Friday, May 13, 2016

University of California - Berkeley

The University of California Berkeley

I had the privilege of visiting UC Berkley this past week, the final week of April 2016.  It was an amazing trip, and gave me the ability to see what makes this great institution so great.  According to the U.S. News and World Report UC Berkeley is the #1 Public University in the country.  So, what makes this school so amazing?  What type of students would find UC Berkeley the right institution to pursue their undergraduate degrees?  There were a few things that stood out to me, that define a Berkeley student.

1.  Commitment to a Better World

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.

4.  Learn from Some of the Best

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.

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