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U.S. College Road Trip! Episode 10- University of California, Berkeley


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The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) is a public research university located in Berkeley, California. Notable alumni include Brenda Song, Steve Wozniak, and Alex Morgan. Berkeley is the original school in the University of California system and they have a Naked Run during dead week to let off steam.


Here are some advantages of attending UC Berkeley:

  • Academic programs: Berkeley offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs across its 14 schools and colleges, including business, law, engineering, and humanities and sciences. The university is known for its excellence in many fields, including computer science, economics, and political science.

  • Research opportunities: UC Berkeley is a top-tier research university, with a focus on science, engineering, and social sciences. Students have access to research opportunities and can work alongside world-renowned faculty members.

  • Location: UC Berkeley is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is known for its technology, innovation, and cultural diversity. The university's location provides students with many opportunities to connect with industry leaders and entrepreneurs.

  • Diversity: UC Berkeley is a diverse learning community, with students from different backgrounds and cultures. The university is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

  • Alumni network: UC Berkeley has a supportive and extensive alumni network, consisting of graduates who have made significant contributions to various fields and industries. As a UC Berkeley student, you will have access to this powerful network, providing you with connections to accomplished individuals who can offer guidance, mentorship, and support throughout your academic and professional journey.

  • Social life: UC Berkeley has a vibrant social scene, with over 1,200 student organizations and a thriving arts and culture scene. Students can explore and develop their passions outside of the classroom.

  • Value: UC Berkeley is a public university, which means that it is more affordable than many private universities. The university also offers financial aid and scholarships to help students cover the cost of attendance.

For the class of 2026, the acceptance rate was 18%. The average SAT score for admitted students is between 1340-1510 and the average ACT score is between 30-35.

Here’s the link for admissions to learn more. https://www.berkeley.edu/admissions/

Go Bears!


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