The University of California Berkeley
Berkeley has this as a commitment throughout their programs. Everywhere we went I heard about how the students at Berkeley were working to make the world a better place. This commitment in all of their programs includes everything from sustainable energy and agriculture, to social justice issues, to economic efficiency. Berkeley is educating students to go on to make an impact on the world we live in.
2. Open Minded
UC Berkeley is known for embracing open minded students. Students that go to Berkeley are often passionate about certain aspects of life. They will stand up for what they believe is right, but are open to hearing others opinions. Berkeley students are respectful, and believe that it is good to have open dialogues with people that come from all backgrounds and beliefs.
3. Great Location
Berkeley is a great city. There is so much to do in Berkeley and much of it is within walking distance or a short bus ride from campus. San Francisco and Oakland are both close to Berkeley and offer many options for students to enjoy. There are great restaurants, theaters, and fun activities for students to enjoy. Not far from the city though is the opportunity for students to go hiking and enjoy nature. It is a good mix of both city life and outdoor activities.
UC Berkeley is proud of their impressive statistics. Currently there are 7 Nobel Prizes held by current faculty members, 77 Faculty Fulbright Scholars, 13 National Medals of Science held by current faculty members, just to name a few. Becoming a Berkeley student is competitive as the acceptance rate is 14.8% this year.
If you are the type of student who wants to make an impact on the world and learn from some of the best minds in your field of study, Berkeley may be the right school for you. Please feel free to stop by and meet with me if you would like to discuss UC Berkeley or any other University of California school.
*Please note some of the statistics may change from year to year so please be sure to check UC Berkeley's website for the most up to date information on their school.