University of California - Berkeley Reviews

4.09 out of 5 stars
(73 Reviews)
  • Berkeley (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $43,176
94% of 73 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 73 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/14/2015
Degree: Mathematics
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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/1/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2009
"Berkeley will open many doors as it is the best public university in the US. The diverse coursework and student population will prepare every student for post-college life."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/1/2015
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."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/1/2015
Degree: Law
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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/27/2015
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2004
"Good campus, centrally-located, options for pretty much any kind of interest. Expect to pay a lot for housing because the city government does everything they can to limit development."
4.3 out of 5 stars
PieMan - 6/30/2015
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015
"Highly competitive, and incredibly rough to start out at. But pushed me to new heights of excellence, and the faculty (at least in the EPS department, but in most other departments as well) are very supportive. Both learning material, but also learning how to see deep into the crux of the question is emphasized through most classes."
4.6 out of 5 stars
JOHN - 6/24/2015
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2012
"UC Berkeley is a top class college in academics. Great name and well recognized at an international level. The big brand name recognition is worth the public school tuition if you are from california. My degree in Economics pushed me to a whole new level of performance due to the extreme competition. Very bright classmates, many foreign students, big challenge. The reward at the end of it is definitely worthwhile."
4.7 out of 5 stars
aldo - 6/21/2015
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2013
"I think UC Berkeley is such a great school to go. Not only they offer the best quality education from its faculties, but also the whole experiences to be one of fellow Golden Bears. Yes, the school is somehow competitive, but it is a healthy one I would say. It drove me to be a better person and a more capable one. Love the environment and everything about Cal! Go BEARS!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Alex Kostopoulos - 6/19/2015
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2002
"Excellent!! Made great friends, gained a lot of experience and was able to think, learn and put structures around what I do. The school will take you beyond learning. The school will provide you with a life experience you'll be thankful for the rest of your life!"
4.7 out of 5 stars
AL - 6/13/2015
Degree: Information Systems
Graduation Year: 2001
"Learn as much as you can while you are in school. Take subject /classes that really interest you the most/interesting or challenging that you know will be useful for the outside world. Makes as much connection, networking as possible with friends, professors, anyone. Also attend all career fairs at UC Berkeley frequently to gain connections and networking. It might be useful one day."