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Study in Berkeley

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Why study in Berkeley?

Berkeley, California, is an iconic US city with a long history of welcoming international students. The authentic college town blends academic excellence with vibrant student life.

Besides its prestigious higher-education institutions, Berkeley is renowned for its thriving arts and culture scene. Spend your weekends listening to live music, visiting museums, or dining out in tasty restaurants.

Berkeley’s location in San Francisco Bay makes it an outdoor paradise too. Beautiful lakes, parks, and botanical gardens are just waiting to be discovered.

Studying in Berekely means you’ll have the major cities of Oakland and San Franciso on your doorstep. If you plan on flying home in between semesters, you’ll find three international airports within 50 miles.

Universities in Berkeley

Student reviews for Berkeley

  • Shashwat Bajaj
    India
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Berkeley City College Mathematics
    Tell us about Berkeley
    Berkeley is safe overall and very welcome to international students. The bus link is well planned. There isn’t much night life’s but it’s worthwhile the evenings are the best.
  • Taeho Lee Lee
    Korea, Republic of
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Berkeley City College Computer Science
    Tell us about Berkeley
    The transportation is very easy as stated above. Bart goes through the city, so it is very accesible from other districts such as Oakland or Richmond, and roaming around the city is very easy as AC Transit clipper cards are provided to students attending in BCC. you can enjoy a lot of social life around the college.
  • Yuanyuan Wang
    China
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    3 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Berkeley City College Child Studies
    Tell us about Berkeley
    I study in Berkeley and Oakland. Same school but campuses located in different cities. Both cities are diverse and energetic. Tons of good restaurants, shops, and book stores nearby. We can easily walk to those stores. People who live here are very nice and welcoming. Daylife is safer than nightlife. And it's sad to see many homeless people who live on the streets in both cities.
  • Edwina Malmberg
    Panama
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Berkeley City College Sociology
    Tell us about Berkeley
    Berkeley is a very interesting city with a lot of fun activities to do everyday. This is an international community with people from all over the world. There are so many great restaurants, bars, parks, museums, and shops in this small city. I love the diversity of the restaurants in particular because it has allowed me to try new food from places I have never been to. However, I must say that Berkeley can be also a little bit intimidating especially at night because it has a severe homeless population living in the city streets and it can be dangerous in some areas. For that reason, I must say that you can feel comfortable traveling around Berkeley but you should be careful like in any other place that is unfamiliar to you, especially if you are alone at night.

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