given reasonable time management skills. It definitely isn't a good place for procrastinators. Finally, while I generally liked the campus, some of the undergraduate buildings could have used some renovation."
HRRC
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Economics
"Professional school with many opportunities to learn and network. Prepares students for a career"
Nik Reddy
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2016
  • Degree: MBA
"The Haas School of Business provides an intimate setting for getting an MBA. With cohorts of roughly 60 people, the core curriculum is more quantitative than most, which I personally find to be a good thing. The school doesn't force students to declare a specialization, and offers a wide variety of electives across numerous subjects. Overall, I'd say that Haas has lived up to its billing as one of the premier business schools in the world."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Berkeley is an amazing school with amazing people. There is so much to learn at this campus, and so many opportunities to grow. Berkeley will not hold your hand - you will need to figure it out on your own. But this experience will cause you to grow in ways you didn't know were possible. The people you meet will astound you. Go to this school, if you can. It is worth it. The Bay Area is an amazing place to live, too. If you have never been, it's worth checking out."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Political Science
"Cal has a first-rate reputation, great diversity, and some of the most talented students and faculty one could find at a university. Unparalleled experience."
wesley stratton
  • Reviewed: 5/24/2016
  • Degree: Biology
"This is quality school. I was consistently challenged and engaged in thought. I grew as a person constantly through the education I was receiving. Professors and students alike were very stimulating and encouraging of self development. Living in the BSC was 1/2 of my educational experience. I met the most wonderful people and long lasting friendships and mind blowing revelations about life and success. Highly recommended. :)"
Sian
  • Reviewed: 5/1/2016
  • Degree: Education
"UC Berkeley's MACSME program for science and math teachers provides two years of rigorous training in the field of education, both as a researcher and a practitioner. The four semesters of field placements with mentorship and collaboration made me feel as prepared as I could be going in to my first year of full-time teaching. The program places a strong emphasis on the academic side of education, with several courses dedicated to reviewing literature on cognitive science and a culminating thesis that can take many forms. The program's greatest strength is its flexibility, which some may not find to their tastes. Whatever opportunities or topics you're hoping to go deep with during your time here, there are people and places to support those experiences."
David Koo
  • Reviewed: 1/13/2016
  • Degree: Landscape Design
"I am currently in the Masters of Landscape Architecture program. It is a highly competitive program and it has many benefits to force your creativity. However, the program should strive to be more competitive and seek to have a bigger focus on the global community. The studio environment is very beneficial for students to engage with fellow peers as well as faculty members. This should be reinforced constantly and should be praised as an asset to our education."