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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful campus”(125 reviews)
“clock tower”(19 reviews)
“free speech”(22 reviews)
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California's most prestigious public university is the home of liberalism and revolution.
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Berkeley, CA 94720
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+1 510-642-6000
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 May 2004

we were surprised how active the campus was on saturday. there was plenty to do and see. the doubletree hotel is excellent and offers easy access to san fran and sousalito....

3  Thank NorthStar16349
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 March 2015

This was, by far, the most unappealing high-status college campus I have ever visited. Yes, it is historic and, yes, they have lots of important researchers there but . . . the homeless population runs rampant over the campus and town, I smelled pot on...More

4  Thank Chele32789
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful buildings and surroundings, excellent libraries and cultural events, highly recommend visiting here. I came as a student in 1997 and have never left! Got a job here and have been here ever since. The scenery still takes my breath away.

Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This campus has been the center of my life for over 50 years, and I still enjoy wandering under its redwood trees, visiting its world-class museums, picnicking on green places, and enjoying the sight of bright young students rushing from class to class or just...More

Thank Filiz510
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at an hotel around the UC Berkeley campus and you cannot distinguish between the university and the surrounding environments. The school is beautiful, with new and old architectural masterpieces. Something that stuck me was the large amount of squirrels on the grounds. It...More

Thank KayusYussuf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm biased since I went to graduate school here but this is a top rate university in a beautiful setting with views of the Golden Gate bridge, SF, etc. A great place to visit for school, a hike, and great restaurants/bars nearby.

Thank RhettL905
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

A beautiful campus with stunning views down to the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Library especially worthwhile and the views from the Campanile.

Thank JeremyS588
Reviewed 2 October 2018

It's a great old stadium ( California Memorial Stadium with all seats providing a pretty good view. Try sitting on the home side with individual seats as the rest are all aluminum benches. It's a hike up the hill and try to arrange parking ahead...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We visited UC Berkeley to check out the campus. The clock tower was great to go up and get some nice pictures of the surrounding area. For an even better experience, come to watch the Cal bears play football!!

Thank Alana G
Reviewed 26 September 2018

As a Berkeley alum, I have fond memories of the beauty of the campus and each time I return I remember why I felt that way. In addition to being one of the premier universities in the country, the campus is hilly and in places,...More

Thank 77mic
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We had about an hour of spare time while staying in Berkeley for a family event, and decided to walk over to the Berkeley campus. It was a great idea. The Campanile is magnificent visually and aurally. Our favorite spot was the Mario Savio Steps,...More

Thank Acinonyx60
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We bought the tickets on Stub Hub 2 days before the game for $15.00 a ticket. Had great seats. CC row 8. Unfortunately the stadium is never full. Cal bears beat University of North Carolina. Everyone was friendly, beautiful day.

Thank CaseyC548
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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
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