University of California - Berkeley Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
of students recommend
(4.14 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 224 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and ACEND
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 40,154 (29,310 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 15% part-time, 85% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $14,170 in-state; $29,272 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

2.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

The MSW program has a heavy academic/theoretical focus- all your practice happens in your field placement. The professors are variable- some are excellent, and some are near retirement, not up-to-date on advancements in the field, and less progressive than you would expect, given that it is Berkeley. The program is going through a transition period where older professors are retiring and they are hiring a more diverse group of younger professors. The school, overall, has less of a social-justice focus than I hoped, but there are some students working to change that. While the program isn't everything I hoped for now, I think it's heading in the right direction.
3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2012

Excellent instruction and resources on campus
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015

My experience in this university was one of the best, I can say that it is an excellent instiucion with very good professionals of the education in charge
3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2008

I enjoyed attending University of California in the early 2000s, but I would not consider attending now. The campus and the city are entirely too simplistic in their political and world views, and they lack any real-life experience or logic.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2019

I think Berkeley Law is a terrific school! Law school will be difficult wherever you go, but Berkeley has a great environment where students can feel at home. There are always very important and interesting judges/people that come and talk to us! I don't think I would pick any other school!
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2019

Before the program begins, UC Berkeley invites all students to celebrate diversity. This is a school that truly believes that being home to a diversity of peoples, values, cultures, and interests creates a place where enlightened perspectives can grow. With such diversity, Berkeley's School of Public Health was unlike any of the other schools I applied to. The professors and students of the University truly care about the education and training each student will receive. While UC Berkeley is known for its leading research success, the school truly invests and fosters each students personal growth so that they can become leaders in their individual fields. In part, Berkeley's School of Public Health is able to provide students with such great resources and support because it is within an interdisciplinary family of different schools at Berkeley. This allows each student to pursue their own aspirations and make connections across disciplines to develop the skills they will need to make their dreams become a reality.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2013

It was a good experience, because is very important that a person advanced in his career.
3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2012

It in an amazing college with thoughtful curriculum.
3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2011

I enjoyed my time there, and I think it's a quality school
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

The academic part is spectacular. It is also very diverse and liberal.
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